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Internet Providers in San Antonio, Texas
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Internet Access in San Antonio, Texas
Consumers will find 66 Internet service providers (ISPs) operating in San Antonio. There are 4 LTE providers and 27 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.
broadband market competition is reasonably robust for San Antonio. The average resident has access to 7-8 Internet providers. Averaged to account for all census blocks, that's exactly 7.71 choices in each block.
Keep in mind, since FCC data is only processed twice annually and only published 6+ months later, provider availability listed might not include the most recent expansions.
Cable and DSL providers like AT&T Internet make up the primary broadband infrastructure systems with availability around San Antonio.
According to the latest FCC data and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable ISPs in San Antonio so far as coverage. The more common companies often overlap in most neighborhoods around San Antonio.
- There are 46 internet providers in San Antonio with 27 of those offering residential service
- San Antonio is the 13th most connected city in Texas ahead of Von Ormy, Converse, Universal City, Helotes, and Lackland A F B.
- Explore internet access for communities within San Antonio: Garden Ridge, Balcones Heights, Kirby, Windcrest, Leon Valley, Hollywood Park, Castle Hills, Terrell Hills, Shavano Park, Hill Country Village, Olmos Park, Alamo Heights, China Grove, and Live Oak
- The fastest zip code in San Antonio for July 2021 is 78223. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.5% of consumers in San Antonio24,000 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 San Antonio, Texas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Google Fiber||2,000 Mbps||Fiber||4s||13.7%|
|Grande Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||13.8%|
|Grande Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||3.0%|
|GVTC Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||1.8%|
|En-Touch Systems||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||0.3%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||0.6%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||93.6%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||77.3%|
|En-Touch Systems||940 Mbps||Cable||8s||0.3%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||11.9%|
|Dell Telephone Cooperative||100 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||1m 21s||0.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|ZipLink Internet.com||4.0 Mbps||DSL||34m 8s||0.2%|
|Windstream||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||4.3%|
|BullsEye Telecom||1.5 Mbps||Fiber||1h 31m 1s||0.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Service Access for Education in San Antonio
The University Of Texas At San Antonio and University Of The Incarnate Word are the biggest universities in San Antonio. For the 37,373 combined students living in the area, strong broadband access is a must for accessing educational materials and conducting research. The University Of Texas At San Antonio residential buildings have 6-7 ISPs available in area on average, while University Of The Incarnate Word has closer to 8-9. The University Of Texas At San Antonio students that live surrounding campus can expect to get downstream speeds of around 151.98 Mbps, according to speed test data in the The University Of Texas At San Antonio zip. Speeds close to University Of The Incarnate Word average out to 241.5 Mbps over 22,537 tests run in the past year.
FCC and US Government reports often cite the need to improve internet service access for college and high school attendees. There is a positive correlation between increased high-speed broadband access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.
Data Caps Around San Antonio
Data from our researchers suggests that some of the popular ISPs use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue lately since consumers view caps as a tactic to discourage video streaming. Providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Internet access in San Antonio neighborhoods
Internet access information for San Antonio can be found in the following neighborhoods: Garden Ridge, Balcones Heights, Kirby, Windcrest, Leon Valley, Hollywood Park, Castle Hills, Terrell Hills, Shavano Park, Hill Country Village, Olmos Park, Alamo Heights, China Grove, Live Oak.
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in San Antonio
Tech solved problem
After months of frustration with customer service, Tech was sent to figure out what was wrong and solved our problems. He went above and beyond figuring out what was wrong. Thanks so much.
Stellar customer service
The difference between Mediacom and AT&T is that Mediacom cares. I have used both services and the difference is vast. After a recent hurricane in my area, Mediacom went above and beyond to ensure that I was up and running again. There was an unknown problem with the equipment on the pole at my house, and they had it fixed within an hour of my request. They legit care, and that goes a long way!
Good over the phone and store service
My first experience with Spectrum. I was handled professionally and politely over the phone and in-store. 17082 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio in-store experience with picking up my equipment was easy with the sign-in process, and the associate was very polite and technically helpful with setup instructions. I’d recommend it to family and friends.
Just what I needed!
After fighting with limited internet choices and a data cap for a couple of years, we finally went with Alamo Broadband and haven't looked back since. We have two families utilizing their second lowest plan (still reasonably priced!) and while it's not blazing fast, it's more important that THERE'S NO DATA CAP!!!!!!! It's also been very reliable in spite of high winds and storms. Customer service has always done their best to help and save me money, and having someone come out to check the equipment has been a breeze. We are rural customers and trust me... they are all you need. They don't keep raising their prices, no hidden fees, no data cap, they have services like HughesNet beat. A very refreshing change from our previous provider!!!
Good Service (so far)
The service with AT&T has been good to me so far, however, we'll see how the service handles once the promo special is up.
I love Spectrum!
By far the BEST cable company! Anytime I’ve ever had an issue, 24/7 customer service has always helped me out. Spectrum has more channels than most companies. Awesome features as well. Prior to Spectrum, I had a satellite TV provider that always “disconnected” during a storm or if it got a little windy outside. I no longer have to worry about my connection. Thank you Spectrum for being so amazing!
I have been a customer of Grande for many years. They have provided constant and reliable service, only nature's influence has disrupted their service. I gave 3 stars on Customer Service due to the lack of general network knowledge, or total lack of desire to facilitate my needs when I needed my modem to be factory reset. Most of the representatives have no actual knowledge of how a network works. I have been told, on more than three occasions off the top of my head, that there are only wireless networks, and it is not possible to use an Ethernet cable. They have also informed me that you can not use a router separate from their equipment. For an avid computer nerd, who has been around PC's since birth, 1982, This has caused major distress and annoyance on many separate occasions. Luckily, you can politely ask to be transferred to the IT specialists, or a supervisor depending on your needs, and they are much more knowledgeable and capable of assisting. They offer the fastest speeds, for the most affordable price. No data caps, no data tracking, they don't care how much data you use or how quickly you use it. Setting up advanced routing for private security systems, dedicated servers, online gaming, and pretty much everything else I have been able to think of to trip them up. I have anywhere from 3 to 8 PC's on the network, plus 1-4 Laptops, 1-4 Cellphones, 3 3D printers, a security system, a 5G Cell Booster from Sprint, and 1-2 printers all at once. LAN and WLAN, through the Grande provided modem/router, and a DELL PowerConnect 2716 router. They just upgraded to 1 GIG speeds in my neighborhood, and I have been enjoying it immensely. Overall I thoroughly enjoy Grande Internet service and hope they offer the same 1 GIG when I move soon! I would highly recommend that you switch to Grande if it's available in your area, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.