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Best internet providers in Leander, Texas

Leander has access to more cable internet providers than a lot of other nearby cities. Depending on where you live, you can choose from Optimum or Spectrum internet service. Leander also has AT&T fiber and a few fixed wireless internet options, although fiber internet in Leander has limited availability.

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  • Plans starting at $55.00 - $180.00
  • Download speeds up to 5000Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 5000Mbps

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  • Plans starting at $15.00 - $195.00
  • Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to n/a

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  • Plans starting at $29.99 - $169.97
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Upload speeds up to 35 Mbps

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How we rank internet providers
We have a robust rating system to score internet service providers overall, but the quality of service could vary city to city. When narrowing down the best providers specific to Leander, we considered factors like availability, value, performance, and customer experience. We source information directly from the ISP's themselves, the FCC, and first-hand insights from residents of Leander.
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Updated 5/8/23

Our top 3 ISP choices in Leander, TX

Our top pick for internet in Leander is AT&T fiber. Fiber internet has low latency and reliable connections. But AT&T has limited fiber availability here, so if you can’t get it, cable internet from either Optimum or Spectrum is a good back-up option.

#1: AT&T fiber internet

AT&T fiber can be hard to get in Leander, but if you have access, it’s an excellent choice. Some neighborhoods in Leander have broad AT&T fiber coverage, but others have minimal access or no coverage at all. AT&T fiber’s speeds and reliability are all great if you’re in a place with access, but otherwise you’ll likely need to go with cable internet.

Read our full AT&T internet review.

#2: Optimum internet

Optimum is a cable internet provider in Leander. It has somewhat unpredictable coverage here, so you’ll want to double check your address for eligibility. If you can get it, then Optimum has speeds up to 1 gig. The main drawback with Optimum is that its prices tend to go up after the first two years.

Read our full Optimum internet review.

#3: Spectrum internet

Spectrum has similar internet service and speeds to Optimum, but it’s less available than Optimum is in Leander. Also similar to Optimum, Spectrum tends to raise your price after two years. But during the intro pricing period, Spectrum has reasonable costs for high-speed internet plans.

Read our full Spectrum internet review.

All internet providers in Leander

Leander has limited options for internet service providers since few of these providers cover 100% of the city. You may not have many options at your specific address. But most of the city has access to either fiber, cable, or fixed wireless internet (if not all three at once).

We recommend fiber or cable internet for most people, but fixed wireless internet from T-Mobile 5G Home Internet would also be a good choice. Plus, T-Mobile has widespread coverage throughout the city.

Some smaller internet providers in Leander include SOS Communications and Verizon Home Internet, but their availability is so limited that most people won’t have access. And while most people do have access to satellite internet providers, we don’t generally recommend them over other types of internet connections.

Fastest internet providers in Leander

The fastest internet options in Leander are AT&T fiber, Spectrum, Optimum, and Astound Broadband. AT&T fiber has speeds up to 5,000 Mbps in Leander, although that’s more than most people should pay for considering no average household could possibly need that much bandwidth.

How much speed do you need?

When choosing an internet plan, you want to keep all of your activities running smoothly without paying extra for speeds you don't need. At the bare minimum, you need 25 Mbps to do light browsing on one or two devices. Most households with multiple people and multiple devices will want to look for speeds in the 100–500 Mbps range. Learn how much speed your household needs in our guide to internet speed.
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Cheapest internet providers in Leander

Astound Broadband generally has the cheapest base pricing in Leander, although that price doesn’t always account for things like taxes, fees, and installation charges. T-Mobile Home Internet may not have the same speed options you’d get with Astound, but its pricing is more predictable when you bundle with cell service, and it often offers the best value for the cost.

Internet options in nearby cities

Internet options in nearby cities are variations on the same companies Leander has to offer. Some nearby cities have access to Optimum but not Spectrum, and vice versa. AT&T fiber is generally the most prominent fiber internet provider, but some places, such as Kyle, have Frontier fiber internet access instead.

For details on which providers are available near you, check out these cities:

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What Leander residents are saying on Reddit

Leander residents have been chatting on social media about potential Optimum fiber internet expansion in the city. Optimum currently offers cable internet in Leander, but it doesn’t have any fiber internet service in Texas (or anywhere else in the country for that matter, outside of some small markets in New England).

Optimum fiber internet in Leander would increase options for residents and possibly cover people who can’t get AT&T fiber internet.

Check out these Reddit threads to see what people are saying:

Post by u/DahanC
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I saw some billboards saying that Optimum is going to be offering fiber service here (there's one near the HEB Plus at 183 and Hero Way West). Anyone know anything more about this? The billboards just give Optimum's main web page, which doesn't mention anything about Leander. And neither does Optimum's page about their fiber plans in Texas.

Also, I've seen posts in r/Austin about searching for permits that show where utilities are digging up the roads, etc. Does Leander have anything like that? My friend who lives in Benbrook Ranch mentioned that AT&T's running fiber there, and I've seen the construction equipment, so I tried searching the Development Hub for his street, and the only recent permit I see is someone installing rooftop solar—nothing utility-related. I dunno if I'm not searching correctly, or if that info isn't there.

Most helpful response

I've heard this from their representatives after having had some hardware replaced about a month ago. They mentioned that it would likely be here to most by the end of this year. We'll see if they manage with that. It'd be nice to get actual fiber with proper gigabit.

Post by u/jmertig
Anyone have any experience with AT&T or Astound?

I’m moving near the Lakeline Mall area and those are my only two options.

AT&T seems to be mostly reliable, from what I’ve read on here and from friends, but I’ve never heard anything from Astound

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Avoid AT&T as if your life depends on it.

Post by u/AundaRag
What Internet Service Providers do you Love/Hate?

(I’m sorry in advance if this isn’t allowed)

Austinites - who do you get the internet from? After 48 hours without internet from AT&T (this is the Gilligan’s Island of outages, customer service promised it was a 2 hour outage, then it would be better by midnight, then by morning, and now they’ve been saying “24 hours” for the last 24 hours - not to mention prior shenanigans with coverage in previous years) I am ready to run into the arms of another provider.

I live in that pocket of North Austin that cannot get Google Fiber. Is Spectrum or Xfinity etc all about the same?

Anyone have polarizing feeling about any other companies?

Thanks in advance!

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I have Astound which was formerly branded as Grande. My roommate and I are terminally online and for the year and a half we've had it we have only noticed about 2 minutes of downtime.

Post by u/TxDude2013
Internet providers with respectable support in ATX (not Spectrum)?

The last post I saw on this topic was 3 yrs ago so wanted to see if anything changed.
I'm getting jerked around by Spectrum support, want to see if there are any recommended alternatives. I'm willing to pay a little more for better service.

Most helpful response

Google fiber... I don't regret it

Internet news and infrastructure in Leander, TX

Internet infrastructure in Leander seems to be improving with Optimum’s efforts to expand fiber optic internet access in the city. But the entire Austin metro area needs to increase access to fast and affordable internet speeds.

Government programs like the Affordable Connectivity Program can help, including if you’re a Texas resident who needs assistance paying for adequate internet service. You could between $30 and $75 in assistance per month for internet service, depending on household eligibility and whether or not you live on Tribal lands. (1)

In Leander, TX, 96% of residents have access to speeds of 100 Mbp and 250 Mbps; 51% can get gig speeds.

Frequently asked internet questions in Leander

Yes, Spectrum internet is available in some parts of Leander. Optimum internet is more widely available in Leander than Spectrum and offers similar service.

We recommend AT&T fiber as the best internet option in Leander if you have access to it. AT&T doesn’t have fiber service in 100% of the city yet, but fiber internet is an excellent value.

Spectrum and Xfinity both offer cable internet service and are widely available in different parts of the United States. Areas that have widespread access to Xfinity internet might not have Spectrum as an option and vice versa, but the two providers do have a lot in common.

(1) “Affordable Connectivity Program,” Official Website of the City of Austin. Accessed 28 March, 2023.
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