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Best Internet Providers in Houston, TX

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Internet Providers Overview for Houston, TX
Total Internet Providers 16
Download Speeds Up To 5 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $20.00
Fiber Coverage 61%
Fastest Provider AT&T

Top 9 Internet Service Providers in Houston, TX

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1. AT&T

91.9% Available
Download speeds up to:
5 Gbps IPBB, Fiber
Prices Starting At 55.00/mo *
91.9% Available
Click here to see AT&T's coverage map for Houston, TX

AT&T Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
IPBB Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

AT&T Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Internet 300 Internet 300 Mbps $55.00
Internet 100 Internet 100 Mbps $55.00
Internet 500 Internet 500 Mbps $65.00
Internet 1000 Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Internet 2000 Internet 2000 Mbps $150.00
Internet 5000 Internet 5000 Mbps $250.00
Call To Order AT&T Service 855-957-4313

2. Xfinity

97.5% Available
Download speeds up to:
2 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 30.00/mo
97.5% Available
Click here to see Xfinity's coverage map for Houston, TX

Xfinity Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 2000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Xfinity Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
NOW Internet Internet 100 Mbps $30.00
Connect More Internet 300 Mbps $35.00
Connect More + Choice TV Internet 300 Mbps $45.00
Fast Internet 500 Mbps $55.00
Fast + Choice TV Internet 500 Mbps $65.00
Connect More + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 300 Mbps $65.00
Superfast Internet 800 Mbps $70.00
Gigabit Internet 1000 Mbps $70.00
Superfast + Choice TV Internet 800 Mbps $80.00
Gigabit + Choice TV Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Gigabit Extra Internet 1200 Mbps $85.00
Fast + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 500 Mbps $85.00
Gigabit Extra + Choice TV Internet 1200 Mbps $95.00
Superfast + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 800 Mbps $100.00
Gigabit + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 1000 Mbps $100.00
Gigabit Extra + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 1200 Mbps $115.00
Call To Order Xfinity Service 844-982-3173

3. Verizon

46% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo
46% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Houston, TX

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00

4. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
150 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
100% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $119.99
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $149.99
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $199.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

5. EarthLink

46% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
46% Available
Click here to see EarthLink's coverage map for Houston, TX

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $39.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 855-537-1089

6. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

7. Always ON

46% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
46% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

8. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Houston, TX

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

9. T-Mobile Home Internet

46% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
46% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for Houston, TX

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

Internet Resources for Low-Income Families in Houston

Many organizations in Houston are making strides to close the digital divide by offering discounted devices, resources, and internet services. We put together this comprehensive list of internet resources in Houston to help low-income families get the devices and access they need: 

Discounted Distance Learning Devices

  • Computer Access Program: Houston provides low-income residents with computers so they can continue working and attending school from home. Visit the website and apply to secure your place on the waitlist. 
  • Comp-U-Dopt: Founded in 2007, this charity offers a weekly lottery that donates a laptop or computer to a selected applicant from the Houston area. This program applies to children enrolled in a K-12 school in Harris County. Navigate to the website and fill out this form to begin the process.
  • Comcast: Through its Internet Essentials program, Comcast is offering local subscribers discounted or free monthly internet rates, as well as laptops for $150 or less to qualifying families. Eligible families will need documentation showing their child participates in the National School Lunch Program.

Local Refurbished or Discounted Devices 

Remote Learning Programs

  • Collaborative for Children: This Houston organization helps low-income families find subsidized child care and virtual services that work through Workforce Solutions.
  • Texas Rising Star (TRS): A collaboration between the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), this organization connects low-income families with subsidized child care for early-childhood applicants. 
  • YMCA of Greater Houston: Families in the Houston area can enroll their children in the YMCA After School or Learning Center program for free after applying for child care assistance through YMCA funding. 

Free Wireless Internet Access in Houston

The following Houston Public Library locations are just some of the spots that offer free Wi-Fi internet access both inside and outside of the building:

  • Johnson Neighborhood Library — 3517 Reed Road
  • Stanaker Neighborhood Library — 611 S Sgt. Macario Garcia Drive
  • Tuttle Neighborhood Library — 702 Kress St.
  • Scenic Woods Regional Library — 10677 Homestead Road
  • Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library — 8501 W Montgomery Road

As in many metropolitan areas, most public spaces in Houston offer free public Wi-Fi connections. Check out our map below, which pinpoints the locations nearest you, for free immediate internet access:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Houston, TX

Hotspot
4745 Hwy 6 North
Houston, TX 77084
Hotspot
6719 West Montgomery
Houston, TX 77091
Hotspot
5198 Aldine Mail Route
Houston, TX 77039
Hotspot
12660 Beechnut Suite 180
Houston, TX 77072
Hotspot
9999 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77042
Hotspot
5815 Antoine Suite #A
Houston, TX 77091
Hotspot
2646 S Loop W Ste 415
Houston, TX 77054
Hotspot
11420 East Freeway Ste. 100
Houston, TX 77029
Hotspot
7651 Airport Blvd.
Houston, TX 77061
Hotspot
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Houston

Fastest Houston Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 61% of Houston)

AT&T Fiber

5 Gbps

5 Gbps

62.7%

Windstream

1 Gbps

1 Gbps

0.2%

Cable
(Covering 97.9% of Houston)

Xfinity

2 Gbps

200 Mbps

97.5%

Spectrum

1 Gbps

35 Mbps

1.1%

DSL
(Covering 40.5% of Houston)

Frontier

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Call For Details

0.1%

Windstream

300 Mbps

83 Mbps

0.7%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 61.9% of Houston)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

300 Mbps

10 Mbps

46%

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet

100 Mbps

20 Mbps

46%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Houston)

Viasat Internet

150 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Hughesnet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

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Average download speed in Houston:

168 Mbps

Based on 571,145 speed tests

Internet Values of Houston Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
Ezee Fiber Fiber $119 per month 8 Gbps $0.01 per Mbps 713-255-7500
Tachus Fiber Internet Fiber $180 per month 5 Gbps $0.04 per Mbps 832-791-1100
Astound Broadband Powered by En-Touch Cable $55 per month 1.5 Gbps $0.04 per Mbps 800-427-8686
Xfinity Cable $70 per month 1 Gbps $0.07 per Mbps 844-982-3173
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed $80 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Fixed $60 per month 245 Mbps $0.24 per Mbps
Windstream DSL $40 per month 100 Mbps $0.40 per Mbps 855-958-4428
AT&T Internet DSL $55 per month 100 Mbps $0.55 per Mbps 855-957-4313
Hughesnet Satellite $64.99 per month 100 Mbps $0.65 per Mbps 855-958-4319
Viasat Internet Satellite $99.99 per month 150 Mbps $0.67 per Mbps 844-983-3105

Best Internet Provider in Houston

  1. AT&T - Fast download speeds in Houston, most Fiber availability and most DSL availability
  2. Xfinity - Most Cable availability
  3. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  4. Viasat - Most internet coverage in Houston
  5. EarthLink - 5g internet up to 100 Mbps
  6. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  7. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  8. Starlink - Widely available
  9. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Houston

Internet Fees in Houston

Common Providers in Houston Early Termination Fees Setup and Installation Fees Late Payment Fees Equipment Replacement Fees
AT&T Internet N/A $149 Up to $6.50 N/A
Windstream N/A $35 $?? $5.99 per month
Xfinity N/A $89.99 Up to $10 $14 per month

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Houston By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 63%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 92%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 1%
Xfinity Cable 2 Gbps 97%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 46%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 46%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 46%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 46%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Xfinity Cable 2 Gbps 97%
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 63%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 100 Mbps 46%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 46%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 92%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 46%
Southern Broadband Fixed Wireless 36 Mbps 1%
Windstream DSL 300 Mbps 1%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 1%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Houston

Internet service providers in Houston use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 98%
Cable - 41%
DSL - 41%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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