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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Texas

Texas goes big on internet options, with well over 150 internet providers operating across the state. Spectrum and AT&T are the most widely available providers, and both can get you excellent service with affordable prices and impressive speeds—but avoid AT&T’s sluggish DSL service if a faster connection is available.

Pockets of the Lone Star State can also get fiber, cable or affordable 5G access from T-Mobile 5G Home Internet, Frontier, Optimum, and Astound Broadband.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars from customers in Texas.

That ranks Texas 21st nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Texas

 3.7/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 21st national ranking for customer satisfaction

$73.27 average price per payment for internet, per household

87.7% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.7/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

30,097,526 people

2.76 average people per household

$61,822 average income per household

39 average age per household

55% of population employed


2% higher than national average

Ranked 29th nationally


19% higher than national average

Ranked 13th nationally


11% higher than national average

Ranked 47th nationally


0% higher than national average

Ranked 32nd nationally

Average download speed
149.1 Mbps

11.11% higher than national average
Ranks 11th nationally

Average upload speed
79.4 Mbps

18.49% higher than national average
Ranks 3rd nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Texas

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Sparklight 283.43 Mbps 23.71 Mbps 64.63% View Plans for Sparklight
Tachus 218.54 Mbps 197.4 Mbps 36.24% View Plans for Tachus
Google Fiber 207.63 Mbps 190.68 Mbps 65.79% View Plans for Google Fiber
Vexus Fiber 205.42 Mbps 150.95 Mbps 88.67% View Plans for Vexus Fiber
Monster Broadband 198.97 Mbps 158.41 Mbps 72.49% View Plans for Monster Broadband
96% of people in Texas have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 45th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
Satellite 126.29 Mbps 62.38% 99.3% See all providers for Satellite
LTE Home 119.9 Mbps 0.84% 98.59% See all providers for LTE Home
Fixed Wireless 101.92 Mbps 84.24% 76.19% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Fiber 3386.4 Mbps 88.62% 70.2% See all providers for Fiber
DSL 1235.25 Mbps 32.43% 80.02% See all providers for DSL
Cable 954.26 Mbps 90.35% 61.5% See all providers for Cable
5G Home 243.68 Mbps 85.28% 49.63% See all providers for 5G Home

Best cities for internet in Texas

Cities in Texas with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Stephenville 405.49 Mbps 220.44 Mbps 34% Vyve Broadband
Haltom City 306.7 Mbps 124.98 Mbps 71% Spectrum
Plainview 248.13 Mbps 72.25 Mbps 99% AT&T
Coppell 245.07 Mbps 193.03 Mbps 77% Frontier
Fulshear 241.49 Mbps 204.77 Mbps 57% CenturyLink
Copperas Cove 239.5 Mbps 24.83 Mbps 80% Spectrum
Garland 237.02 Mbps 156.39 Mbps 78% Frontier
Sulphur Springs 229.79 Mbps 91.41 Mbps 62% Optimum

Stephenville is the best city in Texas for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Haltom City and Plainview also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Texas

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Houston 2,296,253 100% 100% 100%
Dallas 1,300,642 100% 100% 100%
San Antonio 1,445,662 100% 100% 100%
Austin 958,202 100% 100% 100%
Fort Worth 924,663 100% 100% 100%
El Paso 677,181 100% 100% 100%
Corpus Christi 317,804 100% 100% 100%
Arlington 393,469 100% 100% 100%

Houston is the most internet-connected city in Texas. Houston makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Houston's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Dallas and San Antonio also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Texas


Population: 2,296,253

Median income: $65,442

144.09 Mbps
avg. download speed

70.26 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Emery Telcom

San Antonio

Population: 1,445,662

Median income: $59,900

173.79 Mbps
avg. download speed

94.12 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 1,300,642

Median income: $68,181

92.69 Mbps
avg. download speed

47.02 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

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