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.

2.60%

Population with faster than 1 Gbps available.

62.30%

Population with only 100 Mbps speeds or less available.

43.70%

Population with only 25 Mbps speeds or less available.

46 Mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

5.20%

Population with no wired internet access available.

94.80%

Population with wired internet access available.

16.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

17

Average broadband score for Texas

Broadband in Texas

Largest Cities in TexasProvidersSpeeds (down/up)Speeds (down/up)Broadband Score
Abilene, TX201 Gbps / 1 Gbps58 Mbps / 21 Mbps37
Allen, TX241 Gbps / 1 Gbps113 Mbps / 62 Mbps42
Amarillo, TX221 Gbps / 1 Gbps53 Mbps / 16 Mbps32
Arlington, TX331 Gbps / 1 Gbps86 Mbps / 79 Mbps47
Austin, TX381 Gbps / 1 Gbps129 Mbps / 94 Mbps62
Baytown, TX232 Gbps / 1 Gbps44 Mbps / 27 Mbps32
Beaumont, TX161 Gbps / 1 Gbps44 Mbps / 33 Mbps36
Brownsville, TX171 Gbps / 1 Gbps59 Mbps / 51 Mbps44
Bryan, TX231 Gbps / 1 Gbps74 Mbps / 42 Mbps41
Carrollton, TX231 Gbps / 1 Gbps36 Mbps / 16 Mbps32
College Station, TX231 Gbps / 1 Gbps75 Mbps / 42 Mbps40
Corpus Christi, TX221 Gbps / 1 Gbps108 Mbps / 72 Mbps40
Dallas, TX371 Gbps / 1 Gbps79 Mbps / 50 Mbps40
Denton, TX301 Gbps / 1 Gbps40 Mbps / 23 Mbps37
Edinburg, TX151 Gbps / 1 Gbps36 Mbps / 27 Mbps27
El Paso, TX261 Gbps / 1 Gbps70 Mbps / 62 Mbps35
Flower Mound, TX241 Gbps / 1 Gbps27 Mbps / 12 Mbps23
Fort Worth, TX401 Gbps / 1 Gbps86 Mbps / 75 Mbps57
Frisco, TX252 Gbps / 1 Gbps120 Mbps / 93 Mbps56
Garland, TX281 Gbps / 1 Gbps45 Mbps / 41 Mbps22
Grand Prairie, TX301 Gbps / 1 Gbps63 Mbps / 55 Mbps31
Harlingen, TX161 Gbps / 1 Gbps18 Mbps / 9 Mbps20
Houston, TX422 Gbps / 1 Gbps111 Mbps / 76 Mbps70
Irving, TX301 Gbps / 1 Gbps48 Mbps / 40 Mbps27
Killeen, TX161 Gbps / 1 Gbps12 Mbps / 4 Mbps16
Laredo, TX171 Gbps / 1 Gbps158 Mbps / 148 Mbps53
League City, TX232 Gbps / 1 Gbps41 Mbps / 25 Mbps35
Lewisville, TX231 Gbps / 1 Gbps64 Mbps / 36 Mbps42
Longview, TX251 Gbps / 1 Gbps44 Mbps / 38 Mbps38
Lubbock, TX211 Gbps / 1 Gbps129 Mbps / 89 Mbps46
McAllen, TX211 Gbps / 1 Gbps46 Mbps / 36 Mbps37
Mesquite, TX301 Gbps / 1 Gbps78 Mbps / 49 Mbps31
Midland, TX221 Gbps / 1 Gbps142 Mbps / 86 Mbps53
Mission, TX201 Gbps / 1 Gbps64 Mbps / 54 Mbps44
Missouri City, TX262 Gbps / 1 Gbps85 Mbps / 63 Mbps36
North Richland Hills, TX291 Gbps / 1 Gbps45 Mbps / 38 Mbps18
Odessa, TX211 Gbps / 1 Gbps168 Mbps / 101 Mbps50
Pasadena, TX262 Gbps / 1 Gbps115 Mbps / 99 Mbps50
Pearland, TX252 Gbps / 1 Gbps82 Mbps / 63 Mbps32
Pharr, TX171 Gbps / 1 Gbps45 Mbps / 37 Mbps33
Plano, TX261 Gbps / 1 Gbps129 Mbps / 115 Mbps59
Richardson, TX221 Gbps / 1 Gbps56 Mbps / 50 Mbps16
Round Rock, TX301 Gbps / 1 Gbps120 Mbps / 89 Mbps57
San Angelo, TX221 Gbps / 1 Gbps76 Mbps / 41 Mbps46
San Antonio, TX391 Gbps / 1 Gbps77 Mbps / 46 Mbps42
Sugar Land, TX272 Gbps / 1 Gbps131 Mbps / 99 Mbps57
Temple, TX221 Gbps / 1 Gbps29 Mbps / 6 Mbps23
Tyler, TX241 Gbps / 1 Gbps48 Mbps / 42 Mbps39
Waco, TX231 Gbps / 1 Gbps70 Mbps / 48 Mbps42
Wichita Falls, TX211 Gbps / 1 Gbps37 Mbps / 26 Mbps30
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Texas
ProviderAvg. Speeds
HughesNet25 Mbps
Viasat25 Mbps
AT&T24 Mbps
Cyberonic11 Mbps
Spectrum127 Mbps
Rise Broadband7 Mbps
BelWave Communications50 Mbps
NextLink30 Mbps
Ranch Wireless25 Mbps
AT&T Fiber1 Gbps