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Internet providers in Houston, AL

1. Hughesnet
99% available in Houston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(419)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

2. ispMint
99% available in Houston
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
30Mbps
3. Cyber Broadband Inc.
55% available in Houston
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
1. Hughesnet
99% available in Houston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(419)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

2. Cyber Broadband Inc.
55% available in Houston
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Houston
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Houston
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
66% available in Houston
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Houston
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Houston

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Houston area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$66.44/mo

Average speed
226.4 Mbps

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Most popular provider

Houston Residential Internet Coverage

In Houston, 87% of residents have access to broadband (internet with a download speed of at least 25 Mbps). That’s a higher percentage than the broadband availability for Texas as a whole (54%) and the national percentage of broadband availability (79%). Houston residents have a lot of broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP) options, but AT&T and Xfinity serve the most areas.

Although some ISPs offer service in more areas of Houston than others, no ISP services the entire city. This means the Internet Service Providers available at your home may be different than those available in other neighborhoods.

For example, Spectrum offers internet service in the Spring area, but Xfinity is the main cable internet provider to downtown Houston. Similarly, people living in the Baytown or League City areas can get internet service from Frontier, but AT&T would be the main fiber or DSL internet provider for most of Houston. CenturyLink also offers service in some Houston neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

“I have had Comcast / xfinity for many years with excellent results. My uptime is practically 100% and the few times I have had problems, the response time to fix the problem was quite rapid and reliable. I get fantastic bandwidth and would highly recommend xfinity to anyone shopping for high speed internet access in Houston.”


Joel Hall | Houston, TX
Xfinity Customer
2017-01-20

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Some Houston residents may find themselves outside the service area of all the ISPs mentioned above. If this is you, don’t worry. You can still get high-quality internet service through a satellite internet provider like Viasat or HughesNet.

Most of these internet providers offer TV service, phone service, and bundling options to keep your costs down. To see which ISPs offer service in your corner of the city, use our availability map below.

Highest-Rated Internet Service Providers in Houston

AT&T, Xfinity, and Spectrum internet services all average 3.5 out of 5 stars in the customer reviews we receive on our site. Our 2018's Best Internet Providers in Customer Satisfaction Survey backs up these numbers. AT&T, Xfinity, and Spectrum all scored over 3.8 out of 5 for overall customer satisfaction in the survey.

Smaller providers, like En-Touch, offer internet service in some areas of Houston, but most of them haven’t received enough customer reviews for a reliable rating.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Houston

Average download speed
226.43 Mbps

Average upload speed
157.73 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
27.13 ms

Average jitter
2.73 ms

 

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Summary of Houston internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
ispMint 5G Home 30 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for ispMint
Cyber Broadband Inc. Fixed Wireless 3 Mbps N/A View Plans for Cyber Broadband Inc.

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

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