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Internet providers in San Marcos, TX

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San Marcos, TX internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL88%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic4.935%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsCable85%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 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. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 47% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.630% 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 $25.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,200 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in San Marcos

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 67 Mbps 24 Mbps Cable
Viasat 14 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 23 Mbps 7 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in San Marcos

The largest internet providers in San Marcos are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Astound 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, Astound, offers cable to around 85% of San Marcos residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in San Marcos, $45.84.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Marcos, $0.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in San Marcos. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Marcos's providers, 356 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in San Marcos, $45.84.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Marcos, $0.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in San Marcos. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Marcos's providers, 356 Mbps.

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Astound cable internet

Provider

Astound

Starting price*
$25.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,200 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

85%

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

Astound’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 Astound start at $25.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in San Marcos, $45.84.

Astound customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.09 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Marcos, $0.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Astound offers download speeds up to 1,200 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in San Marcos at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 $64.99 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

Astound is the fastest internet provider in San Marcos with download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 85% of households in San Marcos. The next fastest internet provider in San Marcos is Astound, offering download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps to 12% of the area.

Astound offers the cheapest internet in San Marcos with plans starting at $25.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in San Marcos, $45.84.

Astound 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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.

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.