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5G Home Internet 66% coverage in Austin, TX Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
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Fiber Internet 71% coverage in Austin, TX Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
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Fiber Internet 93% coverage in Austin, TX Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
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DSL & Fiber Internet 92% coverage in Austin, TX Reliability data not available
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Satellite Internet 96% coverage in Austin, TX Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
Speeds up to1200 Mbps
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Cable & Fiber Internet 32% coverage in Austin, TX Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
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Fixed Wireless Internet 99% coverage in Austin, TX Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
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Best internet providers in Austin, TX

Spectrum Internet: Solid cable internet

Spectrum Internet pros and cons

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Pros
pro Affordable prices
pro No contracts or data caps
pro Wide availability
con
Cons
con Price hikes after promotional period
con $5 monthly Wi-Fi fee

Spectrum Internet gives Austinites the choice between four speed tiers to fit every household’s budget and internet needs. With speeds reaching up to 1,000Mbps and prices up to $60 per month, you can get cable internet (and fiber in some select areas) at a great price for all your streaming, remote work, and online shopping needs.

Keep in mind that you get Spectrum’s advertised monthly price for 24 months (the duration of the initial promotional period). The price increases after that, but if you find a better deal elsewhere, you can cancel at any time without paying an early termination fee. No annual contracts here!

Best Spectrum internet plan for most people: Internet Ultra, 500Mbps for $39.99/mo.

Perfect for mid-sized households, this 500Mbps plan gives families ample bandwidth to stream and game on multiple devices, work remotely, and connect smart home devices. If this is too much or too little of speed for your household, Spectrum has other affordable options.

Google Fiber: Fast and reliable service

Google Fiber Internet pros and cons

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Pros
pro Gigabit and multi-gig internet speeds
pro Affordable prices for the speeds you get
pro No contracts or extra fees
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Cons
con Limited citywide availability
con No low-cost plans

Google Fiber is a fiber-optic internet provider, giving you the fastest, most reliable internet at the highest value. With gigabit plans that go all the way up to 8Gbps, it’s the best pick for power users, content creators, and big households: Those speeds ensure that all of your internet activities run smoothly—including 4K streaming of Texas Longhorns games.

Unfortunately, you can’t find Google Fiber in every part of Austin, but it’s well worth getting if it’s available in your neighborhood. But with fair pricing and top speeds, Google Fiber is hard to beat.

Best Google Fiber internet plan for most people: 1,000Mbps for $70.00/mo.

Google Fiber’s 1Gbps plan delivers perfect speeds for gamers, live streamers, and a full work-from-home setup. Don’t worry about the multi-gigabit plans that Google Fiber offers—this gigabit deal offers plenty for everybody.

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: Ideal for smaller households

T-Mobile Internet pros and cons

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Pros
pro Affordable monthly pricing
pro Super easy installation
pro No contracts or data caps
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Cons
con Somewhat inconsistent download speeds

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet has won over many consumers with its generous terms. You don’t have to worry about contracts, data caps, or extra fees for installation or equipment. Setting it up is a breeze, and having unlimited data means you can use your Wi-Fi as much as you’d like without accruing overage charges. You get all this for just $50 a month, making it a nice deal indeed.

Best T-Mobile Home Internet plan for most people: $50 home internet, 72–245Mbps for $50.00/mo.

T-Mobile offers a single plan best for small households and those with a budget. The downside to T-Mobile Home Internet is that the internet comes to your home wirelessly, so speeds fluctuate more than with cable and fiber internet. But these speeds are solid for most people.

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T-Mobile Home Internet
pro Speeds up to 245 Mbps
pro 5G + Home connections

Cheapest internet providers in Austin, TX

The cheapest internet providers get you a reliable connection at an affordable price. You may have to settle for slower speeds, but you can also find promos and discounts. Hot tip: Look for providers with unlimited data and no extra fees to save even further.

Provider
Price starting at
Connection Type
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Astound Broadband
$20Cable
Astound Broadband
$20Fiber
Spectrum
$24.99Cable

Internet connection options in Austin, TX

Fiber availability

62%

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Renowned for its reliability, fiber can reach download and upload speeds up to 10,000Mbps. While it isn’t available everywhere, it’s the best internet you can get.

Cable availability

49%

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Cable is bread-and-butter internet—widely available, often affordable, and very fast, delivering download speeds that range anywhere from 25Mbps to 1,200Mbps.

DSL availability

69%

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DSL maxes out at 100Mbps, but many DSL customers get much slower speeds than that. DSL is becoming obsolete, but it’s still a solid option in rural areas.

Satellite availability

96%

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Satellite is available practically everywhere, even in the most remote parts of the country. It’s costly and comes with strict data limits and slow speeds, so use it as a last resort.

Fastest internet plans and providers in
Austin, TX

The fastest internet providers can get you gigabit or even multi-gigabit speeds. Not everyone needs a 1,000Mbps connection or faster, but it’s worth the investment if you’re a power user or live in a large household.

Provider
Max Download Speed
Connection Type
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Hotwire Communications
10000 MbpsFiber
Google Fiber
8000 MbpsFiber
Easy Internet Now
5000 MbpsFiber

Internet availability faster than 100Mbps by region

Austin

100%

Texas

96%

How much speed do you need?

Take a look below at what you can do with different speeds commonly offered by internet service providers (ISPs). You can read more about the average user’s speed needs in our internet speed guide.

Internet Speed
No. of people
No. of devices
Activities
5–25Mbps 1–2 1–5 Casual web browsing • Emails • Social media • Streaming SD video • Streaming music
25–50Mbps 2–4 4–7 Streaming HD and 4K video • Streaming music • Online gaming • Light work from home
50–100Mbps 4–6 7–10 Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Working from home • Using home security devices
100–500Mbps 6+ 10+ Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Running a home office • Using home security and smart home devices
500–1,000Mbps 10+ 15+ Running a home office or creative profession • Streaming in 4K • Live streaming • Online gaming • Using home security and smart home devices

To get these numbers, we used the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband speed guide, our streaming internet speed guide, and our Zoom internet speed guide.

Internet provider averages in
Austin, TX

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Average download speed

160 Mbps
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Average upload speed

80 Mbps
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Average latency time

27 ms

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