Internet providers in Austin, TX

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1. AT&T
99% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Spectrum
97% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection. Available Internet speeds may vary by address. Gig capable modem required for Gig speed.

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

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4. EarthLink
82% available in Austin
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Eligible for up to $50 savings through the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program.

5. Viasat
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Suddenlink Communications
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

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7. Frontier
50% available in Austin
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Max speeds are wired. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. Subject to availability, terms & conditions.

8. Rise Broadband
74% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
9. Grande Communications
10% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. HughesNet
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

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11. Texas Wireless Internet
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
12. Ranch Wireless Internet
58% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
13. Western Broadband
50% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
15Mbps
14. Evolve Broadband
17% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
60Mbps
15. enTouch
11% available in Austin
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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1. Viasat
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
2. Rise Broadband
74% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Ooma
50% available in Austin
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. GHz Wireless
98% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Ranch Wireless Internet
58% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Zayo Group
6% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Verizon Wireless
Available in Austin
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2. T-Mobile
Available in Austin
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3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
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5G

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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 100 Mbps, which is still 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 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
CenturyLink DSL 80 Mbps 2.0/5
EarthLink Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Suddenlink Communications Cable 940 Mbps 2.5/5
Frontier Fiber 940 Mbps 1.5/5
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
Grande Communications Cable 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Texas Wireless Internet Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A
Ranch Wireless Internet Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
Western Broadband Fixed Wireless 15 Mbps N/A
Evolve Broadband Fixed Wireless 60 Mbps N/A
enTouch Fiber 1000 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.

Fastest internet service providers in Austin

Google Fiber currently offers the fastest internet plan in Austin, with its 2 Gig plan now available in some areas of the city. Other gigabit internet providers include:

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Grande 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.

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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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 Google Fiber, AT&T and Spectrum. Google Fiber offers faster speeds (up to 2,000 Mbps), while Spectrum has a slightly larger coverage area.

How much does internet cost in Austin?

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. 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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Sandy C | 10-27-2019

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Good product but overpriced. Regular "small" increases add up for retired person on fixed income. A few good channels and a ton of useless channels. Could find deals and promotions when it was Time Warner but Spectrum doesn't offer any rewards for being a good customer.

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AT&T

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Michael C | 03-25-2019

We signed up for AT&T at our previous address 2.5 years ago, when we switched to our new address we were signed up to a new one year contract without us knowing. We were told that after our first year, we'd be on a rolling contract. When we switched to Google Fiber today we had a $50 charge for canceling our contract. Thanks, AT&T, you really know how to make sure we never use your services again.

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Sherill Q | 09-19-2016

I switched to Digital 724 Networks for my business in Bee Cave last year. Not only are their prices very good, the service is outstanding. I have had ATT and TW in the past, you could never get help from them. I contact Digital 724 and usually within no time at all they have it resolved. My sister uses them in San Antonio and she brags about them all the time

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