Providers in Houston, TX & Cable/TV Availability

Internet Coverage and Speeds in Houston, TX

There are 13 internet companies with service in Houston, 10 of which provide home service. 89% of customers can get fixed-line service (DSL, cable, or fiber). 93% can get broadband internet, which the FCC defines as 25 Mbps or faster. Broadband availability is far above average compared to an average city. 91% of residents can buy internet advertised at 100 Mpbs or faster, which is far above average for the US.

Fastest available Internet speeds in Houston, TX:

  • Above 200 Kbps, below 3 Mbps: 1%
  • Above 3 Mbps, below 10 Mbps: 1%
  • Above 10 Mbps, below 25 Mbps: 5%
  • Above 25 Mbps, below 100 Mbps: 2%
  • Above 100 Mbps, below 1 Gbps: 91%
  • Above 1 Gbps: 0%

See below for far more stats on individual internet service providers (ISPs) in your city.

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  • Fiber

    0% of residents can get fiber.

  • Cable

    89% of residents can get cable.

  • DSL

    92% of residents can get DSL.

  • Wired Internet

    89% of residents can get any kind of wired internet.


Home Internet Providers in Houston, TX

AT&T

Home DSL

TV and Internet available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps

Availability:

89% of Houston, TX

View plans

or call

1-855-684-4188


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 7% 88% 0% 0%
3-9.9 Mbps 4% 12% 0% 0%
10-24 Mbps 81% 0% 0% 0%
25-99 Mbps 8% 0% 0% 0%
100-999 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 100% 100%

About AT&T in Houston

AT&T DSL is available to an estimated 89% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps, which is about average speed for residential providers in the area. About 8% of Houston’s AT&T customers are offered speeds in that range. 80% of customers can purchase speeds between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps. Nationwide, AT&T is one of the 10 largest ISPs and serves 41% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) AT&T Southwest in this area.

 

Comcast

Home cable

TV and Internet available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 100 Mbps and 1 Gpbs

Availability:

87% of Houston, TX

View plans

or call

1-855-448-1195


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
3-9.9 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
10-24 Mbps 0% 100% 0% 0%
25-99 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
100-999 Mbps 100% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 100% 100%

About XFINITY (Comcast) in Houston

XFINITY (Comcast) cable is available to an estimated 87% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps, which is the fastest available speed for residential providers in the area. About 100% of Houston’s XFINITY (Comcast) customers are offered speeds in that range. 100% of customers can purchase speeds between 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps. Nationwide, XFINITY (Comcast) is one of the 10 largest ISPs and serves 35% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) Comcast in this area.

 

Suddenlink

Home cable

TV and Internet available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps

Availability:

2% of Houston, TX


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 0% 71% 0% 71%
3-9.9 Mbps 0% 29% 0% 29%
10-24 Mbps 39% 0% 39% 0%
25-99 Mbps 61% 0% 61% 0%
100-999 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 0% 0%

About Suddenlink in Houston

Suddenlink cable is available to an estimated 2% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps, which is above average speed for residential providers in the area. About 29% of Houston’s Suddenlink customers are offered speeds in that range. 39% of customers can purchase speeds between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps. Nationwide, Suddenlink is a large ISP and serves 2% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) Suddenlink Communications LLC in this area.

 

CenturyLink

Home DSL

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps

Availability:

2% of Houston, TX

View plans

or call

1-855-684-4189


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 6% 97% 6% 97%
3-9.9 Mbps 9% 3% 9% 3%
10-24 Mbps 21% 0% 21% 0%
25-99 Mbps 64% 0% 64% 0%
100-999 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 0% 0%

About CenturyLink in Houston

CenturyLink DSL is available to an estimated 2% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps, which is about average speed for residential providers in the area. About 64% of Houston’s CenturyLink customers are offered speeds in that range. 64% of customers can purchase speeds between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps. Nationwide, CenturyLink is one of the 10 largest ISPs and serves 14% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) CenturyLink in this area.

 

Charter Communications

Home cable

TV and Internet available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps

Availability:

2% of Houston, TX

View plans

or call

1-855-448-1194


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
3-9.9 Mbps 0% 100% 0% 100%
10-24 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
25-99 Mbps 100% 0% 100% 0%
100-999 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 0% 0%

About Charter Communications in Houston

Charter Communications cable is available to an estimated 2% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps, which is about average speed for residential providers in the area. About 100% of Houston’s Charter Communications customers are offered speeds in that range. 100% of customers can purchase speeds between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps. Nationwide, Charter Communications is one of the 10 largest ISPs and serves 9% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) Charter Communications Inc. in this area.

 

Verizon

Home DSL

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 3 Mbps and 6 Mbps

Availability:

1% of Houston, TX

View plans

or call

1-855-701-1979


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 4% 100% 0% 0%
3-9.9 Mbps 96% 0% 0% 0%
10-24 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
25-99 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
100-999 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 100% 100%

About Verizon in Houston

Verizon DSL is available to an estimated 1% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 3 Mbps and 6 Mbps, which is below average speed for residential providers in the area. About 96% of Houston’s Verizon customers are offered speeds in that range. 96% of customers can purchase speeds between 3 Mbps and 6 Mbps. Nationwide, Verizon is one of the 10 largest ISPs and serves 32% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) Verizon in this area.

 

Verizon

Home fiber

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 100 Mbps and 1 Gpbs

Availability:

less than 1% of Houston, TX

View plans

or call

1-855-701-1979


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
3-9.9 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
10-24 Mbps 0% 100% 0% 0%
25-99 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
100-999 Mbps 100% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 100% 100%

About Verizon in Houston

Verizon fiber is available to an estimated less than 1% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps, which is the fastest available speed for residential providers in the area. About 100% of Houston’s Verizon customers are offered speeds in that range. 100% of customers can purchase speeds between 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps. Nationwide, Verizon is one of the 10 largest ISPs and serves 32% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) Verizon in this area.

 

En-Touch Systems Inc.

Home cable

TV and Internet available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps

Availability:

less than 1% of Houston, TX


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 0% 100% 0% 100%
3-9.9 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
10-24 Mbps 100% 0% 100% 0%
25-99 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
100-999 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 0% 0%

About En-Touch Systems Inc. in Houston

En-Touch Systems Inc. cable is available to an estimated less than 1% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps, which is below average speed for residential providers in the area. About 100% of Houston’s En-Touch Systems Inc. customers are offered speeds in that range. 100% of customers can purchase speeds between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps. Nationwide, En-Touch Systems Inc. is a small internet provider and serves less than 1% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) En-Touch Systems Inc. in this area.

 

Windstream

Home DSL

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps

Availability:

less than 1% of Houston, TX


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 100%
3-9.9 Mbps 0% 100% 0% 0%
10-24 Mbps 100% 0% 100% 0%
25-99 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
100-999 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 0% 0%

About Windstream in Houston

Windstream DSL is available to an estimated less than 1% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps, which is below average speed for residential providers in the area. About 100% of Houston’s Windstream customers are offered speeds in that range. 100% of customers can purchase speeds between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps. Nationwide, Windstream is a large ISP and serves 4% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) Windstream Sugar Land Inc. in this area.

 

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Satellite TV is generally a good choice for customer service and channel selection. DISH and DIRECTV are ranked above traditional wired TV providers in almost every survey and study done.

Satellite Internet (HughesNet or DISHnet) should be seen as a last resort. Latency is often very high, making it impossible to live stream video or play games. For rural customers with no wired service, though, HughesNet is likely the best option.

DISH and DISHnet

Satellite TV and Internet

TV and Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

10 Mbps

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky.

View plans

or call

1-855-701-1974


About DISH and DISHnet

DISH TV service is among the most popular in the United States. DISH often ranks first in customer satisfaction surveys for TV providers. For example, a JD Power survey recently ranked DISH highest in customer satisfaction for the West region. DISHnet is recommended for rural customers only, but it may be paired with DISH TV for bundled savings.

 

DIRECTV

Satellite TV

TV service available

Highest advertised speed:

No Internet service available

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky.

View plans

or call

1-855-701-1975


About DIRECTV

DIRECTV, now owned by AT&T, is another excellent TV choice. DIRECTV won JD Power’s most recent survey in the East region for customer satisfaction, beating cable companies by a wide margin. DIRECTV does not have an Internet option. If DSL or cable is available, we recommend choosing wired Internet and satellite TV. If no wired services are available customers can set HughesNet and DIRECTV up separately.

 

HughesNet

Satellite Internet

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

15 Mbps

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky.

View plans

or call

1-855-701-1976


About HughesNet Satellite Internet

HughesNet satellite internet is probably the best satellite internet-only option available. Remember that while speeds may reach 15 Mbps, the latency of satellite Internet will make it feel like a significantly slower connection.

 

Mobile Internet Providers

Mobile/wireless data service is often marketed in a way that makes it hard to compare. We’ve included access charges and unlimited talk/text on cell phone plans to show what you’ll actually pay for the listed data. Monthly payments will be higher if you choose a subsidized phone.

Consider mobile internet as your primary access if no wired providers are available, your data usage is light (few videos), and your computer or main device can connect to 4G or connect wirelessly using your phone as a hot spot. 4G data is often faster and much lower in latency than satellite internet.

Verizon Wireless
Lowest Price

1 GB for $45/mo.

Highest Cap

100 GB for $450 (+ 2 Gb/line)

Additional Details

  • Prices include mandatory access charge of Add $15 on most data plans, includes unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • No unlimited data plans sold.
  • Overage is $15 per GB.

AT&T Wireless
Lowest Price

300 MB for $45/mo.

Highest Cap

50 GB for $390

Additional Details

  • Prices include required device access charge of $25 on most plans, $15/ month for 15GB plans and higher. Includes unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data available to DIRECTV or AT&T U-Verse customers starting at $100 for the first smartphone. Speeds may be throttled at 22 GB.
  • Overage is $15 per GB on every plan except 300 MB. Overage is more expensive on the 300 MB plan.

T-Mobile
Lowest Price

2GB for $50/mo.

Highest Cap

Unlimited for $95

Additional Details

  • Prices include device access charges. Plans include unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 21 GB.
  • No overage fees. T-Mobile simply alerts you and throttles LTE data if you go over your plan.

Sprint
Lowest Price

1GB for $40/mo.

Highest Cap

Unlimited for $75

Additional Details

  • Prices include device access charges. Plans include unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 23 GB.
  • Customers on non-unlimited plans may choose to pay for data overage. Sprint’s overage fees were not clearly listed.

 

Business and Government Internet Providers in Houston, TX

Megapath

Business / Government DSL

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps

Availability:

89% of Houston, TX


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 0% 14% 0% 14%
3-9.9 Mbps 80% 66% 86% 72%
10-24 Mbps 15% 15% 10% 10%
25-99 Mbps 5% 5% 4% 4%
100-999 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 0% 0%

About Megapath in Houston

Megapath DSL is available to an estimated 89% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps, which is below average speed for business and government providers in the area. About 5% of Houston’s Megapath customers are offered speeds in that range. 66% of customers can purchase speeds between 3 Mbps and 6 Mbps. Nationwide, Megapath is one of the 10 largest ISPs and serves 43% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) MegaPath Corporation in this area.

 

Level 3 Communications

Business / Government fiber

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

1 Gpbs+

Availability:

4% of Houston, TX


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 4% 4% 0% 0%
3-9.9 Mbps 4% 4% 0% 0%
10-24 Mbps 10% 10% 0% 0%
25-99 Mbps 4% 4% 0% 0%
100-999 Mbps 4% 4% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 74% 74% 73% 73%
Not reported 0% 0% 27% 27%

About Level 3 Communications in Houston

Level 3 Communications fiber is available to an estimated 4% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds over 1 Gigabit, which is the fastest available speed for business and government providers in the area. About 74% of Houston’s Level 3 Communications customers are offered speeds in that range. 74% of customers can purchase speeds over 1 Gigabit. Nationwide, Level 3 Communications is a large ISP and serves 2% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) Level 3 Communications LLC in this area.

 

Level 3 Communications

Business / Government DSL

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

Between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps

Availability:

1% of Houston, TX


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 53% 53% 0% 0%
3-9.9 Mbps 39% 39% 0% 0%
10-24 Mbps 6% 6% 0% 0%
25-99 Mbps 2% 2% 0% 0%
100-999 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
1 Gbps or more 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not reported 0% 0% 100% 100%

About Level 3 Communications in Houston

Level 3 Communications DSL is available to an estimated 1% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds between 25 Mbps and 50 Mbps, which is below average speed for business and government providers in the area. About 2% of Houston’s Level 3 Communications customers are offered speeds in that range. 35% of customers can purchase speeds between 1.5 Mbps and 3 Mbps. Nationwide, Level 3 Communications is a large ISP and serves 2% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) tw telecom of texas llc in this area.

 

Cogent

Business / Government fiber

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

1 Gpbs+

Availability:

1% of Houston, TX


Internet Speeds in Houston

The table below shows the percent of Houston residents who can get internet speeds up to the maximum shown.

Speed Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Typical Download Speed Typical Upload Speed
0-2.9 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
3-9.9 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
10-24 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
25-99 Mbps 0% 0% 0% 0%
100-999 Mbps 0% 0% 87% 87%
1 Gbps or more 100% 100% 13% 13%
Not reported 0% 0% 0% 0%

About Cogent in Houston

Cogent fiber is available to an estimated 1% of residents in this city. The company offers Houston residents with maximum speeds over 1 Gigabit, which is the fastest available speed for business and government providers in the area. About 100% of Houston’s Cogent customers are offered speeds in that range. 100% of customers can purchase speeds over 1 Gigabit. Nationwide, Cogent is a small internet provider and serves less than 1% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) Cogent in this area.

 

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