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Internet providers in 78417

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78417 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL100%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 120 MbpsCable100%
Grande Communications $35.99 300 - 400 MbpsCable85%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Ranch Wireless $29.95 5 - 25 MbpsWireless100%
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78417 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 78417 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 78417 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Corpus Christi, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the 78417 area, and 99.89% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 78417, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 78417

The largest internet providers serving the 78417 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and Grande Communications bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 78417 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Corpus Christi’s third most-available internet provider, Grande Communications, offers cable to around 85% of residents in the 78417 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in the 78417 ZIP code, covering 100% 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 Corpus Christi, $42.27.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Corpus Christi, $0.46.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 78417 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Corpus Christi's providers, 110 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

120 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 78417 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78417 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 Corpus Christi, $42.27.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Corpus Christi, $0.46.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 120 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 78417 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Corpus Christi's providers, 110 Mbps.

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Grande Communications cable internet

Provider

Grande Communications

Starting price*
$35.99/mo.
Max download speed

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

85%

Cable from Grande Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 78417 ZIP code, covering 85% of the area.

Grande Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78417 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Grande Communications start at $35.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Corpus Christi, $42.27.

Grande Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.12 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Corpus Christi, $0.46.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Grande Communications offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 78417 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Corpus Christi's providers, 110 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 78417 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 78417 and the greater Corpus Christi area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Corpus Christi at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Corpus Christi at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 78417 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 Corpus Christi may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Corpus Christi DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 78417 frequently asked questions

Grande Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 78417 ZIP code with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 85% of households in 78417. The next fastest internet provider in the 78417 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Ranch Wireless offers the cheapest internet in the 78417 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Corpus Christi, $42.27.

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%.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.