Why you can trust Allconnect We compare current internet plans to help you make the best decision for your needs and location. How we review providers How we make money

Internet providers in 78557

Find internet providers serving the 78557 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

Shop local providers
Hidalgo City Map

Internet providers in your area

78557 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL90%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Smartcom Telephone $29.95 -Fiber-optic34%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Shop providers Need help? Call: (844) 512-2720

78557 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 78557 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 78557 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 34% of those living in the 78557 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 78557 area, and 90.34% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 78557, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

Results from real users

Average internet speeds in Hidalgo

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Smartcom Telephone 27 Mbps 19 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 85 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 78557

The largest internet providers serving the 78557 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and Smartcom Telephone bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 78557 ZIP code, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Hidalgo’s third most-available internet provider, Smartcom Telephone, offers fiber-optic to around 34% of residents in the 78557 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 78557 ZIP code, covering 90% 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Hidalgo, $53.98.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hidalgo, $0.76.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in 78557 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hidalgo's providers, 231 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 78557 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78557 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 Hidalgo, $53.98.

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 Hidalgo, $0.76.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 78557 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hidalgo's providers, 231 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Smartcom Telephone fiber-optic internet

Provider

Smartcom Telephone

Starting price*
$29.95/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

34%

Fiber-optic from Smartcom Telephone offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 78557 ZIP code, covering 34% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Smartcom Telephone is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 78557 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Smartcom Telephone start at $29.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hidalgo, $53.98.

Smartcom Telephone customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.99 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hidalgo, $0.76.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Smartcom Telephone offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 78557 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 34% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hidalgo's providers, 231 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 78557 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 78557 and the greater Hidalgo area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hidalgo at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hidalgo at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 78557 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 78557 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 78557 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 90% of households in 78557. The next fastest internet provider in the 78557 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 100% of the area.

Smartcom Telephone offers the cheapest internet in the 78557 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hidalgo, $53.98.

Smartcom Telephone is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 78557 ZIP code, covering 34% of the city.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.