Highest-rated internet providers in Houston
AT&T, Xfinity, Earthlink, and Spectrum internet services top the list in the customer reviews we receive on our site, and all four of those providers offer their highly rated services in Houston.
Our annual customer satisfaction survey shows that EarthLink received the highest rating in overall satisfaction in 2021 with a 4.2 score, followed by AT&T in second place with a 3.8 score. Xfinity and CenturyLink didn’t rate well in our latest survey, and we didn’t have enough respondents to measure Frontier’s customer satisfaction.
Smaller Houston internet providers, like enTouch, offer fast fiber internet service in limited areas, but most of them haven’t received enough customer reviews for a reliable rating.
The best internet for gaming in Houston is going to be a fiber connection, whether that’s with AT&T or another fiber provider in your neighborhood. Fiber usually offers faster upload speeds than cable or DSL, which means you’ll have lower latency (ping rate) and faster response time.
Fastest internet service providers in Houston
Tachus offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
AT&T, Xfinity, Spectrum, Frontier, and even some smaller providers offer gigabit plans (download speeds of 1,000 Mbps).
Of course, just because gigabit service is available doesn’t mean everyone needs it. If it’s just you and your significant other watching Netflix after work, then a 15 to 50 Mbps connection should keep you streaming.
But bigger families will need faster speeds to keep up with video streaming in multiple rooms. If you’ve got a little one watching Disney+, an auntie streaming Hallmark movies, and a teenager gaming with friends, there won’t be a drop of bandwidth left for you if your speeds are too slow.
If you have four or more internet users at your place, you’ll be happier with a download speed of at least 50 Mbps. Higher speeds are a plus, but you don’t want to pay for a lot more speed than you really need.