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Internet providers in San Marcos, TX

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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 80 MbpsDSL88%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 40 MbpsFiber-optic4.935%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable85%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic12%
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San Marcos internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in San Marcos 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 San Marcos area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of San Marcos residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in San Marcos.

There are eight internet providers serving the San Marcos area, and 95.89% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among San Marcos's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in San Marcos

The largest internet providers in San Marcos are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and RCN bringing cable and DSL options to San Marcos.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all San Marcos residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 88% of the area. San Marcos’s third most-available internet provider, RCN, offers cable to around 85% of San Marcos residents.

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 San Marcos covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but San Marcos 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 Marcos, $41.41.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Marcos, $1.43.

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 San Marcos. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all San Marcos's providers, 356 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

88%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in San Marcos covering 88% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in San Marcos 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in San Marcos, $41.41.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Marcos, $1.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in San Marcos. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all San Marcos's providers, 356 Mbps.

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RCN cable internet

Provider

RCN

Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

85%

Cable from RCN offers broadband to nearly all households in San Marcos covering 85% of the area.

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

Internet prices for RCN start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in San Marcos, $41.41.

RCN customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Marcos, $1.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, RCN offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in San Marcos. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Marcos's providers, 356 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in San Marcos and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in San Marcos at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in San Marcos at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many San Marcos residents, 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 Marcos 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 Marcos cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

RCN is the fastest internet provider in San Marcos with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 85% of households in San Marcos. The next fastest internet provider in San Marcos is RCN, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 12% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in San Marcos with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in San Marcos, $41.41.

RCN is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in San Marcos, covering 12% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in San Marcos and is available to 4.935% of households.

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.

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.

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.