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Internet providers in Brownsville, TX

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Brownsville, TX internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL83%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Smartcom Telephone $29.95 -Fiber-optic5.585%
Smartcom Telephone $29.95 -Wired0.554%
Smartcom Telephone $29.95 -DSL0.037%
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Brownsville internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Brownsville 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 Brownsville area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Brownsville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 11% of those living in Brownsville.

There are six internet providers serving the Brownsville area, and 87.14% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Brownsville'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 Brownsville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 79 Mbps 73 Mbps Cable
AT&T 45 Mbps 27 Mbps DSL
Smartcom Telephone 115 Mbps 93 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Brownsville

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Brownsville residents, covering 83% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Brownsville’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Brownsville 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 Brownsville covering 83% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Brownsville 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 Brownsville, $53.98.

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 Brownsville, $0.74.

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 Brownsville. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Brownsville's providers, 243 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

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Brownsville covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Brownsville 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 Brownsville, $53.98.

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 Brownsville, $0.74.

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 Brownsville. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Brownsville's providers, 243 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 Brownsville covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Brownsville 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 Brownsville, $53.98.

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 Brownsville, $0.74.

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 Brownsville. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Brownsville's providers, 243 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Brownsville with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 83% of households in Brownsville. The next fastest internet provider in Brownsville is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 100% of the area.

Smartcom Telephone offers the cheapest internet in Brownsville with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Brownsville, $53.98.

Smartcom Telephone is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Brownsville, covering 5.585% of the city.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

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.