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Internet providers in 78501

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78501 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL92%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
En-Touch Systems $29.95 60 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.603%
En-Touch Systems $29.95 60 - 115 MbpsCable6.603%
Coba Systems - -Cable6.479%
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78501 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 78501 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 78501 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 10% of those living in the 78501 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 78501 area, and 97.77% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 78501, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 78501

The largest internet providers serving the 78501 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 78501 ZIP code, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. McAllen’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 78501 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 78501 ZIP code, covering 92% 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in McAllen, $42.48.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in McAllen, $0.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 78501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all McAllen's providers, 224 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 78501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78501 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in McAllen, $42.48.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in McAllen, $0.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 78501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all McAllen's providers, 224 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 78501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 78501 ZIP where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in McAllen, $42.48.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in McAllen, $0.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in 78501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all McAllen's providers, 224 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 78501 frequently asked questions

En-Touch Systems is the fastest internet provider in the 78501 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 6.603% of households in 78501. The next fastest internet provider in the 78501 ZIP code is Smartcom Telephone, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 3.474% of the area.

En-Touch Systems offers the cheapest internet in the 78501 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in McAllen, $42.48.

En-Touch Systems is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 78501 ZIP code, covering 6.603% of the city. Smartcom Telephone also offers fiber internet in 78501 and is available to 3.474% of households.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.