Internet providers in Houston, TX

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1. AT&T
95% available in Houston
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Xfinity
84% available in Houston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. CenturyLink
87% available in Houston
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
45Mbps
4. Frontier
Available in Houston
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Spectrum
Available in Houston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Viasat
99% available in Houston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. Windstream
Available in Houston
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. Suddenlink Communications
3% available in Houston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. HughesNet
Available in Houston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
10. Consolidated Communications
Available in Houston
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
11. En-Touch Systems, Inc.
Available in Houston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. AT&T
95% available in Houston
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. CenturyLink
87% available in Houston
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
45Mbps
3. Comcast Business
Available in Houston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Frontier
Available in Houston
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Spectrum
Available in Houston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Viasat
99% available in Houston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. Windstream
Available in Houston
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. Suddenlink Communications
3% available in Houston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. HughesNet
Available in Houston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
10. ERF Wireless
5% available in Houston
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
768Kbps
11. Skynet Communications
20% available in Houston
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
12. Consolidated Communications
Available in Houston
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
13. Rise Broadband
Available in Houston
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
14. Megapath
57% available in Houston
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
15. GHz Wireless
94% available in Houston
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
16. Cogent Communication
1% available in Houston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. AT&T
Available in Houston
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE

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2. Sprint
Available in Houston
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE

User Rating Info
3. T-Mobile
Available in Houston
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating Info

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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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AT&T vs. Spectrum

AT&T is perfect for those who need affordable high-speed packages. Spectrum keeps things simple by offering just one high-speed internet package.

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AT&T vs. Xfinity

If you need a lot of speed for your large household, go with AT&T Fiber. Opt for Xfinity to get its widely available high speeds.

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Xfinity vs. Centurylink

Order CenturyLink for affordable packages and long-term savings. Pick Xfinity for fast speeds on widely available packages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best cable Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Houston?

The two most popular ISPs in Houston are AT&T and Xfinity. Along with offering internet service to virtually all of Houston, both these providers earned high ratings by customers.

AT&T offers speeds up to 1000 Mbps where its fiber service is available and up to 75 Mbps in other areas. Xfinity is the fastest cable internet provider in Houston, with speeds up to 250 Mbps in many areas.

Are there more than two Internet Service Providers in Houston?

More than two ISPs offer service in the Houston area but not necessarily in every neighborhood. AT&T and Xfinity cover the largest areas, but CenturyLink, Frontier, Spectrum, and Windstream all provide service to select Houston neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

Speeds and availability will vary by location, so enter your zip code to see what’s available in your neighborhood.

What’s the best deal on internet for gaming in Houston?

AT&T and Xfinity, the two biggest internet providers in Houston, both offer stand-alone internet plans fast enough for gaming that start at around $50.00 per month.

You really can’t go wrong with either service. We recommend the AT&T Internet 50 package because AT&T has higher customer satisfaction scores than Xfinity. But, if AT&T isn’t available in your area, the Xfinity Performance Plus package is also a good choice.

Xfinity also has a lower-tier plan, Performance Starter, that will work for most games, but its upload speeds could be a problem for data-heavy games.

Why does my internet speed fluctuate so much in Houston?

Your internet connection functions similar to a highway. If you’re driving down 290 during rush hour, you might hit some traffic and slow down. It’s the same concept with your internet connection, just at different times of the day.

Internet speed fluctuation is usually caused by traffic on the network creating slowdowns. This tends to happen in the evening or on weekends. With Houston’s enormous population, a consistently high volume of internet traffic isn’t surprising.

What is the most reliable Internet Service Provider in Houston?

In our 2018 independent customer satisfaction survey, Xfinity ranked the highest for reliability among internet providers in Houston. AT&T and Spectrum were close behind Xfinity. Customer satisfaction for reliability with all three of these brands was very high, which means these are brands you can depend on.

If you have experienced connectivity issues with any of these services, they may be caused by heavy traffic on the network.

Pro Tip: If your internet service is down for a while, visit the public library for free Wi-Fi. You still may hit traffic and experience the consequent slowing, but at least you’ll have internet access. As long as you’re not worried about data caps, you can also use your phone to access the internet at home when you’re in a tight spot.

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What is the best internet provider in Houston?

Internet Provider Types in Houston


Cable

87%
Coverage


DSL

91%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Houston


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

87%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

87%
Houston
54%
Texas
79%
USA

Houston Residential Internet Coverage

In Houston, 87% of residents have access to broadband (internet with a download speed of at least 25 Mbps). That’s a higher percentage than the broadband availability for Texas as a whole (54%) and the national percentage of broadband availability (79%). Houston residents have a lot of broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP) options, but AT&T and Xfinity serve the most areas.

Although some ISPs offer service in more areas of Houston than others, no ISP services the entire city. This means the Internet Service Providers available at your home may be different than those available in other neighborhoods.

For example, Spectrum offers internet service in the Spring area, but Xfinity is the main cable internet provider to downtown Houston. Similarly, people living in the Baytown or League City areas can get internet service from Frontier, but AT&T would be the main fiber or DSL internet provider for most of Houston. CenturyLink also offers service in some Houston neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

“I have had Comcast / xfinity for many years with excellent results. My uptime is practically 100% and the few times I have had problems, the response time to fix the problem was quite rapid and reliable. I get fantastic bandwidth and would highly recommend xfinity to anyone shopping for high speed internet access in Houston.”


Joel Hall | Houston, TX

Xfinity Customer

2017-01-20

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Some Houston residents may find themselves outside the service area of all the ISPs mentioned above. If this is you, don’t worry. You can still get high-quality internet service through a satellite internet provider like Viasat or HughesNet.

Most of these internet providers offer TV service, phone service, and bundling options to keep your costs down. To see which ISPs offer service in your corner of the city, use our availability map below.

Highest-Rated Internet Service Providers in Houston

AT&T, Xfinity, and Spectrum internet services all average 3.5 out of 5 stars in the customer reviews we receive on our site. Our 2018's Best Internet Providers in Customer Satisfaction Survey backs up these numbers. AT&T, Xfinity, and Spectrum all scored over 3.8 out of 5 for overall customer satisfaction in the survey.

Smaller providers, like En-Touch, offer internet service in some areas of Houston, but most of them haven’t received enough customer reviews for a reliable rating.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Houston

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 45 Mbps

Frontier offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

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Summary of Houston internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 45 Mbps 2.5/5
Frontier DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 100 Mbps 3.0/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Windstream DSL 100 Mbps 2.5/5
Suddenlink Communications Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5
Consolidated Communications DSL & Fiber 10 Mbps 2.0/5
En-Touch Systems, Inc. Cable 10 Mbps 1.0/5

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.

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