Best San Carlos Internet Service Providers
San Carlos, 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 San Carlos. 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 San Carlos is Spectrum. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||99.4%|
|2||Coba Systems||Cable, wireless||95 Mbps||45 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||TWIN Communications||wireless||40 Mbps||5 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||VTX1||wireless||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100.0%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
San Carlos 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 San Carlos 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 San Carlos are compared to Hidalgo County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Texas overall?
Average download speeds in San Carlos of 32.3 Mbps are faster than the Hidalgo County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Texas.
San Carlos Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in San Carlos is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.4% of the San Carlos population
Fiber optic internet is available to 9.0% of San Carlos residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in San Carlos, TX providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in San Carlos is 113.9% faster than the Hidalgo County average and 0.3% 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 San Carlos 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 San Carlos, Texas.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for San Carlos, Texas?
The following zip codes were used: 78542
How do the internet speeds in San Carlos compare to other cities in Texas?
Who has the fastest internet service in San Carlos?
Spectrum with a download speed of 940 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in San Carlos.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in San Carlos, Texas.
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 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.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 6 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of San Carlos, TX residents.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
San Carlos 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
- 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