• Spectrum and AT&T are the most common choice for home and apartment Internet in El Paso. Charter Spectrum provides cable service, often bundled with TV. AT&T is a DSL provider.
  • Business broadband options in El Paso are more numerous, including a few local specialized services.
  • The fastest Internet speed in El Paso is 57.87 Mbps, but the average enjoyed by most residents is closer to 22.91 Mbps.
  • El Paso has a variety of free Wi-Fi hotspots thanks to local broadband advocacy group Digital El Paso.

Best Residential Internet Providers

These providers earned our top marks for pricing, availability, and above-average customer ratings.

Residential Internet Providers Available in El Paso

See the table below for a full listing of options for Internet service to homes and apartments in the El Paso metro area.

ProvidersPricingAvailabilityPhone
$3000+ 94%
DSL
(855) 435-4578
N/A 90%
Fixed Wireless
(915) 845-6987
$4499+ 98%
Cable
(855) 436-3535
$4499+ 2%
DSL
(855) 837-8791
$5999+ 33%
Fixed Wireless
(855) 881-3385
N/A 13%
Fixed Wireless
$5999+ 100%
Satellite
(888) 387-7910
$5000+ 100%
Satellite
(877) 255-5702
$4998+ 1%
Copper
(858) 947-7677

Best Business Internet Providers

Business broadband can be a challenging market since every business is different, and many require highly specialized digital services. This provider is our top choice for business broadband service in El Paso.

Business Internet Providers Available in El Paso

El Paso has a varied business environment including everything from tech to agriculture. Here’s a full listing of providers that serve zip codes in the area with business-oriented service, according to the latest filings from the FCC.

ProvidersPricingAvailabilityPhone
$5000+ 89%
DSL
(855) 435-4578
$7999+ 98%
Cable
(855) 436-3535
$5000+ 9%
DSL
(855) 837-8791
$6999+ 100%
Satellite
(888) 387-7910
$4998+ 4%
Copper
(858) 947-7677

Map of Broadband Internet Competition in El Paso

El Paso offers decent speeds and pricing, but it doesn’t always offer decent choice. As you can see in the map below, many residents are stuck with very few choices. If they don’t like their service, many are forced to “pay up or get shut off,” since broadband has gone from an entertainment source to a vital employment and educational necessity.

Provider Competition Map

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El Paso Internet Speed Overview

The 90th percentile average speed in El Paso is 57.87 Mbps.

The average speed, according to speed test info and accounting for all results, is 22.91 Mbps.

Average Speed90th Percentile Speed
22.91 Mbps57.87 Mbps

Average Residential download speeds within El Paso

Top Factors to Consider When Shopping for Internet Service in El Paso

Bundle Deals

Cable providers in particular are eager to keep customers hooked to traditional cable TV channel plans rather than “cord-cutter” options like Netflix or Sling. Spectrum does this in El Paso by offering hard-to-beat sports options and some incredible pricing on bundled Internet/TV “double play” deals. Definitely check these deals out if you’re a TV fan, but don’t discount Sling and similar services. Since Spectrum doesn’t have data caps, you won’t face penalties for streaming as you might with other cable providers.

Equipment Rentals

The modem and router you need to hook up internet service will likely come as a default in your plan… But that doesn’t mean it’s included in the cost, as confirmed by the $5–10 line item on your monthly bill.

If you want to save the money in the long run, it’s straightforward to purchase your own router or modem from Amazon, Best Buy, or your local tech supplier. Just be sure to check the models compatible with the Internet Service Provider you opt for, and double check that they remember to remove the monthly leasing fee from your bill.

Local Information

Digital El Paso

Free Wi-Fi and other digital services are available in some areas thanks to the tireless advocacy of public-good organization Digital El Paso.

Broadband Roadblocks in El Paso

Municipal broadband is illegal in Texas, so public/private partnerships or municipal broadband networks are not an option for El Paso.[1]

Reduced-Cost Internet

While public networks aren’t an option, providers have made low-cost plans a reality for underserved areas in El Paso. Residents can check their eligibility, which is based on income level and housing status, at EveryoneOn.


Experts

Ana De Castro

Ana De Castro

Ana De Castro cut her teeth as a SAP consultant for Deloitte during the original tech boom, and now works in a communications role in the telecom industry. When she isn’t explaining technical concepts to confused consumers, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two rambunctious kids.

James Webb

James Webb

James Webb is a tech and gadgets expert with a focus on educational content development. He draws on his background in the startup world to make complicated technologies and topics easy to understand for normal folks.

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