• Fort Worth’s main Internet options are Charter Spectrum cable and AT&T Internet DSL.
  • Business Internet in Fort Worth offers a bit more variety, including specialty fiber and fixed wireless options.
  • The average broadband speed in Fort Worth is 35.24 Mbps.

Best Residential Internet Providers

Having compared every company offering service in Fort Worth, we concluded that these providers offered the best service in terms of speed, pricing, and reliability.

Residential Internet Providers Available in Fort Worth

See below for a complete picture of home and apartment Internet options within Fort Worth. This listing includes “WISP” wireless options. It’s worth noting that some of these providers have limited coverage areas, so be sure to verify availability with our Internet provider search tool before bothering to research their plans and reputations.

ProvidersPricingAvailabilityPhone
$3000+ 95%
DSL
(855) 435-4578
$3999+ 94%
Cable
(855) 436-5105
$4995+ 97%
Fixed Wireless
(512) 846-8494
$4995+ 2%
DSL
(817) 745-3000
$2995+ 68%
Fixed Wireless
(877) 910-6204
$4499+ 3%
DSL
(855) 837-8791
$5995+ 98%
Fixed Wireless
(682) 333-0747
$5999+ 100%
Satellite
(888) 387-7910
$5000+ 100%
Satellite
(877) 255-5702
$25999+ 100%
Fixed Wireless
(817) 259-1100
$5495+ 10%
Fixed Wireless
(817) 484-2222

Best Business Internet Providers

Fort Worth has a decent business broadband market considering its size. We compared the feature sets and support options on all local providers with business service, finally concluding that this company has the best “one size fits all” business broadband service.

Business Internet Providers Available in Fort Worth

…That said, every business is different and there’s no real “one size fits all” plan that can work for every business. Depending on your feature needs (VoIP, point-to-point, backhaul, etc) and price point, one of these might be a better pick. This listing includes every single provider currently advertising business plan availability in any part of Fort Worth and surrounding areas.

ProvidersPricingAvailabilityPhone
$5000+ 88%
DSL
(855) 435-4578
$5999+ 90%
Cable
(855) 436-5105
$8995+ 92%
Fixed Wireless
(512) 846-8494
N/A 1%
DSL
(817) 745-3000
$6995+ 63%
Fixed Wireless
(877) 910-6204
N/A 6%
Fiber
(866) 963-4237
$5000+ 11%
DSL
(855) 837-8791
$7900+ 95%
Fixed Wireless
(682) 333-0747
$6999+ 99%
Satellite
(888) 387-7910
$9999+ 100%
Satellite
(877) 255-5702
N/A 100%
Fixed Wireless
(817) 737-3124
$25999+ 97%
Fixed Wireless
(817) 259-1100
$6995+ 5%
Fixed Wireless
(817) 484-2222
N/A 3%
DSL
(866) 226-4244
N/A 15%
Copper
(866) 424-5544
N/A 6%
Copper
(888) 407-9594
N/A 5%
Copper
(800) 444-0258

Map of Broadband Internet Competition in Fort Worth

Cable and DSL are the primary options, and outside limited wireless options most residents are stuck choosing one or the other. For the time being, there’s very little tech competition in Fort Worth from fiber companies or upstart ISPs like Ting or Google Fiber.

Provider Competition Map

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Fort Worth Internet Speed Overview

The average speed in Fort Worth is 35.24 Mbps, and the 90th percentile average speed is 63.78 Mbps. These speeds are recorded and verified from speed test datasets gathered across all neighborhoods and districts in Fort Worth.

Average Speed90th Percentile Speed
35.24 Mbps63.78 Mbps

Average Residential download speeds within Fort Worth

Top Factors to Consider When Shopping for Internet Service in Fort Worth

Modem Rental Fees

One of the easiest ways to save on your Internet plan is to buy your own modem and router. These devices (or a combo “gateway” device) are generally included with plans for an additional leasing fee.

The providers don’t make it obvious, but it’s perfectly fine to just buy your own devices and pocket the monthly fee (which can be as high as $10). Using your own modem and router will also make it possible to improve the performance of your network and access advanced security features.

Early Termination Fees

Something worth keeping an eye out for if you’re signing an Internet contract is the “early termination fee,” sometimes abbreviated as ETF. These can wind up costing you hundreds of dollars if you decide to cut off service before your agreed-upon end date, even if you’re leaving to switch to another provider with better, cheaper service.

As a rule of thumb, never sign an Internet or TV contract that’s longer than the lease where you’re renting.

Luckily, the biggest cable provider in Fort Worth (Spectrum) offers flexible and affordable month-to-month plans.

Local Information

Low-Income Internet Plans

EveryoneOn makes is easy to check if your income level or housing situation qualifies you for government-subsidized Internet access through Fort Worth-area providers. As of this writing, plans could be had for as low as $10/month under certain circumstances.

Will Google Fiber Come to Fort Worth?

Google Fiber is not currently being considered for Fort Worth. In fact, Google Fiber seems to be slowing their nationwide expansion, focussing instead on advanced millimeter-wave wireless technologies they acquired from Webpass. Since these technologies can service an entire building with gigabit service for a relatively low upfront cost, it’s expected that the company will likely continue pursuing this service before spending more money on the high cost of fiber installation.

Local Broadband Issues in Fort Worth

Municipal broadband? Public/private network partnerships? Both are illegal under Texas state law thanks to a small army of lobbyists, so Fort Worth communities without options from private providers will have to wait for wireless services to improve, or create incentives for private companies to serve specific neighborhoods.[1]


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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