Internet providers in Richardson, TX

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Richardson, TX internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic59%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL66%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsFiber-optic6.869%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsDSL0.967%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
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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. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 72% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 64% 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 $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Richardson, $42.59.

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 Richardson, $0.79.

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 Richardson. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Richardson's providers, 294 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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 $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Richardson, $42.59.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Richardson, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 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, 294 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Richardson, $42.59.

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 Richardson, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Richardson. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Richardson's providers, 294 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Richardson at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Richardson residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Richardson with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 59% of households in Richardson. The next fastest internet provider in Richardson is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Richardson with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Richardson, $42.59.

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.

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%.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.