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Internet providers in 78163

Find internet providers serving the 78163 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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78163 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable80%
GVTC $59.95 250 - 1,000 MbpsDSL100%
GVTC $59.95 250 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic99%
GVTC $59.95 250 - 1,000 MbpsCable10%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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78163 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 78163 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 78163 ZIP will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 82% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 82% of those living in the 78163 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 78163 area, and 80.29% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 78163, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Bulverde

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 71 Mbps 27 Mbps Cable
GVTC 175 Mbps 139 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 78163

The largest internet providers serving the 78163 ZIP code are Spectrum and GVTC bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 78163 ZIP code, covering 80% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from GVTC, which covers 100% of the area. Bulverde’s third most-available internet provider, GVTC, offers fiber-optic to around 99% of residents in the 78163 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

80%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 78163 ZIP code, covering 80% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78163 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 Bulverde, $54.97.

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 Bulverde, $0.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 78163 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bulverde's providers, 232 Mbps.

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GVTC DSL internet

Provider

GVTC

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from GVTC offers broadband to all households in the 78163 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from GVTC 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 GVTC start at $59.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bulverde, $54.97.

GVTC customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 250 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.24 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bulverde, $0.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, GVTC offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in 78163 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bulverde's providers, 232 Mbps.

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GVTC fiber-optic internet

Provider

GVTC

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Fiber-optic from GVTC offers broadband to all households in the 78163 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from GVTC is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 78163 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for GVTC start at $59.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bulverde, $54.97.

GVTC customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 250 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.24 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bulverde, $0.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, GVTC offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in 78163 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bulverde's providers, 232 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 78163 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 78163 and the greater Bulverde area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bulverde at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bulverde at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 78163 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Bulverde may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Bulverde DSL, fiber-optic, and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 78163 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 78163 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 80% of households in 78163. The next fastest internet provider in the 78163 ZIP code is GVTC, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Ranch Wireless offers the cheapest internet in the 78163 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bulverde, $54.97.

GVTC is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 78163 ZIP code, covering 99% of the city.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.