Internet Providers in Cook Springs, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Cook Springs, AL
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 500 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $70.15

Internet Access in Cook Springs, Alabama

Information below is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reports. We leverage direct provider reports to further validate that data down to the census block level. Plan, pricing, and other data on this page is collected manually by our data team. Locally, we've analyzed 205 Internet plans in Cook Springs. FCC Form 477 data is renewed twice a year, but frequently appears to BroadbandNow before governmental publications thanks to direct data agreements with our partners.

The average Cook Springs household has 2 Internet companies to choose from. Accounting for all census blocks, there are exactly 2.09 providers per home.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Cook Springs's most widely available wired broadband options.

USA Communications is also a commonly available broadband choice in Cook Springs. They offer primarily Cable service available to near one hundred percent of Cook Springs.

To summarize, Cook Springs's broadband Internet infrastructure conforms with a similar pattern to other US cities: widespread coverage of cable and DSL service, but only two choices since most houses are limited to only one option for setting up either service. This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband Internet companies were started pre-Internet as television and telephone corporations. So, they already own these pre-existing infrastructures to deliver their broadband Internet services.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Cook Springs, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Hargray Communications 300 Mbps Cable 27s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Windstream 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
USA Communications 500 Mbps Cable 16s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Cook Springs, Alabama

  • USA - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Cook Springs - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 95.7% Availability in Cook Springs - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Windstream - DSL - 9.0% Availability in Cook Springs - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Hargray - Cable - 4.7% Availability in Cook Springs - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Cook Springs - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Cook Springs - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Cook Springs is the 76th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Pell City, Riverside, and Cropwell, but behind Moody and Odenville.

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 St. Clair 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 100% of Cook Springs 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 St. Clair 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 in Cook Springs

Data collected by our research team shows that many of the top ISPs currently place a limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since consumers view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers insist caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which can eat up 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Cook Springs

Provider Type Coverage Speed
USA Communications Cable 100% 500 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 95.7%+ 100 Mbps
Windstream DSL 9.0%+ 100 Mbps
Hargray Communications Cable 4.7%+ 300 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 86.0%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 49.7%+ 1,000 Mbps