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Internet providers in Richardson, TX

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Richardson, TX internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL66%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic59%
Frontier $54.99 VariesFiber-optic6.869%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Richardson internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Richardson 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 Richardson area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Richardson residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 65% of those living in Richardson.

There are six internet providers serving the Richardson area, and 92.83% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Richardson's six internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Richardson

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 282 Mbps 232 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 156 Mbps 38 Mbps Cable
Frontier 232 Mbps 193 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Richardson

The largest internet providers in Richardson are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Richardson.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Richardson residents, covering 66% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 59% of the area. Richardson’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Richardson residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

66%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Richardson covering 66% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Richardson 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 Richardson, $54.15.

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 Richardson, $0.71.

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 Richardson. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Richardson's providers, 283 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

59%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in Richardson covering 59% 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 Richardson 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 Richardson, $54.15.

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 Richardson, $0.71.

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 Richardson. These download speeds are available to 59% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Richardson's providers, 283 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

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Richardson covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Richardson 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 Richardson, $54.15.

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 Richardson, $0.71.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Richardson. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Richardson's providers, 283 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Richardson, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Richardson, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Richardson and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Richardson at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Richardson at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Richardson residents, 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 Richardson 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 Richardson cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Richardson with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 66% of households in Richardson. The next fastest internet provider in Richardson is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 59% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Richardson with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Richardson, $54.15.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Richardson, covering 59% of the city. Frontier also offers fiber internet in Richardson and is available to 6.869% of households.

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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.

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