Internet providers in Athens, TX

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Athens internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Athens 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 Athens area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Athens residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Athens, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Athens area, and 96.41% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Athens's four internet providers, prices start at $34.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Athens

The largest internet providers in Athens are CenturyLink, Suddenlink, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Athens.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Athens residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Suddenlink, which covers 97% of the area. Athens’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Athens residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Athens covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Athens 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 CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Athens, $48.50.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $2.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Athens. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 284 Mbps.

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Suddenlink cable internet

Provider
Suddenlink
Starting price*
$34.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

97%

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

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

Internet prices for Suddenlink start at $34.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Athens, $48.50.

Suddenlink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $2.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Athens. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 284 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Athens 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Athens, $48.50.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $2.55.

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 Athens. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 284 Mbps.

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Athens, TX internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 Mbps DSL 93%
Suddenlink $34.99/mo. 50 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 97%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Suddenlink is the fastest internet provider in Athens with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Athens. The next fastest internet provider in Athens is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Suddenlink offers the cheapest internet in Athens with plans starting at $34.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Athens, $48.50.

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%.

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.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.