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Internet providers in 78521

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AT&T $30 100 - 25 MbpsDSL88%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 1.5 MbpsDSL2.263%
SmartCom Telephone - -Fiber-optic5.005%
SmartCom Telephone - -Wired0.019%
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78521 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 78521 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 78521 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.010% of those living in the 78521 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 78521 area, and 89.18% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 78521, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 78521

The largest internet providers serving the 78521 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 78521 ZIP code, covering 88% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 99% of the area. Brownsville’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 78521 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

88%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 78521 ZIP code, covering 88% 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Brownsville, $46.00.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brownsville, $1.10.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 78521 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Brownsville's providers, 33 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 78521 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78521 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Brownsville, $46.00.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brownsville, $1.10.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 78521 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Brownsville's providers, 33 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 the 78521 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 78521 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Brownsville, $46.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brownsville, $1.10.

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 78521 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Brownsville's providers, 33 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 78521 frequently asked questions

SmartCom Telephone is the fastest internet provider in the 78521 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 5.005% of households in 78521. The next fastest internet provider in the 78521 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 99% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in the 78521 ZIP with service starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Brownsville, $46.00.

SmartCom Telephone is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 78521 ZIP code, covering 5.005% of the city.

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%.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.