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Internet providers in 78957

Find internet providers serving the 78957 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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78957 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL47%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable47%
GVTC $59.95 250 - 1,000 MbpsDSL10%
Colorado Valley Communications - -DSL2.100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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78957 internet service at a glance

At 82%, broadband coverage in the 78957 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of Texas - 91%, and slightly lower than broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 78957 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 59% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 58% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 11% of those living in the 78957 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 78957 area, and 37.02% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 78957, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Smithville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
ZochNet 28 Mbps 20 Mbps Wireless
Rise Broadband 11 Mbps 4 Mbps Wireless
Spectrum 213 Mbps 89 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 7 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
AT&T 33 Mbps 30 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 78957

The largest internet providers serving the 78957 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and GVTC bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to many in the 78957 ZIP code, covering 47% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 47% of the area. Smithville’s third most-available internet provider, GVTC, offers DSL to around 10% of residents in the 78957 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

47%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in the 78957 ZIP code, covering 47% 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Smithville, $51.85.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Smithville, $0.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 78957 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 47% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Smithville's providers, 52 Mbps.

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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

47%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to about half of households in the 78957 ZIP code, covering 47% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 78957 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 Smithville, $51.85.

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 Smithville, $0.66.

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 78957 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 47% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Smithville's providers, 52 Mbps.

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GVTC DSL internet

Provider

GVTC

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

10%

DSL from GVTC offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 78957 ZIP code, covering 10% of the area.

DSL internet from GVTC 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 GVTC start at $59.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Smithville, $51.85.

GVTC customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 250 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.24 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Smithville, $0.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, GVTC offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in 78957 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Smithville's providers, 52 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 78957 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 78957 and the greater Smithville area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Smithville at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Smithville at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 78957 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 Smithville 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 Smithville DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 78957 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 78957 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 47% of households in 78957. The next fastest internet provider in the 78957 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 47% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in the 78957 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Smithville, $51.85.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.