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Internet providers in 78046

Find internet providers serving the 78046 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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78046 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL73%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Smartcom Telephone $29.95 -Fiber-optic15%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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78046 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 78046 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 78046 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 79% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 23% of those living in the 78046 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 78046 area, and 74.16% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 78046, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Laredo

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Smartcom Telephone 67 Mbps 60 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 105 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
AT&T 88 Mbps 74 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 78046

The largest internet providers serving the 78046 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 most in the 78046 ZIP code, covering 73% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Laredo’s third most-available internet provider, Smartcom Telephone, offers fiber-optic to around 15% of residents in the 78046 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

73%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in the 78046 ZIP code, covering 73% 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 Laredo, $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 Laredo, $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 78046 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Laredo's providers, 231 Mbps.

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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 78046 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78046 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 Laredo, $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 Laredo, $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 78046 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Laredo's providers, 231 Mbps.

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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

15%

Fiber-optic from Smartcom Telephone offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 78046 ZIP code, covering 15% 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 78046 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 Laredo, $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 Laredo, $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 78046 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Laredo's providers, 231 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 78046 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 78046 and the greater Laredo area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Laredo at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Laredo at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 78046 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 78046 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 78046 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 73% of households in 78046. The next fastest internet provider in the 78046 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 78046 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Laredo, $53.98.

Smartcom Telephone is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 78046 ZIP code, covering 15% of the city.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.