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.
72%
72% BROADBAND COVERAGE
33%
33% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

28.5

46th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

74.3%

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

57.7%

of Alabamians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

3.4%

of Alabamians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

94.1%

of Alabamians have access to wireline service.

5.0%

of Alabamians have access to fiber-optic service.

69.7%

of Alabamians have access to cable service.

86.5%

of Alabamians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Alabamians have access to mobile broadband service.

14.1%

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 87.1% of Alabamians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 134 broadband providers in Alabama.
  • There are 1.3 million people in Alabama without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 1.3 million people in Alabama that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 290,000 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

Albertville98.3%17 providers
Anniston97.7%12 providers
Athens93.5%17 providers
Auburn94.6%16 providers
Bessemer88.3%21 providers
Birmingham94.6%36 providers
Cullman81.5%10 providers
Decatur99.4%18 providers
Dothan95.6%17 providers
Enterprise99.9%15 providers
Florence92.0%13 providers
Gadsden97.1%15 providers
Huntsville88.3%21 providers
Jasper90.7%11 providers
Madison93.8%18 providers
Mobile85.5%26 providers
Montgomery98.9%26 providers
Northport91.3%16 providers
Opelika94.6%17 providers
Phenix City99.6%16 providers
Prattville86.9%16 providers
Selma89.0%15 providers
Tuscaloosa92.1%16 providers
Last Updated on 4/18/2017.

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