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Best internet providers in Pflugerville, Texas

Pflugerville has some access to fiber internet and more widespread access to traditional cable internet plans. While fiber internet is not widely available in Pflugerville yet, it’s roughly on par with fiber access in the rest of Travis County and the general Austin metro.

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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 $50.00
  • Download speeds up to 182 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 23 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 Pflugerville, 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 Pflugerville.
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Updated 5/8/23

Our top 3 ISP choices in Pflugerville, TX

AT&T fiber, Optimum internet, and T-Mobile 5G Home Internet are our favorite internet providers in Pflugerville.

#1: AT&T fiber internet

AT&T has inconsistent fiber coverage across Pflugerville. Some neighborhoods have really good coverage, and others are spotty at best. But if your address is eligible, then AT&T fiber is an easy “yes.” It has speeds higher than anyone really needs (up to 5 gigs), but fiber internet is faster and more reliable than other types regardless of what speeds you sign up for.

Read our full AT&T internet review.

#2: Optimum internet

If your neighborhood doesn’t have fiber access yet, Optimum’s cable internet service is a good back-up. Optimum doesn’t cover 100% of Pflugerville, but most addresses should be eligible. And you can get speeds that are essentially on par with AT&T fiber even though the connection type is different.

Read our full Optimum internet review.

#3: T-Mobile 5G Home Internet

Fixed wireless internet still feels like a relatively new concept, but providers like T-Mobile Home Internet are an easy alternative to complicated traditional internet setups. You can install T-Mobile’s 5G gateway yourself and T-Mobile lets you skip a lot of the fees and extra charges that usually come with an internet plan.

Read our full T-Mobile 5G Home Internet review.

All internet providers in Pflugerville

The internet options in Pflugerville include fixed wireless, fiber, satellite, and cable internet. Satellite internet often looks good on paper because providers like Viasat and Starlink advertise high speeds, but satellite internet suffers from latency issues. Even those high speeds can feel pretty slow when you have high latency.

Alternatively, fiber internet providers like AT&T fiber have low latency, which is why it’s faster than other connection types even if the listed speeds are the same.

If you can’t access fiber internet in your area, cable internet plans from Optimum and Spectrum or fixed wireless plans from T-Mobile Home Internet will be the best options.

Fastest internet providers in Pflugerville

AT&T fiber has the fastest advertised speeds in Pflugerville. You can allegedly get up to 5 gigs, which is an unbelievable speed that most people don’t need. Plans like that also tend to be quite expensive.

Spectrum and Optimum also offer gig-level speeds in Pflugerville. So does Astound Broadband, but with much more limited availability.

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 Pflugerville

Optimum has some of the cheapest plans for high speeds and reliable internet. You can pay around $35 per month for 100 Mbps, or double your speeds for $5 more per month, which is excellent value.

T-Mobile has lower advertised speeds than some Optimum and AT&T fiber plans, but its pricing is quite affordable. You'll get the best rates when you bundle your home internet with certain mobile phone plans.

Internet options in nearby cities

Pflugerville’s internet options are similar to other Austin metro area cities. Some other places have wider fiber coverage or more cable internet options, but Pflugerville is average on the whole. Travis County (and all of Texas for that matter) could use better access to high-speed broadband plans.

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What Pflugerville residents are saying on Reddit

Pflugerville residents commonly talk about fiber internet availability on social media and debate which internet service provider is best. There are several complaints about Suddenlink among these Reddit threads, but the Suddenlink service was taken over by Optimum in late 2022. (1)

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!

Most helpful response

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/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

Most helpful response

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

Post by u/anthonyux
Fastest internet in the area?

I called ATT and they do not provide Fiber in my neighborhood. Anyone know of the fastest internet in the area if you can't get Fiber? Heard bad things about Suddenlink so im reluctant to sign with them.

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Zero issues with suddenlink. I have had them for many years with my own modem. Buy yourself a model that has the speed you want and sign up.

I may $70 a month for 400mbps and almost always get that download speed.

Post by u/Comfortable-Wait-484
What wifi/internet provider is best in this area?

We are using AT&T and it goes down daily, multiple times per day. I work remotely so it's starting to look unprofessional with the amount of times that I cut out during meetings. What do you use and how much does it cost? I'm even considering buying some sort of hot spot to use as my main wifi.

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Same here, I hate ATT BUT... their fiber has been the fastest and most reliable. Had suddenlink before and it was mostly OK but outages happened a handful of times over the 2 years or so we used them.

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

Post by u/ConsiderationAlone68
Anybody here have Starlink in the West Tx region of USA?

Hey y’all. I live in a rural part of West Texas (near the midland Odessa area) and where I’m at I don’t have access to the numerous cable/fiber companies. Nobody wants to service my part of town for some reason even though there are tens of thousands of us. Anyway, I was wondering if anybody in here has Starlink in this part of the US and can provide input on gaming experiences with it. It’s extremely flat here with very little to obstruct signal, but it does get very windy pretty often. I currently use T-Mobile home internet or my phones hotspot with Verizon, and my phones hotspot works better than the T-Mobile. Any input is appreciated.

Most helpful response

Greetings, I am in a rural area in South Texas. I am a frequent gamer, mainly FPS shooter games. My ping is on average in the 60-80s, there are days it exceeds that and others were I have 40-50 ping. Starlink is the only option I had other then my 8MPbs DSL. I do not qualify for T mobile Home internet and nor did my hotspot offer much help. All in all Starlink has been reliable for me as far as gaming, but it still has room for improvement.

Internet news and infrastructure in Pflugerville, TX

Pflugerville internet infrastructure still has plenty of room for growth. Overturning existing internet provider monopolies and expanding access to fiber optic internet are two important topics for the city. Texas as a whole has committed to expanding broadband access, although Travis County doesn’t seem to be high on the Comptroller’s priority list for the newly dedicated funds. (2)

In Pfulgerville, 96% of households can get 100 Mbps, 93% can get 250 Mbps, and 47% can get 1 Gbps.

Frequently asked internet questions in Pflugerville

Aside from satellite internet providers, T-Mobile Home Internet has the widest internet coverage in Pflugerville. Most addresses in the city will have access to fixed wireless T-Mobile plans.

Starlink can cost up to $500 per month, which is intimidating. However, normal residential plans sit around $110 per month. It also has painfully high equipment costs, although those are a one-time expense.

No, Starlink is generally not faster than fiber internet. As a satellite internet provider, Starlink still has higher latency than some other internet types, including fiber.

1. “Suddenlink is Now Optimum,” Altice. Accessed 31 March, 2023.2. “Comptroller’s office offers $120M to expand broadband access in Texas,” Community Impact. Accessed 28 March, 2023.
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