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Internet providers in Athens, TX

1. Optimum
73% available in Athens
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating(1207)

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2. Brightspeed
99% available in Athens
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Get a $200 prepaid card when you sign up for Brightspeed Fiber!

3. Nextlink Internet
17% available in Athens
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
500Mbps
5. Hughesnet
99% available in Athens
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

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

6. Gower.net
25% available in Athens
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2Mbps
7. Texas CellNet Inc.
57% available in Athens
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
30Mbps
1. Optimum Business
20% available in Athens
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating(0)
2. Nextlink Internet
17% available in Athens
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
500Mbps
3. Hughesnet
99% available in Athens
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

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

4. Gower.net
25% available in Athens
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2Mbps
5. Texas CellNet Inc.
57% available in Athens
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
30Mbps
6. One Ring Networks
63% available in Athens
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Athens
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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2. Visible
Available in Athens
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
99% available in Athens
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Athens
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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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 Athens

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

Average starting price
$67.1/mo

Average speed
121.2 Mbps

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Athens Residential Internet Coverage

As the central hub of a number of Texas suburbs, Athens is a busy city of over 12,000 people. There are many successful businesses in the area, including shopping and hospitality businesses that depend heavily on high speed Internet. Whether you need residential Internet service or a commercial plan, Athens providers have a number of options to explore.

Perhaps one of the most reliable options in Athens is CenturyLink. Through CenturyLink, those living in the Athens area can choose from DSL or fiber optic service. The coverage area stretches to Crescent Heights in the north, Pickens in the west, Farm to Market 59 in the east, and Bois D'Arc in the south.

Suddenlink Communications is the other main high speed Internet option in the city of Athens. This company offers cable plans with a max download speed of 25 Mbps. Their range of plans makes it easy to find options that accommodate your budget and usage needs.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Athens

Average download speed
121.21 Mbps

Average upload speed
115.98 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
29.49 ms

Average jitter
15.81 ms

 

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Summary of Athens internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Optimum Cable 940 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Optimum
Brightspeed DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 3.3/5 View Plans for Brightspeed
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 500 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Nextlink Internet
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Gower.net Fixed Wireless 2 Mbps N/A View Plans for Gower.net
Texas CellNet Inc. Fixed Wireless 30 Mbps N/A View Plans for Texas CellNet 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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