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Internet providers in 79603

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79603 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL67%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $29.95 25 - 250 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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79603 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 79603 ZIP code 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 79603 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 77% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 19% of those living in the 79603 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 79603 area, and 75.95% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 79603, 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
Rise Broadband 38 Mbps 6 Mbps Wireless
HughesNet 22 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Optimum 208 Mbps 23 Mbps Cable
AT&T 11 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 79603

The largest internet providers serving the 79603 ZIP code are AT&T, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most in the 79603 ZIP code, covering 67% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 96% of the area. Abilene’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 79603 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

67%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in the 79603 ZIP code, covering 67% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 0.768 Mbps in 79603 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 67% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Abilene's providers, 178 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

96%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 79603 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 79603 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 79603 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Abilene's providers, 178 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 the 79603 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 79603 ZIP 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 79603 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Abilene's providers, 178 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 79603 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 79603 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 67% of households in 79603. The next fastest internet provider in the 79603 ZIP code is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in the 79603 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Abilene, $51.99.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.