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%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Carbon Hill, Alabama
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.
Internet Statistics 2021
38.7% of consumers in Carbon Hill1,000 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|
|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
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.
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.
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
|AT&T||Fixed Wireless and DSL||97.2%+||100 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|AT&T||Fixed Wireless||100%||25 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||81.2%+||940 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL||50.4%+||40 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 )|