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Internet Providers in Bessemer, Alabama
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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. 
Internet Statistics 2021
4.0% of consumers in Bessemer2,000 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%|
|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 Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Bessemer
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 )|