Alabama Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Alabama Internet Facts in 2022

  • Alabama currently ranks 38th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly one in ten Alabama residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that seven in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,888 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Alabama, 85.4% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 41st among all states.

In fact, the five counties with the highest rates of residents with access to broadband speeds of at least 100mbps are in metro areas, including Jefferson (99 percent) and Shelby (97 percent) counties, which are both in the Birmingham metro area. Counties in the Huntsville, Montgomery, and Auburn areas round out the top five. On the other hand, Perry County, the state’s least populous, also has the lowest rate of access to high-speed broadband.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Jefferson 98.93%
Lee 97.23%
Montgomery 97.03%
Marshall 96.88%
Madison 96.66%
Elmore 95.82%
Tuscaloosa 95.19%
Baldwin 94.90%
Etowah 94.27%
Shelby 93.91%
Lowest
Greene 0.12%
Cleburne 0.45%
Bullock 2.31%
Fayette 8.31%
Perry 8.86%
Lowndes 13.50%
Washington 14.07%
Marengo 26.86%
Clay 35.29%
Choctaw 36.78%

In Alabama, 45.4% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 44th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Alabama

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

  • <18: 7%
  • 18-64: 8%
  • 65+ adults: 9%

  • <$20,000: 40%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 18%
  • $75,000+: 6%

  • Black: 11%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 5%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Mixed race: 8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13%
  • White: 6%

  • Employed: 7%
  • Unemployed: 11%

  • Less than high school: 14%
  • Some college or associate degree: 8%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Compare Internet Providers in Alabama

Internet Speed in Top Alabama Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Birmingham 194.3 MBPS 24 Providers
Mobile 128.5 MBPS 19 Providers
Montgomery 174.9 MBPS 21 Providers
Huntsville 153.3 MBPS 23 Providers
Tuscaloosa 74.9 MBPS 21 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Alabama

Provider Avg. Download Speed
AT&T Internet 231.2 MBPS
WOW! 187.6 MBPS
Spectrum 149.5 MBPS
Xfinity 147.0 MBPS
CenturyLink 42.1 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Autauga 88.6%
Baldwin 95.9%
Barbour 68.7%
Bibb 44.5%
Blount 89.4%
Bullock 92.7%
Butler 84.9%
Calhoun 93.1%
Chambers 85.2%
Cherokee 83.4%
Chilton 77.0%
Choctaw 42.9%
Clarke 59.4%
Clay 68.8%
Cleburne 39.0%
Coffee 91.7%
Colbert 86.1%
Conecuh 43.9%
Coosa 87.3%
Covington 87.9%
Crenshaw 72.4%
Cullman 80.8%
Dale 95.0%
Dallas 82.5%
DeKalb 94.8%
Elmore 96.0%
Escambia 65.8%
Etowah 96.6%
Fayette 45.0%
Franklin 66.4%
Geneva 66.7%
Greene 2.2%
Hale 57.0%
Henry 69.5%
Houston 88.1%
Jackson 94.7%
Jefferson 99.4%
Lamar 53.8%
Lauderdale 84.6%
Lawrence 58.5%
Lee 97.3%
Limestone 93.4%
Lowndes 13.5%
Macon 69.3%
Madison 98.5%
Marengo 59.8%
Marion 87.9%
Marshall 97.6%
Mobile 95.0%
Monroe 75.3%
Montgomery 97.7%
Morgan 93.3%
Perry 9.1%
Pickens 71.0%
Pike 55.3%
Randolph 72.0%
Russell 91.6%
St. Clair 94.2%
Shelby 96.8%
Sumter 52.6%
Talladega 85.0%
Tallapoosa 92.2%
Tuscaloosa 95.4%
Walker 83.5%
Washington 33.0%
Wilcox 59.3%
Winston 76.5%

Internet Providers By City in Alabama

Abbeville 75.8% 15 providers
Adamsville 99.5% 12 providers
Alabaster 100.0% 15 providers
Albertville 99.1% 16 providers
Alexander City 98.6% 14 providers
Aliceville 89.1% 11 providers
Altoona 83.4% 11 providers
Andalusia 91.3% 12 providers
Anniston 99.3% 16 providers
Arab 93.7% 12 providers
Ardmore 95.9% 13 providers
Ashford 84.1% 14 providers
Ashland 85.9% 10 providers
Ashville 98.2% 12 providers
Athens 96.6% 16 providers
Atmore 64.9% 13 providers
Attalla 89.0% 14 providers
Auburn 96.4% 17 providers
Bay Minette 95.4% 13 providers
Bessemer 98.6% 16 providers
Birmingham 99.9% 24 providers
Blountsville 84.1% 12 providers
Boaz 97.4% 14 providers
Brent 2.0% 13 providers
Brewton 70.9% 12 providers
Calera 95.2% 11 providers
Camden 73.2% 9 providers
Cedar Bluff 92.7% 12 providers
Centre 92.6% 12 providers
Centreville 16.6% 12 providers
Chelsea 99.8% 10 providers
Childersburg 72.6% 12 providers
Citronelle 56.5% 12 providers
Clanton 77.9% 14 providers
Clayton 2.8% 10 providers
Collinsville 81.6% 15 providers
Columbiana 77.8% 12 providers
Cordova 81.2% 11 providers
Cottondale 93.5% 11 providers
Crossville 93.9% 10 providers
Cullman 91.3% 13 providers
Dadeville 86.9% 13 providers
Daleville 98.5% 13 providers
Danville 69.9% 12 providers
Daphne 98.9% 13 providers
Deatsville 88.7% 13 providers
Decatur 99.8% 18 providers
Demopolis 78.2% 16 providers
Dora 98.2% 11 providers
Dothan 97.0% 19 providers
Eclectic 99.9% 13 providers
Eight Mile 98.5% 12 providers
Elba 84.0% 12 providers
Elberta 99.7% 12 providers
Elkmont 80.6% 14 providers
Elmore 100.0% 11 providers
Enterprise 99.9% 15 providers
Eufaula 87.2% 11 providers
Eutaw 3.7% 11 providers
Evergreen 54.8% 14 providers
Fairfield 100.0% 13 providers
Fairhope 99.5% 13 providers
Falkville 64.3% 11 providers
Florence 97.3% 15 providers
Foley 100.0% 13 providers
Fort Payne 93.4% 16 providers
Frisco City 75.2% 12 providers
Fultondale 99.4% 11 providers
Fyffe 100.0% 10 providers
Gadsden 98.3% 18 providers
Gardendale 98.7% 14 providers
Geneva 91.6% 11 providers
Goodwater 82.6% 12 providers
Gordo 57.8% 11 providers
Grand Bay 92.2% 13 providers
Grant 100.0% 11 providers
Greensboro 75.0% 12 providers
Greenville 93.2% 13 providers
Grove Hill 67.6% 12 providers
Gulf Shores 98.9% 13 providers
Guntersville 97.8% 18 providers
Gurley 96.9% 18 providers
Haleyville 91.5% 12 providers
Hamilton 92.2% 13 providers
Hanceville 80.9% 14 providers
Hartford 65.4% 13 providers
Hartselle 96.5% 11 providers
Harvest 99.8% 15 providers
Hayden 75.2% 13 providers
Hazel Green 99.4% 16 providers
Headland 76.0% 12 providers
Helena 99.6% 12 providers
Henagar 99.9% 10 providers
Horton 84.2% 10 providers
Huntsville 98.5% 23 providers
Irvington 91.3% 12 providers
Jackson 62.6% 11 providers
Jacksonville 93.2% 12 providers
Jasper 97.4% 15 providers
Jemison 88.3% 12 providers
Killen 96.5% 11 providers
Laceys Spring 89.1% 13 providers
Lafayette 56.4% 11 providers
Lanett 99.4% 11 providers
Leeds 99.9% 16 providers
Lincoln 81.0% 10 providers
Lineville 71.2% 11 providers
Livingston 74.0% 14 providers
Loxley 88.1% 12 providers
Luverne 82.6% 12 providers
Madison 98.3% 21 providers
Marion 14.9% 15 providers
Maylene 99.9% 11 providers
Mc Calla 99.4% 11 providers
Meridianville 99.7% 16 providers
Midland City 89.8% 14 providers
Millbrook 98.5% 13 providers
Mobile 97.9% 19 providers
Monroeville 93.1% 12 providers
Montevallo 98.9% 10 providers
Montgomery 99.3% 21 providers
Moody 99.5% 13 providers
Moulton 80.9% 9 providers
Moundville 85.9% 11 providers
Mount Olive 99.6% 11 providers
Munford 93.6% 12 providers
Muscle Shoals 95.1% 10 providers
New Hope 99.6% 11 providers
New Market 95.6% 15 providers
Newton 70.7% 13 providers
Northport 98.5% 18 providers
Odenville 98.8% 12 providers
Ohatchee 59.1% 11 providers
Oneonta 97.1% 13 providers
Opelika 95.2% 19 providers
Opp 87.9% 9 providers
Orange Beach 98.4% 16 providers
Owens Cross Roads 98.9% 14 providers
Oxford 99.1% 13 providers
Ozark 98.3% 12 providers
Pelham 99.9% 17 providers
Pell City 96.5% 12 providers
Phenix City 99.6% 16 providers
Piedmont 66.5% 13 providers
Pike Road 95.4% 16 providers
Pinson 98.0% 10 providers
Pleasant Grove 100.0% 10 providers
Prattville 95.4% 18 providers
Rainbow City 98.6% 13 providers
Rainsville 100.0% 11 providers
Roanoke 94.1% 12 providers
Robertsdale 85.7% 14 providers
Rogersville 16.1% 11 providers
Russellville 77.4% 12 providers
Salem 93.3% 11 providers
Samson 56.4% 12 providers
Saraland 98.7% 15 providers
Satsuma 99.8% 13 providers
Scottsboro 99.8% 16 providers
Selma 91.1% 15 providers
Semmes 99.5% 15 providers
Sheffield 99.7% 10 providers
Smiths Station 99.2% 11 providers
Somerville 92.3% 14 providers
Spanish Fort 99.3% 15 providers
Springville 98.8% 14 providers
Sterrett 99.1% 10 providers
Stevenson 95.8% 14 providers
Summerdale 100.0% 12 providers
Sylacauga 90.8% 13 providers
Talladega 87.4% 15 providers
Tallassee 92.0% 14 providers
Theodore 97.6% 14 providers
Thomasville 67.4% 15 providers
Toney 99.2% 18 providers
Town Creek 0.0% 9 providers
Trinity 99.3% 12 providers
Troy 59.9% 19 providers
Trussville 99.1% 16 providers
Tuscaloosa 96.7% 21 providers
Tuscumbia 92.6% 14 providers
Tuskegee 84.2% 11 providers
Tuskegee Institute 100.0% 10 providers
Union Grove 73.8% 11 providers
Union Springs 91.4% 7 providers
Valley 99.7% 13 providers
Vinemont 78.5% 13 providers
Warrior 98.7% 11 providers
Weaver 99.2% 11 providers
West Blocton 92.2% 10 providers
Wetumpka 96.9% 17 providers
Wilmer 98.1% 14 providers
Wilsonville 70.4% 10 providers
Winfield 78.0% 10 providers