Internet Providers in Bessemer, AL

Residential Internet Statistics for Bessemer, AL
Internet Service Providers: 3
Plans Start From: $49.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Bessemer, Alabama:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    96% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    96% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    97.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    97.2% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    43.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    43.9% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
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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]

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bessemer, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 96.0%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.2%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 43.9%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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

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

Reference

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.

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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.

Reference

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.

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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.

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

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Compare Bessemer to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bessemer 248.4 Mbps 10 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +333.3 Mbps ) 22 ( +12 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -75.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -48.7 Mbps ) 20 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -46.2 Mbps ) 27 ( +17 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -51.9 Mbps ) 11 ( +1 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )