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Internet providers in 78503

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AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL58%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
SmartCom Telephone - -Fiber-optic5.271%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
VTX1 Companies - -Wireless100%
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78503 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 78503 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 78503 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 59% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.270% of those living in the 78503 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 78503 area, and 64.31% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 78503, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 78503

The largest internet providers serving the 78503 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 most in the 78503 ZIP code, covering 58% 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 78503 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

58%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in the 78503 ZIP code, covering 58% 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, $46.25.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in McAllen, $0.94.

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 78503 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 58% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all McAllen's providers, 53 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 78503 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78503 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, $46.25.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in McAllen, $0.94.

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 78503 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all McAllen's providers, 53 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 78503 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 78503 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, $46.25.

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, $0.94.

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 78503 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all McAllen's providers, 53 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 78503 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 78503 ZIP code with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 78503. The next fastest internet provider in the 78503 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 75 Mbps to 58% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in the 78503 ZIP with service starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in McAllen, $46.25.

SmartCom Telephone is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 78503 ZIP code, covering 5.271% of the city.

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.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.