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Internet providers in 79706

Find internet providers serving the 79706 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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79706 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL33%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic13%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable68%
Westex Telecom $39.95 -Fiber-optic4.010%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsCable3.590%
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79706 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 79706 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 79706 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 75% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 50% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 49% of those living in the 79706 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 79706 area, and 37.34% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 79706, prices start at $25.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Midland

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Optimum 204 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
Viasat 19 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
AT&T 373 Mbps 459 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 79706

The largest internet providers serving the 79706 ZIP code are AT&T and Optimum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to many in the 79706 ZIP code, covering 33% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 13% of the area. Midland’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 68% of residents in the 79706 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

33%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 79706 ZIP code, covering 33% 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 Midland, $52.48.

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 Midland, $0.43.

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 79706 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 33% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Midland's providers, 527 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

13%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 79706 ZIP code, covering 13% 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 79706 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Midland, $52.48.

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 Midland, $0.43.

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 79706 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Midland's providers, 527 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

68%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to most households in the 79706 ZIP code, covering 68% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 79706 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Midland, $52.48.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Midland, $0.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 79706 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 68% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Midland's providers, 527 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 79706 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 79706 and the greater Midland area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Midland at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Midland at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 79706 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Midland may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Midland cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 79706 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 79706 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 33% of households in 79706. The next fastest internet provider in the 79706 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 13% of the area.

Astound offers the cheapest internet in the 79706 ZIP with service starting at $25.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Midland, $52.48.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 79706 ZIP code, covering 13% of the city. Westex Telecom also offers fiber internet in 79706 and is available to 4.010% of households.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.