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Internet Providers in Rockwall, Texas
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Internet Access in Rockwall, Texas
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Rockwall. HughesNet is also commonly available.
Rise Broadband is another common broadband choice in Rockwall. They offer Fixed Wireless service in 96 percent of the area. CIP Community Internet Providers offers an alternative wireless service worth taking note of for practically one hundred percent of Rockwall, although it has to have roof access and proximity to a CIP Community Internet Providers tower or access point.
Keep in mind that since FCC coverage data is tallied up twice annually and only released six months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete.
The level of competition between Internet companies is decent for households in Rockwall, and the average Rockwall resident can access 7-8 Internet providers. (7.38 per census block.)
In summary, Rockwall's Internet infrastructure conforms with a common pattern in US cities: widespread availability of cable and DSL Internet service, except that most houses are stuck with a single provider for setting up either Internet service. This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband outfits were started pre-Internet as cable TV and landline telephone corporations. So, they already own pre-existing wired infrastructures for delivering Internet bundles. The area's average download speed is currently 13.43 percent above the state average across all cities. See the public speed test results below for insights about how local providers compare long term.
Internet Statistics 2022
1.6% of consumers in Rockwall900 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Rockwall, Texas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Suddenlink Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||40.8%|
|Peoples Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||22.9%|
|En-Touch Systems||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||0.9%|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||93.1%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||94.0%|
|En-Touch Systems||940 Mbps||Cable||8s||0.9%|
|Rise Broadband||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||96.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL and Fiber||8s||2.1%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||48.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||48.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Rockwall
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues in Rockwall
Data collected by our research team shows that top providers use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because customers view caps as a strategy to discourage "cord cutting". Providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Rockwall to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Rockwall||211.7 Mbps||20||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +333.9 Mbps )||21 ( +1 )||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -50.4 Mbps )||20||$0.35 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -30.8 Mbps )||19 ( -1 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -25.1 Mbps )||26 ( +6 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -32.6 Mbps )||10 ( -10 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|