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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.

Learn more about our methodology

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

Population:
30,097,526 people

2.77 average people per household

$63,178 average income per household

39 average age per household

56% of population employed

88

2% higher than national average

Ranked 28th nationally

88

15% higher than national average

Ranked 10th nationally

96%

11% higher than national average

Ranked 46th nationally

79%

1% higher than national average

Ranked 31st nationally

Average download speed
151 Mbps

9.67% higher than national average
Ranks 13th nationally

Average upload speed
82.1 Mbps

38.02% 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
Synergy Internet 311.53 Mbps 288.06 Mbps 94.4%
Tachus 231.64 Mbps 206.84 Mbps 36.24% View Plans for Tachus
Monster Broadband 220.07 Mbps 186.79 Mbps 72.49% View Plans for Monster Broadband
Google Fiber 217.53 Mbps 194.3 Mbps 58.73%
Vexus Fiber 211.77 Mbps 156.41 Mbps 88.67% View Plans for Vexus Fiber
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
5G Home 245 Mbps 80.14% 75.44% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 950.89 Mbps 91.27% 81.08% See all providers for Cable
DSL 977.69 Mbps 47.25% 82.39% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 3247.51 Mbps 88.2% 77.47% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 65.47 Mbps 83.99% 79.94% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 119.4 Mbps 0.84% 98.6% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 100 Mbps 95.75% 100% See all providers for Satellite

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 475.1 Mbps 264.59 Mbps 100% Northland Communications
Haltom City 304.38 Mbps 98.09 Mbps 74% Spectrum
Plainview 274.81 Mbps 78.4 Mbps 99% Vexus Fiber
Coppell 262.57 Mbps 209.73 Mbps 79% Frontier
Copperas Cove 253.77 Mbps 28.03 Mbps 98% Spectrum
Fulshear 246.62 Mbps 203.1 Mbps 56% AT&T
The Colony 245.43 Mbps 136.79 Mbps 58% Google Fiber
Garland 243.05 Mbps 186.3 Mbps 84% Frontier

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 3,195,984 100% 100% 100%
Dallas 1,407,371 100% 100% 100%
San Antonio 1,800,724 100% 100% 100%
Austin 1,107,504 100% 100% 100%
Fort Worth 929,959 100% 100% 100%
El Paso 788,344 100% 99% 100%
Corpus Christi 326,556 100% 100% 100%
Arlington 400,315 100% 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

Houston

Population: 3,195,984

Median income: $65,442

144.55 Mbps
avg. download speed

72.45 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
Consolidated Communications

San Antonio

Population: 1,800,724

Median income: $59,900

181.91 Mbps
avg. download speed

99.72 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
Breezeline

Dallas

Population: 1,407,371

Median income: $68,181

91.55 Mbps
avg. download speed

44.33 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

HighSpeedInternet.com 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.

Texas FAQs

Which is the best internet provider in Texas?

Spectrum is the best internet provider in Texas. With the biggest reach across the state, Spectrum is the best bet for most people, offering fast speeds at generous prices—with unlimited data and no contracts to boot.

Is Verizon 5G Home Internet available in Texas?

Verizon has 5G Home Internet capability in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Arlington, but it appears that it isn’t available to customers just yet. Keep an eye out on updates from Verizon about when the service becomes available.

What internet provider has the cheapest Wi-Fi in Texas?

Astound Broadband has the cheapest Wi-Fi in Texas, with plans starting at under $30 a month.

Is Spectrum available in my area?

It’s likely that Spectrum is available in your area. The cable provider is available to 56% of the Texas population. That’s a pretty wide swathe of the state, but of course you’re going to want to search your zip code with our zip search tool to find out if Spectrum is available on your block specifically.

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