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Internet providers in 77042

Find internet providers serving the 77042 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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77042 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL100%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic57%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable94%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsCable21%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsFiber-optic21%
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77042 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 77042 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 77042 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 76% of those living in the 77042 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 77042 area, and 99.81% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 77042, prices start at $25.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Houston

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 207 Mbps 25 Mbps Cable
AT&T 166 Mbps 117 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 77042

The largest internet providers serving the 77042 ZIP code are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 77042 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 57% of the area. Houston’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 94% of residents in the 77042 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in the 77042 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 $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Houston, $49.19.

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 Houston, $0.35.

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 20 Mbps in 77042 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Houston's providers, 643 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

57%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in the 77042 ZIP code, covering 57% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 77042 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Houston, $49.19.

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 Houston, $0.35.

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 1,000 Mbps in 77042 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 57% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Houston's providers, 643 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 77042 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 77042 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Houston, $49.19.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Houston, $0.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in 77042 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Houston's providers, 643 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 77042 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 77042 and the greater Houston area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Houston at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Houston at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 77042 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 77042 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 77042 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 77042. The next fastest internet provider in the 77042 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 57% of the area.

Astound offers the cheapest internet in the 77042 ZIP with service starting at $25.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Houston, $49.19.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 77042 ZIP code, covering 57% of the city. Astound also offers fiber internet in 77042 and is available to 21% of households.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.