Internet providers in Austin, TX

Change zip
Jump to:
1. AT&T
99% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Spectrum
100% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. CenturyLink
58% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

Self installation available 

4. EarthLink
99% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Suddenlink Communications
18% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Rise Broadband
74% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
8. Frontier
6% available in Austin
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Limited Offers. Contact-Free Guided Installations Only

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

User Rating (72)
10. Texas Wireless Internet
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
11. GHz Wireless
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
12. Ranch Wireless, Inc.
58% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
13. Grande Communications
47% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
14. TexasData
5% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
15. Western Broadband LLC
4% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
1. Viasat
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
2. Megapath
43% available in Austin
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Suddenlink Communications
18% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Rise Broadband
74% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. Frontier
7% available in Austin
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Limited Offers. Contact-Free Guided Installations Only

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

User Rating (72)
7. Texas Wireless Internet
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
8. GHz Wireless
99% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
9. Ranch Wireless, Inc.
58% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
10. Grande Communications
47% available in Austin
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Western Broadband LLC
4% available in Austin
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
20Mbps
1. AT&T Wireless
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating Info
2. T-Mobile
Available in Austin
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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

User Rating Info

Work for an ISP? Click here to work with us on data updates.

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+

Test your current internet speed

Discover how much internet speed you need

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 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 940 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
CenturyLink DSL 100 Mbps 2.0/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 1.0/5
Suddenlink Communications Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
Frontier Fiber 940 Mbps 1.5/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Texas Wireless Internet Fixed Wireless 3 Mbps N/A
GHz Wireless Fixed Wireless 3 Mbps N/A
Ranch Wireless, Inc. Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
Grande Communications Cable 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
TexasData Fixed Wireless 3 Mbps N/A
Western Broadband LLC Fixed Wireless 20 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 2020 customer satisfaction survey. Additionally, AT&T, Spectrum, Frontier, and CenturyLink all landed in the top 50% of internet providers in our survey, with providers like AT&T ranking especially high in customer satisfaction for speed and installation and setup.

Spectrum scores well for speed and reliability, which is something you’d expect from a cable network. Cable networks are capable of reaching higher speeds than DSL, and they aren’t susceptible to weather interference.

CenturyLink tends to fall toward the middle or rear of the pack for most satisfaction categories in our 2020 survey, but it has one big advantage: its 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, and it’s likely a big part of why CenturyLink ranks fourth overall in monthly bill satisfaction.

Fastest internet service providers in Austin

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Suddenlink Communications 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.

How much speed do you need?

Take a quick quiz to decide what speeds are best for your household

Wanna know more? Compare internet providers head-to-head.

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

AT&T Installation Guide

Learn how to get your new AT&T Internet service up and running.

Read more about AT&T Installation Guide

Spectrum Installation Guide

Self-install Spectrum internet with our easy-to-follow instructions.

Read more about Spectrum Installation Guide

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.

Internet Provider Availability Map

Click to Activate Interactive Map

Learn more about AT&T

Learn more about Spectrum

Learn more about CenturyLink

Learn more about EarthLink

Learn more about Viasat

Learn more about Suddenlink Communications

Learn more about Rise Broadband

Learn more about Frontier

Learn more about HughesNet

Learn more about Texas Wireless Internet

Learn more about GHz Wireless

Learn more about Ranch Wireless, Inc.

Learn more about Grande Communications

Learn more about TexasData

Learn more about Western Broadband LLC

Internet provider stores in Austin

Select a provider

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.

Verified User

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.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Austin

Spectrum

Overall:
Service:
Pricing:
Speed:

Sandy C | 10-27-2019

Verified User

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 385 No 19

AT&T

Overall:
Service:
Pricing:
Speed:

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 34 No 1

NuLink Digital

Overall:
Service:
Pricing:
Speed:

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 68 No 15
    TX    Austin