Best Katy Internet Service Providers

Katy, TX has a total of 6 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 6 internet service options in Katy. 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 Katy is Xfinity. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps96.3%
2En-Touch SystemsCable, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps25.1%
3ConsolidatedDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps22.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5Rise Broadbandwireless50 Mbps10 Mbps42.1%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Katy TX Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Katy of 9.93 Mbps are faster than the Fort Bend County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Texas.

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Katy Internet Access Facts

  • The average download speed in Katy is 59.6% faster than the average in Texas and 32.1% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Katy is 50.4% faster than the Fort Bend County average and 32.1% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 57.1% of the Fort Bend County population

  • The average upload speed in Katy is 9.93 Mbps. This is 21.4% faster than the Fort Bend County average and 14.4% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Katy is 42.79 Mbps based upon 1343544 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 88.4% of Fort Bend County residents

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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 Katy 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 Xfinity as the top provider for Katy, Texas.

Who has the fastest internet service in Katy?

En-Touch Systems and Consolidated with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Katy.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Katy, Texas?

The following zip codes were used: 77449, 77450, 77491, 77492, 77493 and 77494

How do the internet speeds in Katy compare to other cities in Texas?

Click through to see how the Katy broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Bovina, Circle D Kc Estates, Krugerville, Mathis, Penitas, Savannah, Victoria

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Katy - En-Touch Systems and Consolidated.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.

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.

What is fixed wireless internet service?

Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Katy, Texas?

Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 96.3% of Katy.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 6 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Katy, TX residents.




Katy 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.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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