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Internet providers in Abilene, TX

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Abilene, TX internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL75%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $29.95 25 - 250 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Abilene internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Abilene is comparable to the rest of Texas - 91%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Abilene area will have access to cable, which covers 95% of Abilene residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 85% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 52% of those living in Abilene.

There are six internet providers serving the Abilene area, and 76.54% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Abilene's six internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Abilene

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Optimum 186 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 22 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
AT&T 13 Mbps 5 Mbps DSL
Viasat 24 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Rise Broadband 34 Mbps 20 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in Abilene

The largest internet providers in Abilene are AT&T, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Abilene.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Abilene residents, covering 75% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 98% of the area. Abilene’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Abilene residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Abilene covering 75% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Abilene 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Abilene, $51.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Abilene, $0.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Abilene. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Abilene's providers, 179 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to nearly all households in Abilene covering 98% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Abilene residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Abilene, $51.99.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Abilene, $0.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Abilene. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Abilene's providers, 179 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Abilene covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Abilene where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Abilene, $51.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Abilene, $0.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Abilene. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Abilene's providers, 179 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Abilene with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 75% of households in Abilene. The next fastest internet provider in Abilene is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Abilene with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Abilene, $51.99.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.