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Internet providers in 78261

Find internet providers serving the 78261 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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78261 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic65%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL72%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
GVTC - -Fiber-optic61%
GVTC - -DSL58%
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78261 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 78261 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 78261 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 95% of those living in the 78261 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 78261 area, and 34.32% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 78261, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 78261

The largest internet providers serving the 78261 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 78261 ZIP code, covering 72% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 65% of the area. San Antonio’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 78261 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

72%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in the 78261 ZIP code, covering 72% 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, $42.99.

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, $0.83.

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 78261 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 72% 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

65%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to most households in the 78261 ZIP code, covering 65% 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 78261 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, $42.99.

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, $0.83.

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 78261 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 65% 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 78261 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78261 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, $42.99.

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, $0.83.

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 78261 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 78261 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 78261 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 78261 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 78261 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 78261 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 65% of households in 78261. The next fastest internet provider in the 78261 ZIP code is GVTC, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 61% of the area.

Ranch Wireless offers the cheapest internet in the 78261 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in San Antonio, $42.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 78261 ZIP code, covering 65% of the city. GVTC also offers fiber internet in 78261 and is available to 61% of households.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.