Internet providers in Houston, TX
Find high-speed internet providers and compare speeds and plan pricing in Houston.
Houston, TX residential internet providers by availability
|Provider||Starting price*||Speed range||Internet type||Houston average availability|
|AT&T||$30/mo.||5 - 100 Mbps||DSL||96%|
|Xfinity||$29.99/mo.||15 - 2,000 Mbps||Cable||92%|
|Frontier||$20/mo.||1 - 90 Mbps||DSL||47%|
|AT&T Fiber||$40/mo.||100 - 1,000 Mbps||Fiber||44%|
|Suddenlink||$34.99/mo.||100 - 400 Mbps||Cable||42%|
|Spectrum||$44.99/mo.||100 - 940 Mbps||Cable||3.8%|
|CenturyLink||$45/mo.||3 - 140 Mbps||DSL||2.5%|
|Windstream||$19.99/mo.||1.5 - 200 Mbps||DSL||0.02%|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 6/20/19.
AT&T, Xfinity and Frontier are the three largest internet providers in Houston, TX.
AT&T offers DSL internet to the majority of the Houston population and fiber internet in less than half of the metro area. AT&T Fiber is offered to 44% of the Houston area and is available at the heart of Houston as well as places around the city like Bellaire, West University Place, South Houston and Jacinto City, TX.
Xfinity offers cable internet services to most of Houston, with gig speeds in surrounding eastern areas like Galena Park.
Frontier also offers DSL internet to 47% of the Houston area, but you’ll only find service in a little over half of the Houston area. Houston neighborhoods like Southside Place, Jacinto City, North Houston, and Humble, TX can also shop Frontier DSL internet.
Suddenlink cable internet is available in less than half of Houston, more specifically in Humble, Kingwood, Magnolia Park and other smaller areas around metro Houston. Spectrum cable, as well as CenturyLink and Windstream DSL, are also available to less than 4% of the population.
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Compare the largest internet providers in Houston
Houston residents can shop from some of the most popular providers in the country. Find out how Houston internet service providers compare when it comes to internet speeds and plan features.
AT&T offers DSL and fiber services in Houston, with speeds ranging from 5 to 1,000 Mbps.
Why Houstonians love it
- Equipment included – Wi-Fi Gateway router rental is free with internet service.
- Bundle savings – Add TV or phone to save more on your monthly internet bill.
Xfinity is a major cable provider in the Houston area and offers speeds from 15 to 2,000 Mbps.
Why Houstonians love it
- The fastest speeds – Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps, or 2 Gbps, are ideal for unlimited internet usage with unlimited users.
- Wi-Fi hotspots – More than 18 million hotspots in the places you work and shop.
Frontier provides DSL internet and offers speeds up from 1 to 90 Mbps.
Why Houstonians love it
- Price guarantee – Enjoy a 2-year price guarantee, even without a contract.
- Equipment included – Enjoy a free Wi-Fi router for a year with select Frontier internet plans.
Fastest internet service providers in Houston
Fastest max advertised download speeds
- Xfinity – Offers internet speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
- AT&T Fiber – Offers internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Spectrum – Offers internet speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Suddenlink – Offers internet speeds up to 400 Mbps
Houston’s access to fast internet is above average thanks to cable providers that offer gig-speeds and limited fiber availability. The FCC reports that 88% of Houston has access to speeds of at least 250 Mbps compared to only 49% of the country with access to the same speeds.
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps are available in 30% of Houston and only 12% of the country.
Xfinity offers speeds up to 2,000 Mbps, or 2 Gbps, in select parts of the Houston area and speeds up to 400 Mbps in all service areas.
AT&T DSL service is also available in a wide majority of Houston, TX, while AT&T’s 100% fiber-optic internet service with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps are available in a little under half of the major metro area.
Spectrum offers cable internet to a small percentage of the Houston area and gig speeds up to 940 Mbps in select areas. Suddenlink also offers cable internet service throughout Houston with speeds up to 400 Mbps, mostly in the Kingwood and northern Baytown areas.
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Houston, TX Wi-Fi hotspots
We’ve got you covered on one of your biggest concerns when it comes to a new city: Where’s the free Wi-Fi? From coffee shops to public transit, check out some places that you can connect in Houston for free. Remember, you’re connecting to a public network, so avoid online activities that leave your sensitive information vulnerable to online predators.
Here are a few public places where you can find free Wi-Fi in Houston:
- Public parks including Tranquility Park, Inn at Ball Park, Market Square Park and Discovery Green Park
- Some MetroRail stations
- Coffee shops like Slowpokes, Boomtown Coffee and Antidote Coffee
- Collier Regional Library, Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library and other public Houston libraries
AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity internet customers have access to a network of hotspots set up by the service provider. Hotspot availability will often directly correlate with the provider’s availability in the area, so there may be several AT&T and Xfinity hotspots and very few by Spectrum.
Moving to Houston
Moving can be difficult. Getting acquainted with the city and setting up home services doesn’t have to be. Check out some places you should know in your brand new home in Houston, TX.
When you’re ready to set up your internet, TV and home phone services, give us a call. Our experts at Allconnect® are familiar with major providers in your area and can help you get the best deal.
Last updated 6/20/19.
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