Internet providers in Austin, TX

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1. AT&T
100% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
2. Spectrum
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

3. Google Fiber
78% available in Austin
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

User Rating (23)

Free installation. Google Wifi included. No Contracts. 

4. CenturyLink
99% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

5. EarthLink
86% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating (44)
6. Viasat
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Optimum
43% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating (356)

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8. Astound Broadband Powered by Grande Communications
46% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (3)
9. Rise Broadband
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
10. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Austin
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

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11. HughesNet
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
12. Ultra Home Internet
99% available in Austin
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

User Rating (0)
13. Earthlink Home Internet
99% available in Austin
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
14. Synergy Internet
94% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
15. Evolve Broadband
17% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
60Mbps
16. Western Broadband
50% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
15Mbps
17. Texas Wireless Internet
79% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
8Mbps
18. Ranch Wireless
90% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
19. VGI Technology
90% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
15Mbps
20. GHz Wireless
93% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
21. SOS Communications LLC
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
1. Spectrum
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

2. CenturyLink
99% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

3. Viasat
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Optimum
55% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating (356)

Get Up to A $200 Visa® Prepaid Card. Terms Apply.

5. Astound Broadband Powered by Grande Communications
46% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (3)
6. Frontier
66% available in Austin
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
7. Rise Broadband
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
8. HughesNet
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
9. Ooma
50% available in Austin
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. Zayo Group
15% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Western Broadband
50% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
15Mbps
12. Texas Wireless Internet
79% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
13. Ranch Wireless
90% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
14. VGI Technology
90% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
15Mbps
15. GHz Wireless
93% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
16. SOS Communications LLC
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
4. Mint
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
5. Visible
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

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

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the fastest internet provider in Austin?

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Austin, with fiber internet speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. You can really take advantage of all that speed, too, since AT&T internet plans have no data caps. Google Fiber is another great high-speed fiber internet service provider (ISP) in Austin, which came in first place in our fastest internet providers in 2022 analysis.

Don’t worry if your area doesn’t have access to fiber infrastructure, as several cable ISPs offer gigabit (1,000 Mbps) internet plans in Austin as well. We particularly like Spectrum, as its plans have no data caps or term contracts.

ProviderMax speeds (download/upload)Internet typeView plans
AT&T5,000 Mbps/5,000 MbpsFiber, DSL
Google Fiber2,000 Mbps/2,000 MbpsFiber
Earthlink1,000 Mbps/100 MbpsFiber, DSLView Plans
SpectrumUp to 1,000 Mbps/35 Mbps*CableView Plans
Astound BroadbandUp to 940 Mbps/50CableView Plans
SuddenlinkUp to 940 Mbps/35 MbpsCable

*Wireless speeds may vary.

 

What is the cheapest internet provider in Austin?

Astound Broadband is the cheapest internet provider in Austin—its 50 Mbps internet plan is priced at $19.99 per month. If you can afford to spend a little more, Astound Broadband’s Internet 300 has a lot more value and is only $25.99 per month. Another cheap cable ISP is Suddenlink—its 50 Mbps internet plan is priced similarly at $29.99 per month.    

The cheapest fiber internet in Austin is AT&T’s Internet 300 plan, which packs in 300 Mbps symmetrical speeds for $55 per month. 

ProviderPriceMax speedsView plans
Astound Broadband$19.99/mo.*Up to 50 MbpsView Plans
Suddenlink$29.99/mo.**Up to 50 Mbps
Spectrum$49.99/mo.***Up to 200 MbpsView Plans
AT&T$55.00/mo.****300 Mbps

*12 Month Internet Pricing. Equipment priced separately. Includes $10 discount for 12 months w/ ebill & autopsy.

**w/Auto Pay & Paperless Bill plus taxes & equip. charges. Terms apply. Not available in all areas.

***Wireless speeds may vary. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. 

****Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds and based on wired connection to gateway. Actual customer speeds may vary based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed. For more information, go to www.att.com/speed101.

 

What are the fiber internet providers in Austin?

Austin’s fiber internet providers are AT&T, Google Fiber, EarthLink, and Synergy Internet. AT&T and Synergy internet are the fastest, with symmetrical speeds up to 5,000 Mbps, but it’s very unlikely you actually need that much bandwidth. 

All of Austin’s fiber ISPs offer gigabit speeds (1,000 Mbps), which is enough speed for just about anybody. With any Austin fiber provider, you can expect fast symmetrical speeds, consistent performance, and high reliability. Without a doubt, fiber is the best kind of internet connection you can get.

 

Fiber internet providers in Austin

  • AT&T —Fiber speeds up to 5,000 Mbps
  • Google Fiber —Fiber speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink—Fiber speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Synergy Internet—Fiber speeds up to 5,000 Mbps

 

What is the best internet provider in Austin?

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. Austin is also a Google Fiber city, and coverage has been expanding rapidly into new neighborhoods over the last year.

For those who have a need for speed, Google Fiber offers the fastest speeds with a 2,000 Mbps connection. AT&T offers speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. Spectrum speeds can reach up to 1,000 Mbps, which is more than fast enough for almost anything you can throw at it.

Both Spectrum and AT&T 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 5000 Mbps 2.0/5
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2.5/5
Google Fiber Fiber 2000 Mbps 3.5/5
CenturyLink DSL 80 Mbps 1.5/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 2.0/5
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5
Optimum Cable 940 Mbps 1.5/5
Astound Broadband Powered by Grande Communications Cable 1000 Mbps 2.0/5
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 2.0/5
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps 4.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
Ultra Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps N/A
Earthlink Home Internet LTE Home 100 Mbps N/A
Synergy Internet DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps N/A
Evolve Broadband Fixed Wireless 60 Mbps N/A
Western Broadband Fixed Wireless 15 Mbps N/A
Texas Wireless Internet Fixed Wireless 8 Mbps 0.5/5
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
VGI Technology Fixed Wireless 15 Mbps N/A
GHz Wireless Fixed Wireless 50 Mbps N/A
SOS Communications LLC Fixed Wireless 50 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

EarthLink is by far the highest-rated internet provider in Austin. It ranked first overall in our customer satisfaction survey. Additionally, AT&T landed in second place among internet providers in our survey

Spectrum ranked toward the bottom of the ISPs in our survey, however, it did rank substantially higher in the area of customer service, placing it closer to the middle of the pack.

CenturyLink took last place overall in our survey, however, customers did rank it slightly higher when it came to satisfaction with the price of their internet. CenturyLink still operates a DSL network in most of its service area, so its low scores in speed and reliability will likely improve as it expands its fiber coverage.

Google Fiber did not participate in our customer satisfaction survey but consistently receives positive reviews from customers.

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Spectrum vs. AT&T

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

Read more about Spectrum vs. AT&T

Google Fiber vs. AT&T

We researched these top fiber providers to find the best option for your needs.

Read more about Google Fiber vs. AT&T

Cable vs. Fiber: Which Internet Type Is Right for You?

Both fiber and cable internet are common types of broadband internet, but which connection is right for you?

Read more about Cable vs. Fiber: Which Internet Type Is Right for You?

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.

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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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Google Fiber in Austin

Google Fiber has been in Austin since 2014, but expansion has picked up in the last year. Google Fiber also recently introduced its 2 Gig internet plan to the area, offering speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. To keep up with the latest news, check out our information about the current Google Fiber Expansion.

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Featured customer reviews

 

“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.

Verified User

Austin internet FAQ

What’s the best internet provider in Austin?

Your best choices for internet providers are Google Fiber, AT&T and Spectrum. Google Fiber offers faster speeds (up to 2,000 Mbps) while Spectrum has better availability.

How much does internet cost in Austin?

AT&T Fiber prices in Austin range start at $70.00 per month, while Spectrum Internet cable plans start at $44.99 per month with gigabit speeds for $89.99. CenturyLink packages range from $50.00 to $65.00 per month. Google Fiber starts at $70.00 per month for its 1 Gig plan.

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 fixed wireless or satellite internet. There are many fixed wireless providers, including several local companies like Evolve Broadband, offering speeds up to 60 Mbps.

Viasat and HughesNet both offer satellite connections in Austin, with Viasat offering speeds up to 100 Mbps, depending on speed availability in your area.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Austin

Spectrum

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Helen G | 05-22-2022

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Awesome service, just switched my mobile from cricket to SPECTRUM I NOW GET WIFI AND CELL PHONE SERVICE

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Google Fiber

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Amy F | 03-16-2022

Google Fiber is the best ISP I've ever been a customer for. Easy installation, no contracts, reasonably priced. I even moved and customer service made it super easy to transfer!

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Spectrum

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Roy S | 01-24-2022

We had Spectrum internet, cable, and we use the app. We dropped the internet because it was horrible and went with Google fiber. We kept the cable because it was the least of all evils. I found it funny that they offer cell services, especially when they are not able to provide problem free cable and their app is pathetic.

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