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Internet providers in 78242

Find internet providers serving the 78242 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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78242 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic70%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL74%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
NewCloudNetworks - -Wired1.923%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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78242 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 78242 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 78242 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 85% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 70% of those living in the 78242 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 78242 area, and 87.27% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 78242, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 78242

The largest internet providers serving the 78242 ZIP code are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most in the 78242 ZIP code, covering 74% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 70% of the area. San Antonio’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 78242 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

74%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in the 78242 ZIP code, covering 74% 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in San Antonio, $44.15.

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 San Antonio, $0.85.

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 78242 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all San Antonio's providers, 287 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

70%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to most households in the 78242 ZIP code, covering 70% 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 78242 ZIP code 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 San Antonio, $44.15.

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 San Antonio, $0.85.

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 78242 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Antonio's providers, 287 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 the 78242 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78242 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 San Antonio, $44.15.

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 San Antonio, $0.85.

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 78242 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all San Antonio's providers, 287 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 78242 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 78242 and the greater San Antonio area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in San Antonio at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in San Antonio at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 78242 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 San Antonio may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 San Antonio cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 78242 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 78242 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 70% of households in 78242. The next fastest internet provider in the 78242 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Ranch Wireless offers the cheapest internet in the 78242 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in San Antonio, $44.15.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 78242 ZIP code, covering 70% of the city.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.