Statewide Broadband Statistics
More than 12% of Texans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that provides minimally acceptable speeds. And 43.3% of Texans live in areas where there is only one such internet provider. Even where infrastructure is available, broadband may be too expensive to be within reach. 13.7% of Texas household do not have an internet subscription.
Digital gaps across the State of Texas as of 2020 still exist:
22% of all households do not have high-speed internet access at home (some 1,736,000 households).
25% of Texas homes, or 2,406,000 households, do not have a desktop or laptop computer.
19% households (1,827,000 households) neither have a desktop, laptop, or tablet computing device
17% of households (1,594,000 households) do not own a smartphone.
Digital gaps exist in both rural and urban households across Texas:
37.7% of rural households do not have a broadband connection.
41.2% of low-income, rural Texans do not subscribe to broadband, which is lower than 33.9% of upper-income rural households and 27.6 of lower income metropolitan households.
Urban Texans with low incomes also face digital challenges; 28% do not have broadband access and 36% do not have a desktop or laptop computer.