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Houston internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
Provider: C Spire
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 99.87%
2 providers - 98.59%
3 providers - 60.99%
4+ providers - 1.80%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 99%
DSL - 100%
Fiber - 61%
At 100%, broadband coverage in Houston is comparable to the rest of Mississippi - 95%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.
The vast majority of those living in the Houston area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Houston residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 61% of those living in Houston.
There are six internet providers serving the Houston area, and 98.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Houston's six internet providers, prices start at $9.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.
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Top high-speed internet providers in Houston
The largest internet providers in Houston are AT&T, Buckeye Broadband, and C Spire bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Houston.
DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Houston residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Buckeye Broadband, which covers 99% of the area. Houston’s third most-available internet provider, C Spire, offers fiber-optic to around 61% of Houston residents.
AT&T DSL internet
DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Houston covering 100% of the area.
DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Houston to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.
Internet prices for AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Houston, $41.66.
AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Houston, $0.95.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Houston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Houston's providers, 71 Mbps.
Buckeye Broadband cable internet
Cable from Buckeye Broadband offers broadband to all households in Houston covering 99% of the area.
Buckeye Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Houston residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.
Internet prices for Buckeye Broadband start at $9.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Houston, $41.66.
Buckeye Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Houston, $0.95.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Buckeye Broadband offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Houston. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Houston's providers, 71 Mbps.
C Spire fiber-optic internet
Fiber-optic from C Spire offers broadband to most households in Houston covering 61% of the area.
Fiber-optic service from C Spire is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Houston than other internet types.
Internet prices for C Spire start at $70/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Houston, $41.66.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, C Spire offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Houston. These download speeds are available to 61% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Houston's providers, 71 Mbps.
Internet coverage for rural areas
If you live in the heart of Houston, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Houston, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.
Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Houston and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Houston at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Houston at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Houston residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.
Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Houston?
C Spire is the fastest internet provider in Houston with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 61% of households in Houston. The next fastest internet provider in Houston is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 1.799% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Houston?
Buckeye Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Houston with plans starting at $9.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Houston, $41.66.
Is fiber internet available in Houston?
C Spire is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Houston, covering 61% of the city.
How can I boost my internet speeds?
Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.
Is cable or DSL better?
Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.
Why aren’t there more internet options?
According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.