Internet Providers in Centre, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Centre, AL
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $64.98

Internet Access in Centre, Alabama

The average Centre census block has access to 2.99 telecom providers. Consequently, a majority of addresses in the city will have at least 2 options so far as Internet.

The data listed here comes via FCC coverage reports. Then, it's validated through private databases and direct provider reporting to output more useful results than is available from government websites. Data about pricing and speeds of current Internet plans is generated by our research and analysis team, who collect thousands of plans every year. We've analyzed 188 Centre Internet plans from 2014–present. There are 34 Internet deals currently on the market.

Taking a look now at network technologies offered within the Centre area, we see that the most frequently available physical wire broadband Internet technology infrastructures are Cable (49.58 percent coverage) and Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage). Cable is sold by traditional cable television corporations, who use their already-built coaxial cable TV networks. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

TDS Telecom is a common second choice, serving Centre with a maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet service for residents of Centre. fixed wireless outfits such as Weiss Internet can reach 50 Mbps via wireless hardware.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Centre in terms of coverage. As the map below shows, these providers frequently cover the same addresses around Centre.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Centre with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Centre is the 146th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Piedmont, Leesburg, Cedar Bluff, and Gaylesville, but behind Collinsville.
  • The fastest zip code in Centre for April 2021 is 35960. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

5,000 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 Centre, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Centre, Alabama

  • TDS - DSL - 99.4% Availability in Centre - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 49.6% Availability in Centre - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Centre - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Centre - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Centre

Centre Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Centre is the 146th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Piedmont, Leesburg, Cedar Bluff, and Gaylesville, but behind Collinsville.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Cherokee 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 49% of Centre 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.

As of this month, 35960 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Centre.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Cherokee County, approximately 7,000 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 Caps Around Centre

Data from our research team suggests that common ISPs place some sort of limit on data use on home broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers maintain caps are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is over-the-top streaming services, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Centre

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TDS Telecom DSL 99.4%+ 100 Mbps
Weiss Internet Fixed Wireless 99.3%+ 50 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 49.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
KilliansNet Fixed Wireless 48.1%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Weiss Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
KilliansNet Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 76.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Centre to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Centre 23.4 Mbps 6 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +392 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +95.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +92.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +104 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +104.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )