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Internet providers in 79605

Find internet providers serving the 79605 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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79605 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL94%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL1.020%
Taylor Telephone Cooperative $44.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsDSL3.690%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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79605 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 79605 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 79605 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 65% of those living in the 79605 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 79605 area, and 93.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 79605, prices start at $19.99 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 61 Mbps 19 Mbps Wireless
Optimum 177 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable
AT&T 12 Mbps 2 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 79605

The largest internet providers serving the 79605 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 nearly all in the 79605 ZIP code, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. Abilene’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 79605 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

94%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 79605 ZIP code, covering 94% 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Abilene, $47.84.

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, $0.56.

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 79605 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Abilene's providers, 142 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

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in the 79605 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 79605 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Abilene, $47.84.

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, $0.56.

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 79605 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Abilene's providers, 142 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 79605 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 79605 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, $47.84.

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, $0.56.

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 79605 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, 142 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 79605 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 79605 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in 79605. The next fastest internet provider in the 79605 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 1.020% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in the 79605 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Abilene, $47.84.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.