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Internet providers in Houston, TX

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Moving to or around Houston? Setting up internet and TV services in your new home is part of any successful move. Even if you aren’t moving, switching providers could get you a better, lower-priced service. We’ll help you find and compare internet providers in the Houston area.

Houston internet at a glance

There are up to eight major internet providers serving the Houston area. Depending on your Houston ZIP code and address, you could have access to multiple internet types and providers.

Internet availability in Houston, TX

Houston, TX, residential internet providers

Compare the largest internet providers in Houston

The three largest internet providers in Houston are AT&T, Xfinity and Suddenlink. Here’s how each provider compares in terms of service areas, internet plan options, pricing and additional perks from each provider.

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AT&T


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Xfinity


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Suddenlink

Availability for other Houston internet providers

  • CenturyLink – Available in areas north and southwest of Houston, including Humble, Kingwood, Atiscotica and Navasota north of Houston, and the West Columbia area further to the south.
  • Frontier – Available in areas east and southwest of Houston, including Baytown, League City, Crosby and Sugar Land.
  • Spectrum –  Available in areas north of Houston, including Spring, The Woodlands, Senova Ridge, Mossy Oaks and Hanover Village. 
  • Windstream – Available in Sugar Land to the southwest of Houston and select neighborhoods in the Bunker Hill Village and Humble areas. 

Find Houston internet providers near you. Click “Shop providers” to search for Houston internet by ZIP code, or call to shop plans for your address.

Fastest internet providers in Houston

  • AT&T Fiber – Up to 940 Mbps starting at $60/mo.*
  • CenturyLink – Up to 940 Mbps starting at $65/mo.*
  • Frontier FiOS – Up to 940/880 Mbps starting at $74.99/mo.*
  • Spectrum – Up to 940 Mbps starting at $109.99/mo.*
  • Suddenlink – Up to 1,000 Mbps starting at $75/mo.*
  • Windstream – Up to 1,000 Mbps starting at $67/mo.*
  • Xfinity – Up to 2,000 Mbps starting at $299.99/mo.*

Houston has multiple internet providers capable of delivering gig speeds, but availability varies by location. For example, though AT&T offers speeds up to 940 Mbps in Houston, these speeds are not available to addresses only serviceable for DSL internet. 

Other DSL and fiber optic providers, including CenturyLink, Frontier and Windstream are also likely to have varying max speeds throughout the Houston area. Cable internet providers such as Spectrum, Suddenlink and Xfinity generally present more consistent speed tiers from one ZIP code to the next.

Houston high-speed internet availability

Download speeds 250 Mbps or higher

Houston – 90%

Texas – 83%

U.S. – 86%

Download speeds 1,000 Mbps or higher

Houston – 55%

Texas – 34%

U.S. – 21%

Nearly all Houston residents will have access to internet speeds of 250 Mbps or higher and more than half can get gig speeds of 1,000 Mbps or higher. Though high-speed internet is available throughout most of the city, the actual speeds you can get will depend on the providers and internet types available at your address.

Cheapest internet service providers in Houston

If you’re looking for a deal on internet service in Houston, there are multiple providers with plans starting below $50/mo. You may be able to get additional savings by bundling with TV and home phone services, or using your own compatible equipment to cut rental costs.

Cheap internet plans in Houston

  • Windstream Kinetic Internet 15 – $25/mo.* for up to 15 Mbps
  • Frontier High Speed Internet – $27.99/mo.* for up to 6 Mbps
  • Xfinity Performance Starter – $29.99/mo.* for up to 25 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber 100 – $35/mo.* for up to 100 Mbps
  • Suddenlink Internet 100 – $35/mo.* for up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum Internet – $49.99/mo.* for up to 200 Mbps
  • CenturyLink High Speed Internet – $49/mo.* for up to 100 Mbps

Free Wi-Fi hotspots in Houston

Where can you find free Wi-Fi in Houston? Check out some places that you can connect in Houston for free. Remember, you’re connecting to a public network, so avoid online activities that leave your sensitive information vulnerable.

Here are a few public places where you can find free Wi-Fi in Houston:

  • Public parks including Tranquility Park, Market Square Park and Discovery Green Park
  • Some MetroRail stations
  • Coffee shops like Slowpokes, Boomtown Coffee and Antidote Coffee
  • Collier Regional Library, Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library and other public Houston libraries

AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity internet customers have access to a network of Wi-Fi hotspots in Houston set up by the service provider. Hotspot availability will often directly correlate with the provider’s availability in the area, so there may be several AT&T and Xfinity hotspots and very few by Spectrum.

Houston internet FAQs

Can I get fiber internet in Houston?

Houston is one of the best cities for fiber internet with coverage to more than 55% of households. AT&T is the primary fiber provider in Houston, but surrounding areas may also be eligible for fiber service from providers such as CenturyLink, Frontier or Windstream.

The “best” Houston internet provider for your home depends on what you’re looking for. AT&T offers the greatest fiber optic availability and some of the lowest pricing on gigabit service. Xfinity boasts the fastest internet speeds in Houston with max download speeds of 2,000 Mbps.
In areas where Xfinity is not available, Suddenlink is likely to be your best option for cable internet.

Starting prices for internet in Houston range from $25-$50/mo. depending on which providers are available in your area. Expect equipment rental fees ranging from $5-$14/mo. to add to your bill.

Spectrum is available to the north and west of the Texas 8 Beltway, but not in the heart of Houston. Communities in Cypress, Katy, Spring and The Woodlands will have the greatest Spectrum availability.