Internet Service in Alabama

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BROADBAND IN Alabama

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Alabama Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
73%
73% BROADBAND COVERAGE
24%
24% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

28.5

39th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

76.6%

of Alabamians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

67.7%

of Alabamians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

8.1%

of Alabamians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

93.4%

of Alabamians have access to wireline service.

12.4%

of Alabamians have access to fiber-optic service.

80.6%

of Alabamians have access to cable service.

82.9%

of Alabamians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.9%

of Alabamians have access to mobile broadband service.

15.8%

of Alabamians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Alabama

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1.
Boaz
44.6 MBPS
44.6">%
2.
Albertville
42.7 MBPS
42.7">%
3.
Fort Payne
41.7 MBPS
41.7">%
4.
Guntersville
39.4 MBPS
39.4">%
5.
Alexander City
38.7 MBPS
38.7">%

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, The Connecting ALABAMA Initiative has been awarded $4,874,142 in federal grants for Alabama's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $91,596,026, accounting for 2.6% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Alabama.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 82.8% to 87.5% of Alabamians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 126 broadband providers in Alabama.
  • There are 1.2 million people in Alabama without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 912,000 people in Alabama that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 256,000 people in Alabama don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Alabama CITIES

Albertville100.0%17 providers
Anniston32.7%12 providers
Athens100.0%16 providers
Auburn99.0%18 providers
Bessemer8.4%20 providers
Birmingham74.5%34 providers
Cullman100.0%10 providers
Decatur99.8%18 providers
Dothan87.6%18 providers
Enterprise65.6%14 providers
Florence95.0%13 providers
Gadsden99.2%17 providers
Huntsville91.3%22 providers
Jasper100.0%12 providers
Madison42.0%19 providers
Mobile97.2%28 providers
Montgomery99.2%26 providers
Northport98.0%16 providers
Opelika98.3%18 providers
Phenix City3.3%16 providers
Prattville100.0%16 providers
Selma100.0%15 providers
Tuscaloosa92.5%18 providers
Last Updated on 10/26/2016.

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