Internet Service in Alabama

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Alabama

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Alabama Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
81%
81% BROADBAND COVERAGE
26%
26% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

27.5

41st

BROADBAND SPEEDS

82.9%

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

67.6%

of Alabamians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

8.9%

of Alabamians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

94.4%

of Alabamians have access to wireline service.

18.8%

of Alabamians have access to fiber-optic service.

77.8%

of Alabamians have access to cable service.

83.9%

of Alabamians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Alabamians have access to mobile broadband service.

15.7%

of Alabamians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Alabama

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Clanton64.4 MBPS15 Providers
2.Millbrook41.7 MBPS11 Providers
3.Northport38.1 MBPS13 Providers
4.Anniston35.8 MBPS11 Providers
5.Talladega35.7 MBPS14 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Alabama

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum37.8 MBPS
WOW!35.6 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast33.0 MBPS
AT&T Internet13.2 MBPS
CenturyLink6.7 MBPS

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 87.4% of Alabamians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 146 internet providers in Alabama.
  • There are 842,000 people in Alabama without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 1.0 million people in Alabama that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 276,000 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

Average speed over time
Albertville98.3%13 providers
Anniston97.9%11 providers
Athens96.2%14 providers
Auburn94.6%14 providers
Bessemer92.1%15 providers
Birmingham96.1%24 providers
Cullman84.6%8 providers
Decatur99.3%14 providers
Dothan96.0%18 providers
Enterprise99.9%13 providers
Florence93.8%14 providers
Gadsden97.6%14 providers
Huntsville95.8%19 providers
Jasper91.3%10 providers
Madison95.1%17 providers
Mobile96.2%21 providers
Montgomery98.9%20 providers
Northport91.9%13 providers
Opelika94.5%15 providers
Phenix City99.6%15 providers
Prattville88.3%14 providers
Selma89.0%13 providers
Tuscaloosa94.3%13 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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