Internet Providers in Bessemer, Alabama

Most Popular Internet Providers in Bessemer, Alabama:

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  • 1. AT&T Internet
    96% Available
    96%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    940 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 required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Spectrum
    97.2% Available
    97.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
    Wireless speeds may vary
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. T-Mobile Home Internet
    43.9% Available
    43.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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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 required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. EarthLink
    61.4% Available
    61.4%

    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: 12-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes professional installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
2 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Bessemer. See All
  • 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. 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. T-Mobile
    98.9% Available
    98.9%

    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 3 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Bessemer, Alabama

Broadband Internet competition is above-average in Bessemer compared with other Alabama communities, with are 3.02 providers per census block on average. Bessemer is currently the 117th most connected city in Alabama. (As measured by the number of companies available at each address) Only 3.96 percent of Bessemer addresses have fewer than two options for Internet.

Viasat Internet offers the widest availability for Bessemer residents. virtually one hundred percent of the Bessemer area can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most common second option, with coverage in near one hundred percent of Bessemer with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest plan in Bessemer is 25 megabits per second.

In terms of network tech available across the city, we see that the most widespread wired Internet connection varieties are IPBB and Fiber and Cable, with 95.95% and 97.21% respectively. Television corporations are usually the source for cable Internet service, thanks to the fact that they can leverage their pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Local customers of cable providers such as Spectrum generally pick it because of the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.)

Spectrum provides an alternative, serving Bessemer with 97 percent coverage and a top speed of 940 Mbps. Outside of residential broadband, there are 7 companies in city limits selling enterprise-level services such as SD-WAN and MPLS. Our listings include all providers with business plans online, but keep in mind that home providers sometimes offer unlisted business options as well.

The coverage statistics on BroadbandNow comes via FCC reporting. Internet providers in Bessemer are required by law to submit coverage data biannually. By using our relationships with ISPs, we are able to verify this data with privatized data submitted by Internet providers. Our speed averages are calculated from real-world speed tests originating in Bessemer households. [1]

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 Bessemer, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 96.0%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.2%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 61.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 43.9%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bessemer

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Bessemer is the 117th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Fairfield, Mulga, and Maylene, but behind Helena and Pleasant Grove.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Jefferson 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: 30% of people living in Bessemer 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 96% of Bessemer 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.

In Jefferson County, approximately 4,000 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.

Internet Availability Around Itt Technical Institute-Bessemer

Students residing within two miles of Itt Technical Institute-Bessemer can expect to have a selection between 2 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Bessemer, Viasat and HughesNet are the most prevalent options. Speed tests suggest that internet connectivity in the Itt Technical Institute-Bessemer area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip code around (251.77 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be sufficient for students in Bessemer who want to stream HD video, split the cost of a router with roommates, and etc. That said, since these averages are based on openly available performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds accessible in an area. Use the zip search field on this page to see more information on broadband internet options at a specific address.

Compare Bessemer to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bessemer 225.1 Mbps 8 $0.28 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +320.5 Mbps ) 19 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( -63.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( -44.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( -38.5 Mbps ) 24 ( +16 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( -46 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )