Panhandle, TX High Speed Internet Service

Panhandle, TX has a total of 7 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 7 internet service options in Panhandle. 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 Panhandle is Sparklight. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1SparklightCable1000 Mbps50 Mbps94.7%
2WindstreamDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps88.5%
3AW Broadbandwireless100 Mbps20 Mbps100.0%
4AMA Communicaitonswireless100 Mbps10 Mbps100.0%
5Plains Internetwireless25 Mbps3 Mbps100.0%
6ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
7HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Panhandle 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.


Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Panhandle compare to Carson County? The average speed in Panhandle is 18.84 Mbps which is slower than Carson County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Texas average of 26.81 Mbps.


Panhandle Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 55.2% of Carson County residents

  • Cable internet is available to 94.7% of the Panhandle population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 3.1% of Carson County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Panhandle residents

  • There are 7 residential internet providers in Panhandle, TX providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Panhandle is 29.7% slower than the average in Texas and 41.9% slower 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 Panhandle 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 Sparklight as the top provider for Panhandle, Texas.

Who has the fastest internet service in Panhandle?

Sparklight and Windstream with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Panhandle.

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

The following zip codes were used: 79068

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

Click through to see how the Panhandle broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Dickinson, Freeport, Pearsall, Richardson, Runge, Wells Branch, Wortham

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Panhandle - Windstream.

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 Panhandle, Texas?

AW Broadband, AMA Communicaitons and Plains Internet provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Panhandle.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 7 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Panhandle, TX residents.

Panhandle 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.


  • 100+ channels
  • 200 hours of cloud DVR
  • 2 TV plans
  • No cable box required. Streams on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google-powered smart TVs or similiar
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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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