Internet Providers in Sweeny, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sweeny, TX
Internet Providers: 13
Internet Plans: 20
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $66.73

Internet Access in Sweeny, Texas

Currently, there are 13 broadband providers in Sweeny marketing home service. Including business Internet, that's a total of 18 companies available locally, such as Windstream.

The average home in Sweeny will find 3 companies at their location, or precisely 3.09 providers per census block. Only 12 percent of Sweeny residents are stuck with one option for Internet service.

Taking a look now at network tech installed around the city, the most widespread wired broadband Internet technology options are DSL (92.87 percent coverage) and Fixed Wireless (7.53 percent coverage). DSL Internet service is transmitted over phone lines, and comes from service providers like Windstream that own phone lines. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper bundle construction seen in phone lines provides slightly less bandwidth compared to cable and fiber.

The information listed here comes from FCC coverage reports. Data is cross-validated through private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more granular listings than is available from the FCC directly. Information about speed and pricing of specific broadband plans is generated by our data team, who collect thousands of plans each year.

Viasat Internet is the most common on the whole, with coverage for virtually one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, has availability for about near one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed advertised for Viasat reaches 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers packages up to 25 Mbps. Any speed above 10 megabits per second (Mbps) will be sufficient for streaming SD videos on WiFi. However, it may become challenging for multiple users or bandwidth-intensive applications like video conferencing, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Explore the coverage maps below to compare broadband options on a granular level in Sweeny.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Sweeny with 13 of those offering residential service
  • Sweeny is the 310th most connected city in Texas ahead of Lake Jackson, Van Vleck, Damon, West Columbia, and Brazoria.
  • The fastest zip code in Sweeny for April 2021 is 77480. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

900 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Sweeny, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 25 Mbps IPBB 5m 27s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
BTEL Communications 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s
BTEL Communications 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sweeny, Texas

  • Windstream - DSL - 92.9% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Sparklight - Cable - 66.8% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 26.0% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • BTEL - DSL - 4.3% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • BTEL - Cable - 25.1% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 1.5% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 7.5% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 4.0% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 1.7% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sweeny

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Sweeny is the 310th most connected city in Texas ahead of Lake Jackson, Van Vleck, Damon, West Columbia, and Brazoria.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 25,000 people in Brazoria County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 88% of Sweeny residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 77480 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Sweeny.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Brazoria County, approximately 44,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps Among Sweeny Broadband Providers

Internet companies have moved to add data limits onto home broadband plans in recent years. This trend holds true in Sweeny, with Internet companies like Sparklight featuring plans with data caps. This doesn't really matter for the majority of customers, but is liable to affect users that share the service with household members or techies who download or upload a large amount of HD or 4K content. Caps on cable packages tend to be about one Terabyte, which is a problem for fewer than 1% of Internet users, according to a report from Xfinity. Sparklight (formerly Cable One) customers should verify data limits before signing up.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sweeny

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 92.9%+ 200 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 66.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
ERF Wireless Fixed Wireless 37.8%+ 0.768 Mbps
TISD Fixed Wireless 37.2%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 26.0%+ 100 Mbps
BTEL Communications DSL 4.3%+ 20 Mbps
BTEL Communications Cable 25.1%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 1.5%+ 25 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 7.5%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 4.0%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
TISD Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 69.1%+ 25 Mbps
ERF Wireless Fixed Wireless 49.6%+ 0.768 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 3.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 200 Mbps

Compare Sweeny to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sweeny 39.1 Mbps 13 $0.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +376.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +3 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +79.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +77.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +88.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +88.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )