Internet Providers in Dawson, AL
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Residential Internet Statistics for Dawson, AL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$79.29|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Dawson, Alabama
Internet Access in Dawson, Alabama
Dawson offers 8 residential Internet providers, or 11 when including business and mobile. There are 5 choices for wired broadband, which in Dawson usually means DSL.
The plans shown here are collected by hand by our data staff. We've collected 144 plans in Dawson, in total.
DSL has lots of availability in comparison to other Internet technologies within Dawson since pretty much every house in Dawson is wired with telephone wires. The physical DSL wire reaches the subscriber via a utility pole, and you plug in a modem to the ethernet jack to complete the connection for Wifi.
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
38.3% of consumers in Dawson600 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|
|Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Dawson, Alabama
- Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative - Fiber - 60.3% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative - DSL - 99.5% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
- Spectrum - Cable - 8.2% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 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.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Dawson
|Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative||Fiber||60.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative||DSL||99.5%+||25 Mbps|
|Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative||Fixed Wireless||50.5%+||50 Mbps|
|KilliansNet||Fixed Wireless||44.8%+||25 Mbps|
|Weiss Internet||Fixed Wireless||10.3%+||50 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|KilliansNet||Fixed Wireless||42.6%+||25 Mbps|
|Weiss Internet||Fixed Wireless||9.4%+||50 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||5.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Dawson to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Dawson||116 Mbps||8||$0.78 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +299.4 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.54 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +2.9 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +0.2 Mbps )||14 ( +6 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +11.4 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +11.6 Mbps )||8||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|