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Internet providers in 78957

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78957 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 25 - 25 MbpsDSL47%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 300 MbpsCable47%
GVTC $59.95 250 - 12 MbpsDSL10%
Colorado Valley Communications - 25 - 25 MbpsDSL2.100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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78957 internet service at a glance

At 69%, broadband coverage in the 78957 ZIP code is slightly lower than 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 DSL, which covers 56% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 47% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Smithville, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 $25 and available download speeds reach up to 300 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

25 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, $50.60.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.20 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Smithville, $0.62.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 78957 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 47% of the area, and are about the same as 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

300 Mbps

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, $50.60.

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, $0.62.

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 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

12 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, $50.60.

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, $0.62.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, GVTC offers download speeds up to 12 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 slightly slower 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 12 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

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 78957 ZIP code with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 47% of households in 78957. The next fastest internet provider in the 78957 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 47% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in the 78957 ZIP with service starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Smithville, $50.60.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.