Best internet providers in Dallas
- Speeds from 300 to 4,700 Mbps
- Prices from $55 to $180/mo.
- Type: Fiber & DSL/fiber hybrid
- Speeds from 300 to 1,000 Mbps
- Prices from $49.99 to $89.99/mo.
- Type: Cable and fiber
- Speeds up to 182 Mbps
- One price at $50/mo.
- Type: Fixed wireless
- Speeds from 25 Mbps
- Prices from $64.99 to $174.99/mo.
- Type: Satellite
Popular Dallas home internet providers
|Provider||Starting price*||Speed range||Internet type||Availability|
|Spectrum||$49.99/mo.||300 – 1,000 Mbps||Cable, fiber||86%|
|AT&T||$55.00/mo.||300 – 4,700 Mbps||Fiber||70%|
|Peoples Telecom||$54.95/mo.||2 – 60 Mbps||DSL||1%|
|ELLUMNET||$34.00/mo.||300 – 1,000 Mbps||Fiber||1%|
|Rise Broadband||$40.00/mo.||300-5,000 Mbps||Fixed wireless||2%|
|T-Mobile 5G Home Internet||$50.00/mo.||72 – 245 Mbps||Fixed wireless||95%|
|Astound||$19.99/mo.||110 – 1,200 Mbps||Cable, Fiber||1%|
|HughesNet||$64.99/mo.||Up to 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Viasat||$64.99/mo.||12 – 200 Mbps||Satellite||100|
*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 04/12/23.
Allconnect’s choice for best overall ISP: Spectrum
Although not the cheapest internet in Dallas, Spectrum offers the best choice in pricing, plans and availability. With speeds from 300 to 1,000 Mbps and pricing up to $89.99/mo., Spectrum is the best option for cable and fiber hybrid service, with nearly 90% of Dallas residents having access.
Cheapest internet service providers in Dallas
While Astound lists a low starting rate, 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.
|Astound||400 Mbps Internet||400 Mbps||$34.00/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. As of 04/11/23.
Fastest internet providers in Dallas
Dallas residents have plenty of options when it comes to fast internet.
*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 04/11/23.
Overview of internet access in Dallas
There are 10 internet providers in Dallas that range in speed, price and internet type. We use data from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), real user speed tests and serviceability information directly from internet service providers (ISPs) to determine what is available in this area.
If you live in Dallas or plan to move there, we’ll help you compare your options to find the best internet service. Some of Dallas, TX’s best and largest ISPs are AT&T, Spectrum and T-Mobile.
Remember that not all providers are available in every neighborhood, so we ask for your address. For example, AT&T is available in about 70% of Dallas, but not all availability is for their fiber plans.
With your home’s address, we can give you the most accurate results of ISPs that service that exact address.
The best internet plans in Dallas range from 300 to 4,700 Mbps in speed, using cable, fiber or 5G home internet connections, so you can find one to suit your needs and house size. The prices among the top four providers in Dallas range from $40.00/mo. to $180.00/mo., with cheaper internet plans available with some providers like Astound, starting at $19.99/mo.
|Provider||Average download speed||Average upload speed|
|T-Mobile 5G Home Internet||78.4||12.6|
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%
Internet availability by connection type
If you live in Dallas, you’ll have plenty of options regarding the type of internet you want. Almost every option is available, including cable, fiber, DSL and satellite.
Cable – 99%
DSL – 36%
Fiber optic – 68%
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
4.43 / 5
AT&T: Best high-speed internet provider
AT&T provides 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.
AT&T has one of the fastest plans available in Dallas, at 4,700 Mbps.
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.
3.70 / 5
T-Mobile: Best for simple pricing
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet offers one 5G plan for $50/mo. with no hidden fees, price hikes, contracts or data caps. It’s one of the most affordable plans because you pay a flat $50 per month with all fees included, whereas other providers have lots of added fees that increase your bill.
Simple pricing – All-in-one price with equipment included and no hidden fees.
No contracts – You can cancel anytime and T-Mobile won’t raise prices after the first year.
No data caps – You won’t have to worry about getting charged for going over your data limit.
Inconsistent speeds – Speeds are more erratic than cable and fiber optic internet connections.
Location – The quality of your connection will depend on how close you are to a T-Mobile tower.
No TV – You won’t be able to save money by bundling with TV service.
4.56 / 5
Astound: Best affordable provider
With plans starting at $19.99/mo. for about 110 to 300 Mbps, Astound is a great cheap option for a small household of two. Even jumping to 400 Mbps will only run you around $34/mo., a bargain in the world of internet pricing.
Why Dallas loves Astound
No data cap restrictions.
Astound doesn’t require contracts, meaning you can cancel any time with no early termination fee.
Things to consider about Astound
Monthly rate increases after 12 months.
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Dallas internet FAQs
T-Mobile offers fixed wireless home internet to most of the U.S., with about 90% availability in Dallas, but speed will vary.
About 47% of residents in Dallas have pure fiber connections available, up to 1,000 Mbps. 90% have cable/fiber hybrid internet service available up to about 250 Mbps.
Dallas provides resources for their residents to connect with the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program.
Astound offers plans starting at $19.99/mo.
Outside of satellite and 5G fixed wireless, Spectrum is the most availabe internet provider, at 86% according to the Federal Communications Commission.
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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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