State of the Internet in Houston Texas

Posted under: Blog, Internet and Texas

When people think about Houston in 2017 one of the first things that comes to mind is the damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey. Harvey caused approximately $200,000,000,000 in damage, primarily due to flooding that was concentrated in downtown Houston. In addition to the physical destruction of buildings and vehicles, there has also been disruptions in utlities and services. This can be caused by a number of reasons such as downed lines or flooded utility facilities. After a major catastrophic event restoring communication services is crucial. This can be in the form of both wired and wireless services. One major advantage of Satellite Internet Service is that as long as you can power your equipment, you can resume your internet connection to a satellite without interruption. This is not the case with traditional cable connections that the majority of consumers in metropolitan areas typically purchase. Below we have outlined some of the more prominent ISPs (internet service providers) in Houston, TX.

Cable Internet Providers in Houston, TX

Providers of cable internet service experienced disruption and outages after the Hurricane Harvey impact in August of 2017. The primary Cable Internet Providers in Houston are:

AT&T U-verse in Houston

  • Internet Plans starting at $40.00/mo
  • Download Speeds up to 1000Mbps
  • Internet, Television, and Phone Plans Available

View AT&T's most popular plans here: AT&T's Most Popular Plans

Xfinity by Comcast in Houston

  • Internet Plans starting at $29.99/mo
  • Download Speeds up to 2000Mbps
  • Internet, Television, and Phone Plans Available

View Xfinity's most popular plans here: Comcast's Most Popular Plans

Satellite Internet Providers in Houston, TX

Satellite Internet providers did not experience a disruption of service after the hurricane had passed, as long as they were able to power their equipment. The primary Satellite Internet Providers in Houston are:

HughesNet in Houston

  • Internet Plans starting at $49.99/mo
  • Download Speeds up to 30Mbps
  • Internet and Phone Plans Available

View HughesNet's most popular plans here: HughesNet's Most Popular Plans

Exede by ViaSat in Houston

  • Internet Plans starting at $49.99/mo
  • Download Speeds starting at 25Mbps
  • Internet and Phone Plans Available

View Exede's most popular plans here: ViaSat's Most Popular Plans

If you are having trouble finding a suitable internet option in Houston, check out the providers available in your zip code by clicking here: Internet Providers in Houston.