• Spectrum, AT&T, and Grande Communications are the most common Internet choices for San Antonio residents.
  • The average broadband speed in San Antonio is 47.17 Mbps.
  • The business broadband market in San Antonio is competitive, featuring a variety of smaller business specialist companies.
  • Most San Antonio residents will find themselves picking cable from either Spectrum or Grande due to the low pricing per Gigabit and faster overall speeds than DSL.

Best Residential Internet Providers

We made our top pick based on average data and speed needs of the average Internet user. These providers have the most flexible plans that provide good price value for casual use.

Residential Internet Providers Available in San Antonio

San Antonio has a handful of alternative providers. See the listing below to understand exactly which providers offer service in San Antonio. Bear in mind that some of these providers are only an option in small coverage areas.

ProvidersPricingAvailabilityPhone
$4999+ 100%
Satellite
(888) 387-7910
$3000+ 100%
Satellite
(877) 255-5702
$4499+ 98%
Cable
(855) 436-5105
$4995+ 94%
Fixed Wireless
(512) 846-8494
$3000+ 92%
DSL
(855) 435-4578
$13995+ 89%
Fixed Wireless
(830) 224-0000
$6199+ 78%
Fixed Wireless
(800) 281-4947
$5999+ 68%
Fixed Wireless
(888) 651-6080
$6995+ 63%
Fixed Wireless
(830) 379-0660
$9995+ 43%
Fixed Wireless
(877) 222-2005
$2999+ 12%
Cable
(844) 357-0942
$5995+ 11%
Fixed Wireless
(800) 699-4832
$4499+ 7%
DSL
(855) 837-8791
$5999+ 6%
Fixed Wireless
(855) 881-3385
$4995+ 2%
Fiber
(800) 367-4882
N/A 2%
Copper
(844) 275-7738

Best Business Internet Providers

We crunched the feature sets and performance numbers to conclude that this provider has the best across-the-board service for San Antonio small-to-enterprise sized businesses.

Business Internet Providers Available in San Antonio

The table below demonstrates that business broadband isn’t a “one size fits all” affair. Point-to-point, backhaul, dedicated IP, and every other special feature businesses need to thrive is available at decent prices throughout much of the city.

ProvidersPricingAvailabilityPhone
$6999+ 100%
Satellite
(888) 387-7910
$9999+ 100%
Satellite
(877) 255-5702
$5999+ 98%
Cable
(855) 436-5105
$8995+ 96%
Fixed Wireless
(512) 846-8494
$5000+ 91%
DSL
(855) 435-4578
N/A 94%
Fixed Wireless
(830) 224-0000
N/A 89%
Fixed Wireless
(800) 281-4947
N/A 70%
Fixed Wireless
(888) 651-6080
$6995+ 61%
Fixed Wireless
(830) 379-0660
$11995+ 42%
Fixed Wireless
(877) 222-2005
N/A 14%
Cable
(844) 357-0942
$29995+ 13%
Fixed Wireless
(800) 699-4832
$7000+ 15%
DSL
(855) 837-8791
N/A 9%
Copper
(800) 444-0258
N/A 8%
Copper
(877) 757-5799
N/A 8%
Copper
(866) 226-4244
$5495+ 1%
Fiber
(800) 367-4882
N/A 7%
Copper
(844) 275-7738
N/A 4%
Copper
(888) 407-9594
N/A 6%
Copper
(800) 421-3887

Map of Broadband Internet Competition in San Antonio

Where should you go in San Antonio if you want to have more than one or two Internet options? Don’t guess — use our interactive map below to view detailed data on which blocks get access to the best providers, and which are left in the dark when it comes to broadband access.

Provider Competition Map

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San Antonio Internet Speed Overview

Internet speeds in San Antonio clock in with an average of 47.17 Mbps.

Average Speed90th Percentile Speed
47.17 Mbps118.25 Mbps

Average Residential download speeds within San Antonio

Top Factors to Consider When Shopping for Internet Service in San Antonio

Modem Rental Fees

Regardless of whether you opt for fiber, cable, or DSL, you’ll need some form of “gateway device” to pipe data into your home. With a cable or DSL setup, that usually involves a modem connected to your phone jack or cable outlet, which is linked via Ethernet to a router, which transmits data to your various devices via Wi-Fi or more Ethernet. With fiber, you’ll simply connect the provided router directly to a coaxial outlet.

The standard option with residential Internet is to simply lease this hardware from the provider. It only costs $5–10 per month, making it a good investment for short-term residents or people who prefer not to set up their own network. However, customers who intend to use a single provider for multiple years will save money in the long term by purchasing and installing their own modem, router, or combo device.

Local Information

Low-Income Internet Plans

Low-income San Antonio residents may feel locked out of the broadband market, but it’s actually possible to get extremely cheap service in some circumstances. The programs aren’t well-known, but it’s easy to find out if you qualify. Enter your income, housing, and other info at EveryoneOn to see if you can access subsidized programs for home Internet, discount devices, and even digital skills classes.

Broadband Roadblocks in San Antonio

Municipal broadband isn’t currently available for San Antonio residents. Texas state laws prohibit such networks from operating, as well as prohibiting more politically neutral public/private network arrangements.[1]

Local Perspective

We’ve reached out to San Antonio public officials to request commentary on what the future holds for broadband access in san Antonio. If you’re involved with a group promoting broadband and tech in general in San Antonio, please reach out so we can include your insights on this page.


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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