Dallas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US, and their local Internet and TV providers have been working hard to keep up with the growing pains. Residents will find plenty of options for connectivity and entertainment, whether you’re trying to find the cheapest Internet option in Uptown or trying to stream the latest Dallas Cowboys game.

  • Texas comes in 30th among US states when it comes to Internet connectivity [1]
  • Dallas has a more competitive broadband market than 98% of cities in Texas and 96% of cities nationally within the US [2]
  • The tech sector in Dallas employs more than 236,976 skilled workers [3]

Top 3 providers: Best Internet, Best Bundle, Best TV

Top Internet Provider

Charter Spectrum

Top TV Provider


Top Bundle Provider

AT&T Internet

Best Internet: Charter Spectrum

Charter Spectrum is our top pick for Internet-only service. Since they don’t have data caps, it’s a good fit for cord-cutters. Streaming NFL replays via Game Pass on your Roku is a workable budget alternative to DirecTV, although it can’t compete with DirecTV for live options and clarity. (Notably, it doesn’t include NFL Sunday Ticket.) The speeds are in the 100 Mbps download range throughout Dallas

Best TV: DirecTV

If your goal is to catch the Dallas Cowboys or NFL Sunday Ticket, DirecTV is pretty much your only option these days. DirecTV’s sports package offers access to pretty much every local sports team in the Dallas area, including the Dallas Mavericks. Hockey games from the Dallas Stars can be caught on NHL Center Ice. Overall, DirecTV is the premier option for sports fans (and also one of the cheapest). .

Best Bundle: AT&T + DirecTV

AT&T is a strong second contender for Internet service in Dallas. They even have residential fiber in some areas, which offers gigabit speeds for reasonable prices. Since AT&T purchased DirecTV in 2015, they’ve been offering rock-bottom pricing on AT&T Internet + DirecTV television bundles. If you can handle the 2-year contract and required credit check, it’s well worth it for the channel count, premium and sports options, and mobile viewing. [4]

What is the cheapest Internet provider in Dallas?

Cheap Internet options in Dallas. Image via rhysadams/Pixabay
AT&T DSL Internet service is the cheapest option for wired broadband in Dallas. Data caps run anywhere from 150GB–1TB, so it’s generally not our top recommendation for cord cutters and streamers who would rather use Sling TV or Netflix. This plan makes the most sense for TV viewers when bundled with a full-featured unlimited TV platform like DirecTV or DISH.

Low-income residents can check for potential subsidized plans and other forms of public assistance through the non-profit EveryoneOn.

What is the most affordable TV provider in Dallas?

DISH offers the cheapest full-featured TV platform in Dallas. It doesn’t have the same variety of channels as DirecTV and comes in a little short on NFL viewing options, but if that’s not a deal breaker it has plenty of other premium channels. Their economy tier, America’s top 120 channels at less than $50/month.

For streamers on an even tighter budget, services like Sling TV and Netflix can work well with a standard Internet connection. Sports fans can access games through a variety of OTT sources like Game Pass.

Where can I watch Pac-12 Networks in Dallas?

Pac-12 Networks providers in DallasRegional networks includedHD channels
AT&T U-VerseBay area, Los AngelesYes
DISH Network No
FiOS TV from Frontier Yes
Fubo TVArizona, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Mountain, Oregon, WashingtonNo
Layer3 TVArizona, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Mountain, Oregon, WashingtonYes
Sling TVArizona, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Mountain, Oregon, WashingtonNo
SpectrumArizona, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Mountain, Oregon, WashingtonNo
Suddenlink CommunicationsArizona, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Mountain, Oregon, WashingtonYes

Dallas Tech and Startup Scene

Dallas is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the US, and their tech and startup scene is no exception to that rapid growth. As of 2016, Dallas employed almost 300,000 employees in the tech sector and 3.5 million workers across industries. The city’s tech scene frequently makes top-ten lists for high potential startups economies. [5] Incubators and co-working spaces like the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) make it a friendly and welcoming place for newcomers with big ideas.


Gumroad is one of the top platforms for makers and creators to share their goods — both digital and physical — with the world. The fast-growing startup is based out of Dallas’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.


LobbyTV is an innovative approach to reclaiming lost advertising space for businesses with public-facing TVs, such as sports bars. It makes it easy for business owners to control campaigns at their location while streaming radio over the same device.

Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket is an award-winning full-service app development agency based out of Dallas, Texas. They’ve produced some of the most cutting-edge app concepts in new spaces like VR and augmented reality for big brands like Coca-Cola and NPR.

TV, cultural, and fun facts about Dallas, Texas

  • Remember that graphing calculator you were required to buy in High School? The company that makes them, Texas instruments, is based in Dallas’s “Telecom Corridor” 15 miles north of downtown. [6]
  • Dallas is the setting for Dallas, one of the most infamous TV shows of all time. [7]
  • There are nearly two dozen Fortune 500 companies based in Dallas, Texas [8]