Internet Providers in Carbon Hill, Alabama

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Residential Internet Statistics for Carbon Hill, AL
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 57.25 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 34.85%

Internet Access in Carbon Hill, Alabama

Data below is calculated from biannual FCC broadband coverage filings. We leverage direct provider coverage reports and other privatized datasets to validate the data. Plane and pricing data is collected manually by our data science team. To date, we've found and verified 201 broadband deals in Carbon Hill since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 361 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the largest coverage area in Carbon Hill. near one hundred percent of Carbon Hill census blocks can get access to them. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing near one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet for Carbon Hill is 25 megabits per second.

AT&T provides a common second choice to the primary providers. They offer a top speed of 10 Mbps.

Since most houses come pre-wired for one telephone company and cable networks don't generally overlap, the majority of Carbon Hill households have 2 wired broadband providers available to them (2.88 per census block specifically). 38.68 percent of Carbon Hill residents — 1,000 people in total — have one or fewer options for their broadband provider. Regardless of alternative networks with local coverage, cable and DSL broadband services generally offer the most reasonable pricing and data packages for home use.

Fixed Wireless is the top kind of broadband with coverage around Carbon Hill worth considering. The poor wired Internet services in the area causes poor download speed averages locally, which rank 25.59% under the Alabama average. In spite of these issues, 57.25 Mbps is enough speed to handle most modern applications such as streaming Netflix. Plans that have data caps imposed by the bigger ISPs around Carbon Hill will ultimately create more issues for video streaming than speeds alone.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Carbon Hill with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Carbon Hill is the 108th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Nauvoo, Oakman, Jasper, Winfield, and Berry.

Internet Statistics 2021

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

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Carbon Hill, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless and DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Carbon Hill, Alabama

  • AT&T - 97.2% Availability in Carbon Hill - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 65.2% Availability in Carbon Hill - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 2.1% Availability in Carbon Hill - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Carbon Hill - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Carbon Hill - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Carbon Hill

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Carbon Hill is the 108th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Nauvoo, Oakman, Jasper, Winfield, and Berry.

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 Walker 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.

Approximately 61% of Carbon Hill 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 Walker County, approximately 8,000 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 Cap Issues in Carbon Hill

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that many of the popular providers in the area use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Carbon Hill

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Fixed Wireless and DSL 97.2%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 65.2%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 2.1%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 81.2%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 50.4%+ 40 Mbps
AssetBlack Fiber 1.0%+ 10 Mbps

Compare Carbon Hill to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Carbon Hill 57.3 Mbps 7 $0.72 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +291.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +49.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +42.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +54.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +58 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )