Find internet providers in Dallas
AT&T – Best for customer satisfaction
AT&T is rated as the best provider for customer satisfaction in the South
Spectrum – Highest availability
Spectrum covers the entire Dallas and Fort Worth areas for internet
Optimum – Best for affordable high-speed internet
Optimum offers the best rate for Gig internet compared to other providers in Dallas
HughesNet – Best for rural customers
HughesNet covers more remote areas of Dallas.
Overview of Dallas internet access
Best internet providers
- AT&T – Best for customer satisfaction
- Spectrum – Highest availability
- Optimum – Best for affordable high-speed internet
- HughesNet and Viasat – Best for rural customers
Internet availability by connection type
If you live in Dallas, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to the type of internet you want. Just about every option is available, including cable, fiber, DSL and satellite.
Cable – 99%
DSL – 36%
Fiber optic – 68%
All available Dallas residential internet providers
|Provider||Starting price*||Speed range||Internet type|
|Spectrum||$49.99/mo.||300 – 1,000 Mbps||Cable, fiber|
|AT&T||$55.00/mo.||300 Mbps – 4,700 Mbps||Fiber|
|Peoples Telecom||$54.95/mo.||2 – 60 Mbps||DSL|
|Astound||$25.99/mo.||400 – 940 Mbps||Fiber|
|HughesNet||$64.99/mo.||Up to 25 Mbps||Satellite|
|Viasat||$49.99/mo.||12 – 200 Mbps||Satellite|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 9/15/22.
We evaluate broadband providers in four categories: affordability, performance, value and customer satisfaction. Each category contains multiple sub-factors, all of which are weighted differently to impact the provider’s overall score.
For each sub-factor, we score all providers on a continuous scale of one to five, relative to the industry as a whole. Because the average download speed in America is currently 180 Mbps, for example, we assigned all plans with download speeds between 100 and 299 Mbps a score between three and four. Xfinity’s 200 Mbps plan received a 3.50 score for download speed, while Spectrum’s 400 Mbps plan got a 4.16.
We only considered standardized data points in our scoring system. More abstract data like consistency of service and brand reputation is still part of our analysis, but we opted to let our writers address them in the context of each review.See how we review internet providers
Fastest internet providers in Dallas
Dallas residents have plenty of options when it comes to fast internet.
|Frontier Fiber||2,000 Mbps||Frontier Fiber 2 Gig||$154.99/mo.||Fiber|
|Spectrum||1,000 Mbps||Internet Gig||$89.99/mo.||Fiber|
|Optimum||1,000 Mbps||Optimum 1 Gig||$65.00/mo.||Fiber|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 09/15/22.
Dallas high-speed internet availability compared to the national average
Dallas residents enjoy internet speeds faster than the rest of Texas and the nation on average. 100% of Dallas customers have internet speeds of more than 250 Mbps. More than 66% have speeds of more than 1000 Mbps, compared to just over 25% for the U.S. overall and just over 38% for the rest of Texas.
Download speeds 250 Mbps or higher
Dallas – 100%
Texas – 86%
U.S. – 88%
Download speeds 1,000 Mbps or higher
Dallas – 66%
Texas – 38%
U.S. – 25%
Cheapest internet service providers in Dallas
While Optimum and Astound list low prices, the rates for these Dallas internet providers cover only the service. There may be additional fees for installation, equipment and taxes. Additionally, you may have to sign up for autopay, paperless billing or both. Finally, if the rate is an introductory offer, it may increase after three to 12 months.
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 09/15/22.
Allconnect’s affordable choice: Optimum
Of the three providers offering cheap high-speed internet in Dallas, Optimum offers the best choice in pricing and availability.
4.43 / 5
AT&T: Best for customer satisfaction
AT&T provides DSL and fiber internet service in the Dallas area. It offers speeds up to 4,700 Mbps and has been rated the best internet provider for customer satisfaction in the South, according to J.D. Power.
Why Dallas loves AT&T
AT&T received higher customer satisfaction scores from the ACSI and J.D. Power than other Houston ISPs.
Service can be bundled with DIRECTV Stream, AT&T’s streaming service.
Things to consider about AT&T
Residents have limited options to choose from.
The $55/mo. rate is similar to other providers who offer faster speeds.
3.28 / 5
Optimum: Best for affordable high-speed internet
One of the best internet providers in Dallas, Optimum offers three plans, with speeds from 300 to 1,000 Mbps. It offers the best rate for 1 Gig compared to the other internet service providers in Dallas. Prices range from $30.00/mo. for 300 Mbps to $65.00/mo. for 940 Mbps.
Why Dallas loves Optimum
Its fiber internet in Dallas is the most affordable.
Plans come with free HBO Max for a limited time.
Things to consider about Optimum
Must enroll in autopay and paperless billing.
Additional monthly charge for modem.
Frontier: Best for unlimited internet
Frontier’s fiber and DSL networks span much of northern Dallas, with primary service areas in Irving, Garland, Carrollton, Plano and Lewisville. Frontier also offers service in northern Fort Worth areas, including Keller and Azle. Residents can choose from three Frontier Fiber plans.
Why Dallas loves Frontier
Frontier has no restrictions on the amount of data subscribers can use.
Can be bundled with home phone services.
Things to consider about Frontier
Some plans require a one-year agreement with early termination fees.
Requires autopay of monthly bill to receive discounted pricing.
3.57 / 5
Spectrum: Best for availability
With the exception of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Spectrum covers the entire Fort Worth and Dallas areas for internet. Its coverage also extends into surrounding areas including Irving, Arlington, Garland, Cedar Hill, Mesquite and Bedford. Spectrum has three plans in Dallas, with speeds ranging from 300 Mbps to 1 Gig, at rates from $49.99 to $89.99.
Why Dallas loves Spectrum
No data cap restrictions.
Spectrum doesn’t require contracts, meaning you can cancel any time with no early termination fee.
Things to consider about Spectrum
Monthly rate increases after 12 months.
2.10 / 5
HughesNet: Best for rural customers
As a satellite internet provider, HughesNet covers the entire Dallas region, including the more remote areas. HughesNet offers four plans at speeds of 25 Mbps, with data usage from 10 – 50 GB. Plans start at $64.99/mo.
Why Dallas loves HughesNet
Residents can choose their monthly rate based on how much data they use.
Ideal for people who don’t have access to other affordable internet providers.
Things to consider about HughesNet
Requires a two-year contract.
Prices increase $20/mo. after the first six months.
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Written by:Erin Gobler
Erin Gobler is a freelance writer based in Madison, WI. She writes about topics including budgeting, student loans, credit, mortgages, investing, broadband and insurance. Including Allconnect.com, her work has b… Read more
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