Best Abilene Internet Service Providers
Abilene, TX has a total of 5 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 5 internet service options in Abilene. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Abilene is Optimum. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Optimum||Cable||1000 Mbps||50 Mbps||89.1%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||Rise Broadband||wireless||25 Mbps||5 Mbps||47.5%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||Nextlink||wireless||50 Mbps||10 Mbps||20.7%|
Abilene TX Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Abilene which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Abilene compare to Jones County? The average speed in Abilene is 45.76 Mbps which is faster than Jones County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Texas average of 26.81 Mbps.
Abilene Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 37.3% of the Jones County population
The average internet download speed in Abilene is 45.76 Mbps based upon 225392 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 95.7% of the Abilene population
Fiber optic internet is available to 48.9% of Abilene residents
There are 5 residential internet providers in Abilene, TX providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Abilene is 279.4% faster than the Jones County average and 41.2% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Abilene residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Optimum as the top provider for Abilene, Texas.
Who has the fastest internet service in Abilene?
Optimum with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Abilene.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Abilene, Texas?
The following zip codes were used: 79601, 79602, 79603, 79604, 79605, 79606, 79607, 79608, 79697, 79698 and 79699
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Abilene internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
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How do the internet speeds in Abilene compare to other cities in Texas?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Abilene, Texas population.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Abilene, Texas?
Optimum provides broadband internet service to 89.1% of Abilene.
Abilene Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 410+ channels
- Voice activated remote control
- Customize your plan
- Optimum entertainment experience available on the new Apple TV in 4K
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app