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Internet providers in Richmond, TX

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Richmond, TX internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic16%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Richmond internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Richmond 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 Richmond area will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of Richmond residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 16% of those living in Richmond.

There are five internet providers serving the Richmond area, and 96.65% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Richmond's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Richmond

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Richmond residents, covering 97% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 16% of the area. Richmond’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 97% of Richmond residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Richmond covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Richmond 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 Richmond, $42.49.

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 Richmond, $2.02.

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 Richmond. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Richmond's providers, 525 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

16%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Richmond covering 16% 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, $42.49.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Richmond, $2.02.

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 Richmond. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Richmond's providers, 525 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Richmond covering 97% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $42.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Richmond, $2.02.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Richmond. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Richmond's providers, 525 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Richmond and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Richmond at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Richmond at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Richmond 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 Richmond with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 16% of households in Richmond. The next fastest internet provider in Richmond is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Richmond with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $42.49.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Richmond, covering 16% of the city.

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%.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.