Internet Providers in Dawson, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dawson, AL
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $79.29

Internet Access in Dawson, Alabama

Dawson offers 7 residential Internet providers, or 11 when including business and mobile. There are 4 choices for wired broadband (Technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).

The plans shown here are collected by hand by our data staff. We've collected 146 plans in Dawson, in total.

Fixed wireless Internet service is the top network choice in much of Dawson, and the only alternative to Internet services like satellite or LTE broadband. Current coverage data shows that 79.46 percent of of the population have coverage for fixed wireless.

38.26 percent of Dawson is still left with one or fewer choices for Internet service. Accounting for all census blocks within city limits, the average Internet user has 2-3 Internet providers available. Addresses with better choices usually see reduced prices, since providers are incentivized to improve service to earn subscribers.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest telecoms in Dawson in terms of coverage area. The more common ISPs often compete at addresses in most blocks around Dawson.

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Dawson, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 99.5%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 8.2%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dawson

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Dawson is the 256th most connected city in Alabama behind Crossville, Collinsville, Fort Payne, Fyffe, and Rainsville.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in DeKalb 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.

Fiber Availability: 60% of people living in Dawson have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 62% of Dawson 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 DeKalb County, approximately 5,000 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 Dawson

Data from our research team shows that many of the common providers in Dawson use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a strategy to stop video streaming. Providers maintain that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Dawson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Dawson 160.7 Mbps 8 $0.78 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +373.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -11.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -0.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +8.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +1.4 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( $0.00 )