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Internet providers in Alton, TX

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Alton, TX internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL83%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable97%
Coba Systems $49.95 -Cable30%
Smartcom Telephone $29.95 -Fiber-optic15%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Alton internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Alton 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 Alton area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Alton residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 83% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 16% of those living in Alton.

There are nine internet providers serving the Alton area, and 88.57% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alton's nine internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Alton

The largest internet providers in Alton are AT&T, Spectrum, and Coba Systems bringing DSL and cable options to Alton.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Alton residents, covering 83% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 97% of the area. Alton’s third most-available internet provider, Coba Systems, offers cable to around 30% of Alton residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

83%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Alton covering 83% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Alton 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 Alton, $52.83.

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 Alton, $0.88.

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 20 Mbps in Alton. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alton's providers, 205 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Alton covering 97% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alton, $52.83.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alton, $0.88.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Alton. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alton's providers, 205 Mbps.

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Coba Systems cable internet

Provider

Coba Systems

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

51 Mbps

Average availability

30%

Cable from Coba Systems offers broadband to some, but not many households in Alton covering 30% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Coba Systems start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alton, $52.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Coba Systems offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 51 Mbps in Alton. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alton's providers, 205 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Alton, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Alton, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Alton and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alton at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alton at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Alton residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Alton with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 83% of households in Alton. The next fastest internet provider in Alton is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 97% of the area.

Smartcom Telephone offers the cheapest internet in Alton with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alton, $52.83.

Smartcom Telephone is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Alton, covering 15% of the city.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.