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Internet Service in Texas

Despite the fact that large areas of Texas are rural, over 90% of Texans have access to high speed Internet that is up to 10 Mbps in download speeds. Wireless Internet is available in 100% of the state. Cable Internet is available to 85.8% of Texans. DSL is available in 86.3% of the state. However, fiber Internet is only available to 11% of the population, all of whom are in major metropolitan areas. Multiple Texas cities are found on the list of places to move for Gigabit Internet.

74.6% of Texans have high speed Internet at home, a percentage lower than the national average. 7.7% of Texans have no Internet connection at home or work. Less than 50% of residents there have 3 or more Internet providers to choose from.

11%

texans with fiber internet available

100%

texans with wireless internet available

85.5%

texans with cable internet available

86.3%

texans with DSL internet available

74.6%

texans with high speed internet at home

90%

texans with access to 10 mbps

-50%

texans with access to 3+ providers

7.7%

texans who lack an internet connection

Broadband in Texas

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Abilene, TX173.80N/AN/A1.154161636
Allen, TX2224.51N/AN/A3.384862348
Amarillo, TX202.05N/AN/A0.441659139
Arlington, TX2825.21N/AN/A1.792960428
Austin, TX307.14N/AN/A1.691759273
Baytown, TX2137.66N/AN/A3.384562072
Beaumont, TX146.69N/AN/A1.544461910
Bedford, TX2825.21N/AN/A1.79N/AN/A28
Brownsville, TX142.37N/AN/A1.261258710
Bryan, TX214.82N/AN/A1.29658139
Burleson, TX242.73N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A22
Carrollton, TX1911.17N/AN/A3.402560031
Cedar Hill, TX2211.17N/AN/A3.40N/AN/A47
Cedar Park, TX248.74N/AN/A0.97558042
Channelview, TX21N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A71
Cleburne, TX242.73N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A22
College Station, TX204.82N/AN/A1.294762238
Conroe, TX197.86N/AN/A1.775162669
Coppell, TX2211.17N/AN/A3.40N/AN/A47
Copperas Cove, TX172.14N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A15
Corpus Christi, TX186.16N/AN/A1.851458928
Dallas, TX2611.17N/AN/A3.402459951
Deer Park, TX2337.66N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A73
Del Rio, TX131.35N/AN/A0.55N/AN/A9
Denton, TX2221.63N/AN/A1.873260733
Desoto, TX2211.17N/AN/A3.403460947
Duncanville, TX2211.17N/AN/A3.40N/AN/A48
Edinburg, TX177.14N/AN/A1.572359814
El Paso, TX169.51N/AN/A0.822660112
Euless, TX2825.21N/AN/A1.794962428
Flower Mound, TX1821.63N/AN/A1.873761229
Fort Worth, TX2925.21N/AN/A1.791959430
Friendswood, TX163.50N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A65
Frisco, TX2221.63N/AN/A1.871859348
Galveston, TX163.50N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A65
Garland, TX2211.17N/AN/A3.401358847
Georgetown, TX248.74N/AN/A0.972159742
Grand Prairie, TX2311.17N/AN/A3.403961448
Grapevine, TX2825.21N/AN/A1.79N/AN/A28
Haltom City, TX2825.21N/AN/A1.79N/AN/A28
Harker Heights, TX176.44N/AN/A0.92N/AN/A14
Harlingen, TX142.37N/AN/A1.265062510
Houston, TX2537.66N/AN/A3.382059576
Huntsville, TX161.46N/AN/A0.43N/AN/A58
Hurst, TX2825.21N/AN/A1.79N/AN/A28
Irving, TX2211.17N/AN/A3.401158647
Keller, TX2725.21N/AN/A1.79N/AN/A27
Killeen, TX176.44N/AN/A0.924361814
Kyle, TX165.46N/AN/A0.93N/AN/A23
La Porte, TX2137.66N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A71
Lancaster, TX2211.17N/AN/A3.40N/AN/A47
Laredo, TX143.79N/AN/A0.193160610
League City, TX153.50N/AN/A1.744662165
Leander, TX247.14N/AN/A1.69N/AN/A42
Lewisville, TX1721.63N/AN/A1.87758229
Little Elm, TX1821.63N/AN/A1.87N/AN/A44
Longview, TX223.22N/AN/A0.223861344
Lubbock, TX196.83N/AN/A1.261559039
Lufkin, TX141.69N/AN/A0.25N/AN/A33
Mansfield, TX2925.21N/AN/A1.79257729
Mcallen, TX167.14N/AN/A1.573661112
Mesquite, TX2211.17N/AN/A3.404061547
Midland, TX198.87N/AN/A0.282760244
Mission, TX167.14N/AN/A1.573360812
Missouri City, TX228.03N/AN/A0.773561070
Nacogdoches, TX181.93N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A36
New Braunfels, TX264.51N/AN/A1.01457944
North Richland Hills, TX2825.21N/AN/A1.79357828
Odessa, TX201.92N/AN/A1.39858329
Pasadena, TX2137.66N/AN/A3.38958471
Pearland, TX222.72N/AN/A0.554261768
Pflugerville, TX267.14N/AN/A1.692860345
Pharr, TX167.14N/AN/A1.572259612
Plano, TX2224.51N/AN/A3.383060548
Port Arthur, TX146.69N/AN/A1.54157610
Richardson, TX2211.17N/AN/A3.401058547
Rockwall, TX19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A45
Rosenberg, TX21N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A68
Round Rock, TX24N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A42
Rowlett, TX21N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A47
San Angelo, TX15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A32
San Antonio, TX31N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A73
San Juan, TX16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12
San Marcos, TX17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Schertz, TX24N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A39
Sherman, TX23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A43
Southlake, TX28N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A28
Spring, TX19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A69
Sugar Land, TX22N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A70
Temple, TX19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Texarkana, TX13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A20
Texas City, TX16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A65
The Colony, TX16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A20
Tyler, TX24N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A39
Victoria, TX19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Waco, TX20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A21
Waxahachie, TX23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A18
Weslaco, TX16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12
Wichita Falls, TX21N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Wylie, TX23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A49
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in Texas

Since 2009, the Connected Nation (Texas) has been awarded $8,026,000.00 in federal dollars for Texas's "Connected Texas" program. Texas has awarded these monies to 18 organizations and departments within the state.

Broadband is spread unevenly throughout the state.

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