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< 25mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
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Internet Access in Birmingham, Alabama
The average download speed in Birmingham is 163.55 Mbps. This is 26.9% faster than the average in Alabama and 37.1% faster than the national average.
- There are 23 internet providers in Birmingham with 6 of those offering residential service
- Birmingham is the 65th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Pleasant Grove, Fairfield, Gardendale, Fultondale, and Mulga.
- In Jefferson County, approximately 4,000 people do not have access to 25mbps wired broadband.
- There are 19 companies offering business internet services in Birmingham.
- There are 156 internet providers in all of Alabama.
- 84.7% of Alabamians have access to 100mbps or faster broadband.
- Approximately 98% of Birmingham residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.
- The average internet download speed in Alabama is 128.89 mbps.
- Explore internet access for communities within Birmingham: Forestdale, Meadowbrook, Midfield, Ensley, Shoal Creek, Mountain Brook, Tarrant, Irondale, Homewood, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, and Center Point
- The fastest zip code in Birmingham for July 2021 is 35208. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.2% of consumers in Birmingham10,000 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 Birmingham, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||94.1%|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||5.3%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|