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DISH TV

Customer Rating
290+ Channels
  • Enjoy a 2-year price guarantee.
  • Watch hundreds of HD channels.
  • Access the most powerful Home DVR, the Hopper 3.

Customer Rating for DISH

Installation - 4.19/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.07/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.11/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.69/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.91/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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Frontier

Customer Rating
400+ Channels
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • See top picture quality with fiber-optic technology.
  • Record up to 16 shows at once.†
  • Get a FREE Wi-Fi router with select bundles.

Customer Rating for Frontier

Installation - 4.14/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.05/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 3.99/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.63/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.9/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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Frontier

50% available in 73301
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Enjoy high-speed, fiber-optic technology.
  • Get a FREE Wi-Fi router with select bundles.
  • Keep your costs low with a 1-year price guarantee.

Customer Rating for Frontier

Installation - 4.14/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.05/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 3.99/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.63/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.9/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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DIRECTV

Customer Rating
330+ Channels
  • See out-of-market games on NFL SUNDAY TICKET.
  • Watch 1,000s of titles On Demand.
  • Save money by bundling with select AT&T wireless plans.

Customer Rating for DIRECTV

Installation - 4.21/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.25/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 3.92/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.41/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.8/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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DIRECTV + AT&T Internet

Customer Rating
330+ Channels
Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • See out-of-market games on NFL SUNDAY TICKET.
  • Access AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots across the US.
  • Watch 1,000s of titles On Demand.

Customer Rating for DIRECTV + AT&T Internet

Installation - 4.21/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.25/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 3.92/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.41/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.8/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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AT&T Internet + TV

Customer Rating
550+ Channels
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Get dependable, 100% digital TV.
  • Record 4 shows at once on one Total Home DVR®.
  • Access AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots across the US.

Customer Rating for AT&T

Installation - 4.26/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.25/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.03/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.67/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.84/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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AT&T TV

Customer Rating
550+ Channels
  • Get dependable, 100% digital TV.
  • Record 4 shows at once on one Total Home DVR.
  • Manage your DVR from any room in the house.

Customer Rating for AT&T

Installation - 4.26/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.25/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.03/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.67/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.84/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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AT&T Internet

99% available in 73301
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Get help anytime with 24/7 customer service.
  • Access AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots across the US.
  • Enjoy reliable wireless home networking.

Customer Rating for AT&T

Installation - 4.26/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.25/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.03/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.67/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.84/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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CenturyLink High-Speed Internet

58% available in 73301
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Keep your rate as long as you keep your plan.
  • Get the help you need with 24/7 technical support.
  • Self-install in 30 minutes.
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Spectrum Cable

Customer Rating
200+ Channels
  • Enjoy FREE HD.
  • Watch 10,000+ On Demand Choices.
  • Get FREE Primetime On Demand.

Customer Rating for Spectrum

Installation - 4.15/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.07/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.01/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.28/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.8/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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Spectrum Cable TV & Internet

Customer Rating
200+ Channels
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Enjoy FREE HD.
  • Get FREE Primetime On Demand.
  • Enjoy the freedom of no data cap.

Customer Rating for Spectrum

Installation - 4.15/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.07/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.01/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.28/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.8/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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Spectrum Cable Internet

100% available in 73301
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Get a high-performance modem included.
  • Enjoy the freedom of no data cap.
  • Protect your network with Spectrum Security Suite.

Customer Rating for Spectrum

Installation - 4.15/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.07/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.01/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.28/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.8/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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Viasat Satellite Internet

99% available in 73301
Customer Rating*
Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Fastest residential satellite internet in the U.S.
  • Quick, simple installation.
  • 3-year Price Lock Guarantee.
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Grande TV

Customer Rating
220+ Channels
  • Thousands of TV shows, movies, and programs available 24/7.
  • Entertainment available on all your devices.
  • The best sports channels like NFL Network, ESPNU, NBC Sports Network, and more.
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Suddenlink TV

Customer Rating
340+ Channels
  • Over 10,000 TV shows, movies, and events including titles in 3D.
  • Mobile access to your favorite shows with the Altice One App.
  • Apps you love like Netflix, YouTube, and Pandora right on your TV screen.
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Google Fiber TV

Customer Rating
150+ Channels
  • Crystal-clear HD.
  • Hundreds of channels and thousands of shows.
  • HD DVR that can record 8 shows at once.
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Grande TV + Internet

Customer Rating
220+ Channels
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Thousands of TV shows, movies, and programs available 24/7.
  • Entertainment available on all your devices.
  • The best sports channels like NFL Network, ESPNU, NBC Sports Network, and more.
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Grande Internet

100% available in 73301
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • No contracts.
  • 24/7 Texas-based customer service.
  • Whole Home WiFi technology powered by eero.
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Suddenlink TV + Internet

Customer Rating
340+ Channels
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Over 10,000 TV shows, movies, and events including titles in 3D.
  • Mobile access to your favorite shows with the Altice One App.
  • Apps you love like Netflix, YouTube, and Pandora right on your TV screen.
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Suddenlink Internet

100% available in 73301
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • 24/7 customer support.
  • Up to $500 buy-out to help customers out of existing TV contracts.
  • Next-day installation.
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Google Fiber TV + Internet

Customer Rating
150+ Channels
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Crystal-clear HD.
  • Hundreds of channels and thousands of shows.
  • HD DVR that can record 8 shows at once.
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Google Fiber Internet

58% available in 73301
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • No data caps.
  • Award-winning customer service.

Cable TV and internet in Austin, TX

Live music, microbreweries, food trucks—Austin is blessed with more cultural comforts than most major American cities, if not some entire states. The capital of Texas is also a long-established tech hub, nicknamed “Silicon Hills” in the ‘90s, though that doesn’t quite have the same ring as “Keep Austin Weird,” a catchphrase coined by locals.

The city has several TV and internet providers to choose from, ranging from fiber-optic big guns like Google Fiber to homegrown cable companies like Grande Communications. Getting connected in Austin is as easy as finding a killer taco on Sixth Street.

What are the best TV and cable companies in Austin?

  • AT&T TV—Large channel counts
  • DIRECTV—NFL SUNDAY TICKET
  • DISH—Powerful Hopper 3 DVR
  • Grande Communications—TiVo DVR
  • Spectrum—Included premium channels
  • Suddenlink—Channel-loaded plans

What are the best internet providers in Austin?

  • AT&T Internet—Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink—Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Google Fiber—Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Grande Communications—Speeds up to 600 Mbps
  • Spectrum—Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Suddenlink—Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat—Speeds up to 100 Mbps

Austin’s TV services come in cable, satellite, and fiber internet flavors, served up by AT&T, DIRECTV, DISH, EarthLink, Google Fiber, Grande Communications, Spectrum, Suddenlink, and Viasat. With the exceptions of DIRECTV and DISH, those same companies also offer internet service.

AT&T’s fiber (and, to a smaller extent, DSL) internet service covers the majority of Austin, followed by the cable reach of Grande Communications, Spectrum, and Suddenlink. There are also a handful of DSL-only and fixed-wireless internet providers in the area, but we recommend the faster options of fiber and cable that are available most everywhere within Austin city limits.

TV and internet deals in Austin

AT&T: Get a $50 AT&T Visa Reward Card when you order online.

DISH: Get a $100 prepaid MasterCard gift card when you order online.

DIRECTV: Get a $100 AT&T Visa Reward Card when you bundle TV and AT&T internet, or get a $50 AT&T Visa Reward Card when you order online.

Grande Communications: Get free installation with the online coupon code FREEINSTALL.

Promotions as of 5/15/2020. Promotional rates are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Cable TV and internet bundles in Austin

Bundling TV and internet service can cut down paperwork—digital or physical—and costs. Fortunately, AT&T, Google Fiber, Grande Communications, Spectrum, and Suddenlink offer TV and internet bundles.

If you opt for DIRECTV’s TV service (to get its exclusive NFL SUNDAY TICKET) or DISH (for its excellent Hopper DVR), you’ll have to get internet service from elsewhere.

Likewise, EarthLink and Viasat don’t do TV, just internet.

Top TV and internet bundles in Austin

  • AT&T TV + Internet—Large channel counts + speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Suddenlink—Pristine HD picture + speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum—Channel-loaded plans + speeds up to 940 Mbps

Summary of TV and internet providers in Austin

Summary of Cable TV Providers in Austin, TX

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Provider Service Type Channel Count Customer Rating
(out of 5)
Features Prices Starting At*
DISH Satellite 290+ 3.8 Enjoy a 2-year price guarantee. $59.99/mo.
DIRECTV Satellite 330+ 3.7 See out-of-market games on NFL SUNDAY TICKET. $39.99/mo.
AT&T DSL 550+ 4.1 Get dependable, 100% digital TV. $35.00/mo.
Spectrum Cable 200+ 3.4 Enjoy FREE HD. $44.99/mo.
Grande Communications Cable 220+ N/A Thousands of TV shows, movies, and programs available 24/7. $35.99/mo.
Suddenlink Cable 340+ 3.9 Over 10,000 TV shows, movies, and events including titles in 3D. $34.99/mo.
Google Fiber Fiber 150+ N/A Crystal-clear HD. $50.00/mo.

Summary of Internet Providers in Austin, TX

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Provider Service Type Max Download Speeds up to Customer Rating
(out of 5)
Features Prices Starting At* Area Availability*
Frontier Fiber 500 Mbps 3.9 Enjoy high-speed, fiber-optic technology. $20.00/mo. 50%
AT&T DSL 1,000 Mbps 4.1 Get help anytime with 24/7 customer service. $35.00/mo. 99%
CenturyLink DSL/Fiber 80 Mbps 3.9 Keep your rate as long as you keep your plan. $45.00/mo. 58%
Spectrum Cable 100 Mbps 3.4 Get a high-performance modem included. $44.99/mo. 100%
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 3.9 Fastest residential satellite internet in the U.S. $50.00/mo. 99%
Grande Communications Cable 1,000 Mbps N/A No contracts. $35.99/mo. 100%
Suddenlink Cable 1,000 Mbps 3.9 24/7 customer support. $34.99/mo. 100%
Google Fiber Fiber 1,000 Mbps N/A No data caps. $50.00/mo. 58%

Data effective as of 05/15/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Most popular TV channels in Austin

Like the rest of the country, Austin loves Below Deck, Southern Charm, and those shows about Housewives who are ostensibly Real—yes, we’re talking reality-TV monster Bravo. Austinites are also into Comedy Central and USA Network, balancing the laughs and the drama.

Though Austin doesn’t have a pro team of its own, residents still root for Texas teams through NBC Sports Network, ESPN2, and ESPN—the Lone Star State is home to a whopping 10 professional sports franchises, after all. And Austin isn’t completely jock-free: ever heard of a little University of Texas football team called the Longhorns?

Austin’s most popular TV channels

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Top 3SportsLocal
  • Bravo
  • Comedy Central
  • USA Network
  • NBC Sports Network
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN
  • ABC (KVUE 24)
  • FOX (FOX 7)
  • CBS (KEYE 42)
  • Based on research conducted by CableTV.com.

    TV packages featuring Austin’s most popular channels

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    PackagePriceChannel countContractBundles
    AT&T TV Entertainment$49.99/mo.*160+ 12 mos.TV, internet, digital phone
    DIRECTV Xtra$69.99/mo.†235+12 mos.TV only
    DISH America’s Top 200$84.99/mo.‡ 240+24 mos.TV only
    Grande Communications Preferred TV $54.99/mo.§220+12 mos.TV, internet, digital phone
    Spectrum Gold$89.99/mo.°200+12 mos.TV, internet, digital phone
    Suddenlink Value$57.99/mo.•255+12 mos.TV, internet, digital phone

    Data effective as of 05/15/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. *For 12 mos plus taxes. w/24-mo. agmt. Prices higher in 2nd year. Only available in select markets. †For 12 mos plus taxes. Autopay & Paperless bill req’d. Prices higher in 2nd year. Regional Sports Fee up to $9.99/mo. is extra & applies. ‡For 24. months. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers. §For the first 12 months. °For the first 12 months when bundled. •For the first year

    AT&T TV’s Entertainment plan, the cheapest listed above, offers plenty of channels and bundling options, but the downside is availability: AT&T TV covers only about half of Austin.

    Cable provider Spectrum, on the other hand, services the entirety of Austin. Same goes for DIRECTV and DISH, since both need only a clear view of the southern sky to receive a satellite signal. Satellite is a more expensive option but also more widely available in Austin.

    Austin sports coverage

    Texas boasts a total of 10 pro sports franchises from the NFL (Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans), NBA (Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs), MLB (Houston Astros, Texas Rangers), MLS (FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo), and NHL (Dallas Stars).

    Not to be left off the field, Austin’s University of Texas is home to the Texas Longhorns, one of college football’s top teams.

    How to watch Austin sports

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    Sports teamChannelsPackages
    Dallas Cowboys
  • Local stations
  • ESPN
  • NFL Network
  • NFL RedZone
  • NFL SUNDAY TICKET
  • AT&T TV Entertainment
  • DIRECTV Xtra
  • Spectrum Gold
  • Houston Texans
  • Local stations
  • ESPN
  • NFL Network
  • NFL RedZone
  • NFL SUNDAY TICKET
  • AT&T TV Entertainment
  • DIRECTV Xtra
  • Spectrum Gold
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • FOX Sports Southwest
  • AT&T TV Entertainment
  • DIRECTV Xtra
  • Spectrum Gold
  • Houston Rockets
  • AT&T SportsNet Southwest
  • AT&T TV Entertainment
  • DIRECTV Xtra
  • Spectrum Gold
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • FOX Sports Southwest
  • AT&T TV Entertainment
  • DIRECTV Xtra
  • Spectrum Gold
  • Houston Astros
  • AT&T SportsNet Southwest
  • AT&T TV Entertainment
  • DIRECTV Xtra
  • Spectrum Gold
  • Texas Rangers
  • FOX Sports Southwest
  • AT&T TV Entertainment
  • DIRECTV Xtra
  • Spectrum Gold
  • Houston Dynamo
  • Local stations
  • FS1
  • AT&T TV Entertainment
  • DIRECTV Xtra
  • Spectrum Gold
  • Dallas Stars
  • FOX Sports Southwest
  • AT&T TV Entertainment
  • DIRECTV Xtra
  • Spectrum Gold
  • Texas Longhorns
  • Local stations
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNU
  • FS1
  • Longhorn Network
  • AT&T TV Entertainment
  • DIRECTV Xtra
  • Spectrum Gold
  • Our preferred Austin TV packages from AT&T TV, DIRECTV, and Spectrum cover Texas sports well. Depending upon the channel and team, some games may be subject to Austin cable blackouts (to provide fair time for regional broadcasters), but these three providers carry the most sports channels overall.

    How to stream local games

    Livestreaming TV services like Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, and AT&T TV NOW feature most of the same channel lineups as cable and satellite providers. They also don’t require contracts or rental receiver boxes, just a streaming device or smart TV app.

    For livestreaming sports, we like Sling TV for its low cost and wide range of sports add-on packages.

    Since livestreaming TV is internet-based, you can also use a VPN (virtual private network) to mask your location and get around regional cable blackouts. It’s a little complicated for the less-than-tech-savvy, but it is legal.

    Local Austin channels

    Austin has local affiliate stations for ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, Univision, and MyTV. But its most famous broadcaster is PBS station KLRU 18, producer of long-running music showcase Austin City Limits. Most Austin stations are available on local cable and satellite TV packages.

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    If you’re looking for the least expensive packages to get local Austin channels (or just the least expensive packages, period), these will cover you:

    • AT&T TV—Entertainment: $49.99/mo.
    • DIRECTV—Select: $49.99/mo.
    • DISH—America’s Top 120: $59.99/mo.
    • Google Fiber—TV: $50.00/mo.
    • Grande Communications—Preferred: $54.99/mo.
    • Spectrum—Select: $44.99/mo.
    • Suddenlink—Value: $54.99/mo.

    How to watch local channels for free

    Remember antennas? Those spidery aluminum protrusions sitting atop your grandparent’s house? Well, fortunately, over-the-air broadcast TV has evolved, and so have the receivers.

    To get local channels, you can make a one-time purchase of a digital HD antenna (like the Mohu ReLeaf) and pick up more area stations than you probably realized existed—with no monthly bill.

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    Austin FAQs

    Where is Google Fiber available in Austin?

    Since rolling out in select southern Austin neighborhoods in 2015, Google Fiber has now expanded to 19 ZIP codes in the area. For exact availability, check out Google Fiber’s Austin site.

     

     

    What’s the cheapest internet provider in Austin?

    At $49.99 a month (for 12 months), AT&T offers the cheapest bundled TV and internet service in the Austin area. EarthLink’s internet-only plan also goes for $39.99 a month. Grande Communications offers a $35.99 a month internet plan, but its cable service reaches only limited areas.

    The rest of Austin’s internet providers—Google Fiber, Spectrum, Suddenlink, and Viasat—offer plans in the $45–$50 a month range.

    How can I find TV and internet providers in specific Austin areas?

    As much fun as clicking through every individual provider’s sign-up pages sounds (it doesn’t), there’s an easier way: enter your ZIP code into CableTV.com’s availability map to see all of the TV and internet services available in your area.

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