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Internet providers in Rusk, TX

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Rusk, TX internet providers

Provider
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.504%
Eastex Net $69.95 5 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic6.391%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rusk internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rusk 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 Rusk area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Rusk residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 60% of those living in Rusk.

There are seven internet providers serving the Rusk area, and 90.41% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rusk's seven internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Rusk

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Eastex Net 29 Mbps 18 Mbps Fiber-optic
Optimum 78 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 25 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Viasat 14 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Rusk

The largest internet providers in Rusk are Optimum, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Rusk.

Cable internet from Optimum is available to nearly all Rusk residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Rusk’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Rusk residents.

Optimum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to nearly all households in Rusk covering 93% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rusk 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 Rusk, $59.98.

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 Rusk, $0.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Rusk. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rusk's providers, 42 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Rusk covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rusk 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Rusk, $59.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rusk, $0.70.

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 Rusk. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rusk's providers, 42 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Rusk covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rusk 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 Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rusk, $59.98.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rusk, $0.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Rusk. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rusk's providers, 42 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Rusk with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.504% of households in Rusk. The next fastest internet provider in Rusk is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Rusk with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rusk, $59.98.

Eastex Net is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Rusk, covering 6.391% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in Rusk and is available to 1.504% of households.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.