Internet Providers in Anniston, Alabama

Most Popular Internet Providers in Anniston, Alabama:

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  • 1. 1. AT&T Internet
    95% Available
    95%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 3. 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. EarthLink
    22.3% Available
    22.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 7-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes shipping of modem and self-install kit.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 5. 5. Sparklight
    98.1% Available
    98.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    50 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $39 - $125
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 6. Sparklight
    1.1% Available
    1.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $55 - $105
    • Contracts: None - None required
1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Anniston. See All
4 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Anniston. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile
    99.6% Available
    99.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Anniston, Alabama

Government-sourced data is the core source for Anniston-area availability information described on BroadbandNow. Since 2014, we've processed 20,080 rows of FCC and privatized databases about Internet access within Anniston. We've hand-collected local pricing and fine print info on 301 Internet deals in Anniston and the surrounding area. The download averages analysis comes from M-Labs speed test data collected over a 12 month time span. Keep in mind speed test-based datasets are a rough indicator of network quality, not neccessarily an exact representation of the actual speeds customers will experience at houses in Anniston.

Taking a look now at network tech in use around Anniston, the most prevalent wired Internet tech varieties are IPBB and Fiber (94.97 percent coverage) and Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage).

Sparklight (formerly Cable One) is an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer 98 percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. There are 6 companies within city limits marketing enterprise-level subscriptions like point-to-point connectivity. The small business providers listed here include every provider with business services on their site, but residential providers sometimes offer unlisted business packages as well.

Since many buildings are only wired for one telephone provider and one cable television company, the majority of Anniston households have 2-3 wired broadband options available (2.45 per census block specifically). 5.5 percent of the Anniston area — 2,000 people — are limited to one or fewer options. DSL and cable broadband services almost always offer the most agreeable price for home use.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, registered with coverage in close to one hundred percent of Anniston residents. HughesNet, in contrast, has coverage to close to one hundred percent of local residents. The top speed recorded for Viasat is 100 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, anything over 10 Mbps is enough for streaming SD video over WiFi. However, it may become an issue for multiple users or bandwidth-intensive services like video chat, cloud apps, and etc. You can explore the availability maps below to see how Internet options compare on a granular level.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Anniston with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Anniston is the 192nd most connected city in Alabama ahead of Weaver, Jacksonville, and Alexandria, but behind Eastaboga and Oxford.
  • The fastest zip code in Anniston for July 2021 is 36201. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Anniston, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.1%
Sparklight 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 1.1%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 95.0%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 22.3%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Anniston

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Anniston is the 192nd most connected city in Alabama ahead of Weaver, Jacksonville, and Alexandria, but behind Eastaboga and Oxford.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 5,000 people in Calhoun County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 23% of people living in Anniston have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 95% of Anniston residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 36201 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Anniston.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Calhoun County, approximately 9,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Anniston

Internet providers have moved to increase the use of data limits onto residential broadband packages lately. This trend is certainly true for Anniston, with ISPs like Sparklight selling plans with data caps. It's not a major concern for most Internet subscribers, but can be an issue for users who share their connection with household members or techies who stream a large amount of high-def content. Caps on cable plans are usually around one Terabyte, which is way more than is used by 99% of customers. Potential Sparklight (formerly Cable One) customers should confirm data limits before signing a contract.

Compare Anniston to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Anniston 168.8 Mbps 8 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +365.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.48 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -20 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -8.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +0.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -6.7 Mbps ) 8 $0.66 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Anniston

High Speed and dependable

M2 Connections is a small business and they put their customers first no matter what. They focus on helping others and not the bottom dollar. The speed is incredible and very reliable.