Internet providers in Austin, TX

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1. AT&T
87% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Spectrum
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. CenturyLink
100% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps
4. Google Fiber
20% available in Austin
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Grande Communications
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Suddenlink Communications
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. HughesNet
Available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
9. Ranch Wireless, Inc.
90% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
10. Rise Broadband
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. AT&T
87% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Spectrum
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. CenturyLink
100% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps
4. Google Fiber
20% available in Austin
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Grande Communications
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Suddenlink Communications
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. HughesNet
Available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
9. Texas Wireless Internet
75% available in Austin
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
10. Megapath
48% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
11. Ranch Wireless, Inc.
90% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
12. GHz Wireless
91% available in Austin
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
13. Rise Broadband
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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2. AT&T
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE

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3. Sprint
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE

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4. T-Mobile
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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  • Regular browsing
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  • Casual gaming
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20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
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  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Austin?

Austin, Texas, is a hub for music, culture, politics, and solid internet service. If you’re looking for ways to connect in the capital of Texas, Austin has several great choices for people shopping for internet service. AT&T and Spectrum both cover the majority of the downtown area and suburbs with solid speeds, while CenturyLink brings affordable options and fiber speeds to outlying areas.

For those who have a need for speed, AT&T offers speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. Spectrum speeds can reach up to 100 Mbps, which is still more than fast enough for almost anything you can throw at it.

Both of these providers cover basically all of the Austin area, so finding an internet plan that works for you should be easy. CenturyLink availability is more limited—mostly in the far northeastern and southern parts of town—but it’s still a good option for people who live in those areas.

Summary of Austin internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
Spectrum Cable 100 Mbps 3.0/5
CenturyLink DSL 80 Mbps 2.5/5
Google Fiber Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.0/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Grande Communications Cable 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
Suddenlink Communications Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5
Ranch Wireless, Inc. Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A

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.

Highest-rated internet providers in Austin

AT&T is by far the highest-rated provider in Austin. It ranked second overall in our customer satisfaction survey, and J.D. Power ranks it number one in the South. In our survey, AT&T landed in the top five internet providers in every single individual category, which is quite a feat.

Spectrum scores quite well for installation and customer support, ranking third and fourth respectively. Customer service is a top priority for many shoppers. If you’re one of them, you might find exactly what you’re looking for with Spectrum.

CenturyLink tends to fall toward the middle or rear of the pack for most satisfaction categories, but it has one big advantage: a Price for Life guarantee on its service packages. This ensures that the price you agree to when signing up is the price you’ll pay for as long as you have service. That’s a refreshing alternative to unexpected price hikes after the first year of a contract.

 

Fastest internet service providers in Austin

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Google Fiber offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Grande Communications offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Suddenlink Communications offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

When it comes to internet speed in Austin, AT&T is the top dog. AT&T customers in Austin get access to the provider’s speedy fiber network, with speeds up to 1 gig available at a reasonable price. Spectrum also offers solid speeds (up to 100 Mbps).

CenturyLink falls quite short of the pack with only 15 Mbps available in Austin. However, if you’re on the southwest side of town—where AT&T has a coverage gap—CenturyLink may be a good bet.

If none of these providers offer the package you need, you can also consider satellite internet. Although it’s far from the fastest option, both Viasat and HughesNet cover the entire area (as well as the whole rest of the country) and have speeds ranging from 12 Mbps to 100 Mbps.

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Spectrum vs. AT&T

We put Austin’s top providers to the test in this head-to-head comparison.

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AT&T Installation Guide

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Spectrum Installation Guide

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Austin residential internet coverage

AT&T in Austin

AT&T offers coverage for the entire downtown Austin area and the vast majority of suburbs. The only major gap is in the southwest area of Austin, past Restoration Ranch Airport.

 

Spectrum in Austin

Spectrum brings fast cable service to an even larger coverage area than AT&T. Service is available from North Austin and North Burnett all the way down to Sweetbriar. If AT&T doesn’t have a package that meets your needs, chances are good Spectrum will.

 

CenturyLink in Austin

CenturyLink provides service to outlying neighborhoods on the north side of town, including North Austin, North Lamar, and Windsor Hills. CenturyLink also covers the southwest area that AT&T misses, so if you live south of Ranch to Market Road, it may be a good option.

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Featured customer reviews

AT&T

 

“The internet service isn’t bad as long as your on a Mobil device playing games or watch videos, or music downloads. But when I try to play online games like the last of us on my PS4 it always lags or tends to lose service especially if I have to use WiFi networking on my PS4 it horrible the service connection is lost about every 3 to 5 minutes, but if I use a lan line to connect into the modem to the PS4 the service isn’t that bad, just every once in awhile it will lag or lose connection.”

–Michael H.

Spectrum

 

“A young man named Devin at Spectrum came by to put in my internet and cable, and he was a perfect gentleman, polite and respectful! He even offered to help me move my furniture to get the television situated.”

–Joanie C.

CenturyLink

 

“I live in a rural community and finding stable service was challenging. Century Link was perfect. I have teenagers so needless to say connection is life!”

–Angela R.

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Austin internet FAQ

What’s the best internet provider in Austin?

Your best choices for internet providers are AT&T and Spectrum. AT&T offers faster speeds (up to 1,000 Mbps), while Spectrum has a slightly larger coverage area and no data caps.

How much does internet cost in Austin?

The cost of internet service in Austin depends on what plan and provider you go with. AT&T Fiber prices in Austin range from $50.00 per month to $90.00 per month, while Spectrum Internet starts at $44.99 per month. CenturyLink packages range from $45.00 to $65.00 per month.

Can I get fast internet at my ranch in Austin?

You bet you can. If none of the top landline providers in Austin offer coverage at your ranch location, you can always go for satellite internet. In fact, it’s perfect for isolated or rural areas without cable and fiber coverage. Viasat and HughesNet are both available in Austin with speeds up to 100 Mbps, depending on speed availability in your area.

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