Internet providers in Houston, TX

Find high-speed internet providers and compare speeds and plan pricing in Houston.

Know your internet options in Houston, TX

Moving to or around Houston? Setting up internet and TV services in your new home is part of any successful move. Even if you aren’t moving, switching providers could get you a better, lower-priced service. Rely on Allconnect® to find and compare internet and cable providers in the Houston area.

Houston internet at a glance

There are up to seven internet providers serving the Houston area. Depending on your Houston ZIP code and address, you could have access to multiple internet types and providers.

Internet availability in Houston, TX

  • Cable – 89%
  • Cable – 89%
  • DSL – 92%
  • DSL – 92%
  • Fiber-optic – 45%
  • Fiber-optic – 45%

Houston, TX, residential internet providers

ProviderStarting price*Speed rangeInternet type
AT&T$30/mo.5 – 100 MbpsDSL
AT&T Fiber$40/mo.100 – 1,000 MbpsFiber
CenturyLink$45/mo.3 – 140 MbpsDSL
Frontier$20/mo.1 – 90 MbpsDSL
Spectrum$44.99/mo.100 – 940 MbpsCable
Suddenlink$34.99/mo.100 – 400 MbpsCable
Windstream$19.99/mo.1.5 – 200 MbpsDSL
Xfinity$29.99/mo.15 – 2,000 MbpsCable

Compare the largest internet providers in Houston

The three largest internet providers in Houston are AT&T, Xfinity and Suddenlink. Here’s how each provider compares in terms of service areas, internet plan options, pricing and additional perks from each provider.

AT&T

  • Provider details:

    AT&T’s DSL internet service is available throughout the Houston area. AT&T Fiber is available to about 45% of Houston residents. AT&T internet service areas include downtown Houston and surrounding communities such as Houston Heights, Magnolia Park, Somerset Green, Allendale and Bellaire.

    • Five internet plan options
    • Starting at $30-$70/mo.*
    • Wi-Fi equipment included
    • Internet and TV bundle discounts
  • Provider details:

    AT&T’s DSL internet service is available throughout the Houston area. AT&T Fiber is available to about 45% of Houston residents. AT&T internet service areas include downtown Houston and surrounding communities such as Houston Heights, Magnolia Park, Somerset Green, Allendale and Bellaire.

    • Five internet plan options
    • Starting at $30-$70/mo.*
    • Wi-Fi equipment included
    • Internet and TV bundle discounts
  • Top Houston ZIP codes for AT&T internet:

    77002, 77004, 77007, 77009, 77011, 77021, 77023, 77025, 77026, 77030

    Select AT&T Houston store locations:

    • Midtown – 2625 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77006
    • Wayside – 5950 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77023
    • Studemont – 920 Studemont, Suite 700 Houston, TX 77007
  • Top Houston ZIP codes for AT&T internet:

    77002, 77004, 77007, 77009, 77011, 77021, 77023, 77025, 77026, 77030

    Select AT&T Houston store locations:

    • Midtown – 2625 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77006
    • Wayside – 5950 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77023
    • Studemont – 920 Studemont, Suite 700 Houston, TX 77007

Xfinity logo

  • Provider details:

    Xfinity is the largest cable internet provider in Houston. Neighborhoods including Oates Prairie, Spring Valley Village, Rosslyn, Brookhaven and Harrisburg are nearly 100% serviceable for Xfinity internet, but there are pockets throughout downtown Houston where Xfinity is not available.

    • Seven internet plan options
    • Starting at $29.99-$299.99/mo.*
    • Fastest max download speeds in Houston
    • Millions of Wi-Fi hotspots

  • Provider details:

    Xfinity is the largest cable internet provider in Houston. Neighborhoods including Oates Prairie, Spring Valley Village, Rosslyn, Brookhaven and Harrisburg are nearly 100% serviceable for Xfinity internet, but there are pockets throughout downtown Houston where Xfinity is not available.

    • Seven internet plan options
    • Starting at $29.99-$299.99/mo.*
    • Fastest max download speeds in Houston
    • Millions of Wi-Fi hotspots

  • Top Houston ZIP codes for Xfinity internet:

    77004, 77005, 77023, 77026, 77029, 77055, 77064, 77078, 77092, 77429

    Select Xfinity Houston store locations:

    • Westheimer Crossing – 2616 S. Voss Rd., Houston, TX 77057
    • 7844 W. Tidwell Rd., Suite 130, Houston, TX 77040
    • 2000 Willowbrook Dr., Suite 1526, Houston, TX 77070
  • Top Houston ZIP codes for Xfinity internet:

    77004, 77005, 77023, 77026, 77029, 77055, 77064, 77078, 77092, 77429

    Select Xfinity Houston store locations:

    • Westheimer Crossing – 2616 S. Voss Rd., Houston, TX 77057
    • 7844 W. Tidwell Rd., Suite 130, Houston, TX 77040
    • 2000 Willowbrook Dr., Suite 1526, Houston, TX 77070

Suddenlink

  • Provider details:

    Suddenlink, another cable internet provider in the Houston area, covers many of the random areas where Xfinity is not available. Suddenlink internet service areas in Houston include portions of downtown Houston, Foster Place, Golden Acres, Lamar Terrace and DeWalt.

    • Four internet plan options
    • Starting at $34.99-$84.99/mo.*
    • Internet and TV bundle discounts
    • Option to use your own equipment
  • Provider details:

    Suddenlink, another cable internet provider in the Houston area, covers many of the random areas where Xfinity is not available. Suddenlink internet service areas in Houston include portions of downtown Houston, Foster Place, Golden Acres, Lamar Terrace and DeWalt.

    • Four internet plan options
    • Starting at $34.99-$84.99/mo.*
    • Internet and TV bundle discounts
    • Option to use your own equipment
  • Top Houston ZIP codes for Suddenlink internet:

    77002, 77007, 77023, 77039, 77338, 77396, 77489, 77520, 77546, 77562

    Select Suddenlink Houston store locations:

    • 4103 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, TX 77339
    • 903 Loop 336 West, Suite I, Conroe, TX 77301
    • 1620 Normal Park Dr., Huntsville, TX 77340
  • Top Houston ZIP codes for Suddenlink internet:

    77002, 77007, 77023, 77039, 77338, 77396, 77489, 77520, 77546, 77562

    Select Suddenlink Houston store locations:

    • 4103 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, TX 77339
    • 903 Loop 336 West, Suite I, Conroe, TX 77301
    • 1620 Normal Park Dr., Huntsville, TX 77340

Availability for other Houston internet providers

  • CenturyLink – Available in areas north and southwest of Houston, including Humble, Kingwood, Atiscotica and Navasota north of Houston, and the West Columbia area further to the south.
  • Frontier – Available in areas east and southwest of Houston, including Baytown, League City, Crosby and Sugar Land.
  • Spectrum –  Available in areas north of Houston, including Spring, The Woodlands, Senova Ridge, Mossy Oaks and Hanover Village. 
  • Windstream – Available in Sugar Land to the southwest of Houston and select neighborhoods in the Bunker Hill Village and Humble areas. 

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Fastest internet in Houston

Download speeds 250 Mbps or higher

Houston – 89%

Texas – 72%

U.S. – 73%

Download speeds 1,000 Mbps or higher

Houston – 45%

Texas – 27%

U.S. – 16%

The fastest internet services in Houston are likely to come from providers using a fiber-optic or cable/fiber-optic network. Here’s a look at the fastest fiber-optic and cable internet providers in the Houston area.

Houston’s fastest max advertised download speeds

  • Xfinity – Cable/fiber-optic hybrid network with speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber – Fiber-optic network with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Suddenlink – Cable/fiber-optic hybrid internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum – Cable network with speeds up to 940 Mbps

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Cheapest internet service providers in Houston

If you’re looking for a deal on internet service in Houston, there are multiple providers with plans starting below $50/mo. You may be able to get additional savings off your monthly internet price by bundling with TV and home phone services, or using your own compatible equipment to cut rental costs.

Cheap internet plans in Houston

  • Windstream High Speed Internet 25 Mbps – $19.99/mo.* for up to 25 Mbps
  • Frontier High Speed Internet – $20/mo.* for up to 6 Mbps
  • Xfinity Performance Starter – $29.99/mo.* for up to 15 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet Basic – $30/mo.* for up to 5 Mbps
  • Suddenlink Internet 100 – $34.99/mo.* for up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum Internet – $44.99/mo.* for up to 200 Mbps
  • CenturyLink High Speed Internet – $45/mo.* for up to 140 Mbps

Call or click below to find and compare the cheapest Houston internet plans in your area.

Free Wi-Fi hotspots in Houston

Where can you find free Wi-Fi in Houston? 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.

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.

Shop Houston internet and TV bundles

Cable and fiber-optic internet providers in Houston are likely to also offer TV services. Bundling internet and TV services is not only convenient, it could qualify you for savings on your monthly service and equipment costs. 

Houston TV providers

Watching Houston sports

  • Houston Texans – NFL

    Aside from a trip to NRG Stadium, you can find most Houston Texans games on CBS (KHOU channel 11) or Fox (KRIV channel 26). 

  • Houston Texans – NFL

    Aside from a trip to NRG Stadium, you can find most Houston Texans games on CBS (KHOU channel 11) or Fox (KRIV channel 26). 

  • Houston Astros – MLB

    Catch the majority of Astros games on SportsNet Southwest, channel 758 on AT&T U-verse TV, 674 on DIRECTV and 39 on Xfinity.

  • Houston Astros – MLB

    Catch the majority of Astros games on SportsNet Southwest, channel 758 on AT&T U-verse TV, 674 on DIRECTV and 39 on Xfinity.

  • Houston Rockets – NBA

    SportsNet Southwest is also the best channel for watching Houston Rockets games. This channel may not be available with DISH, Spectrum or Suddenlink.

  • Houston Rockets – NBA

    SportsNet Southwest is also the best channel for watching Houston Rockets games. This channel may not be available with DISH, Spectrum or Suddenlink.

Fans of college sports can find Texas A & M games on the SEC Network and Texas Longhorns games on the BIG 12 channel in addition to major sports networks ESPN and Fox Sports 1.

Not a fan of the home team? There are a few ways you can tune in to out-of-market teams, but add-on sports packages from your local Houston TV providers are likely your best bet.

Moving to Houston

Every move comes with its set of challenges, especially when moving to a new city like Houston. Here are some helpful articles to assist you before, during and after your big move.


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