Internet Service Providers in Sweeny, Texas

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sweeny, TX
Wired Internet Providers: 5
Average Speed Test Result: 38.97 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 7.61%

Internet Access in Sweeny, Texas

Currently, there are 9 broadband providers in Sweeny marketing home service. Including business Internet, that's a total of 16 companies available locally, such as ERF Wireless.

The average home in Sweeny will find 3-4 companies at their location, or precisely 3.21 providers per census block. Only 15.33 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 and Satellite, with 26.00% and practically one hundred percent respectively. Telephone providers are the main source for DSL service, because DSL sends Internet data via phone wires. As copper wires go, the twisted and bundled copper construction of phone lines outputs lower speeds and bandwidth than 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 (formerly Exede) 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 14 internet providers in Sweeny with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Sweeny is the 398th most connected city in Texas ahead of Van Vleck, Damon, West Columbia, and Brazoria, but behind Lake Jackson.
  • The fastest zip code in Sweeny for February 2021 is 77480. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
AT&T Internet 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
BTEL Communications 100 Mbps Cable and DSL 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sweeny, Texas

  • Sparklight - 66.8% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • BTEL - 25.1% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 26.0% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - 1.5% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Sweeny - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sweeny

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Sweeny is the 398th most connected city in Texas ahead of Van Vleck, Damon, West Columbia, and Brazoria, but behind Lake Jackson.

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

Approximately 24,000 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 85% 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 40,000 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
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
BTEL Communications Cable and DSL 25.1%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 26.0%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL 1.5%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
TISD Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 56.6%+ 100 Mbps
ERF Wireless Fixed Wireless 49.6%+ 0.768 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 Mbps 12 $0.41 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +310.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +68.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +6 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +60.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +72.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +76.3 Mbps ) 9 ( -3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )