Best McAllen Internet Service Providers

McAllen, TX has a total of 8 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 8 internet service options in McAllen. 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 McAllen is Spectrum. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1SpectrumCable940 Mbps35 Mbps99.9%
2Power Broadbandwireless900 Mbps100 Mbps88.4%
3AT&TDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps38.6%
4TWIN Communicationswireless40 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
5VTX1wireless25 Mbps3 Mbps100.0%
6Coba SystemsCable, wireless95 Mbps45 Mbps69.8%
7ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
8HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

McAllen TX Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does McAllen have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:


Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in McAllen are compared to Hidalgo County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Texas overall?
Average download speeds in McAllen of 25.66 Mbps are faster than the Hidalgo County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Texas.


McAllen Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in McAllen is 25.66 Mbps based upon 255928 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 99.9% of the McAllen population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 14.6% of McAllen residents

  • There are 8 residential internet providers in McAllen, TX providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in McAllen is 69.9% faster than the Hidalgo County average and 20.8% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 94.8% of Hidalgo County residents


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 McAllen 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 Spectrum as the top provider for McAllen, Texas.

Who has the fastest internet service in McAllen?

AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in McAllen.

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

The following zip codes were used: 78501, 78502, 78503, 78504, 78505, 78539, 78541, 78557, 78572 and 78573

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 McAllen internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
Zero latency gaming

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

Click through to see how the McAllen broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Blanco, Cross Plains, Escobares, Kermit, Mckinney, New Territory, Sweetwater

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in McAllen - AT&T.

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 McAllen, Texas?

TWIN Communications and VTX1 provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of McAllen.

McAllen 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.


  • 125+ channels
  • Flexible packages
  • 85,000 OnDemand titles
  • All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
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  • 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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  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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