Internet Service Providers in Decatur, Alabama

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Residential Internet Statistics for Decatur, AL
Wired Internet Providers: 5
Average Speed Test Result: 114.94 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.19%

Internet Access in Decatur, Alabama

Cable lines and IPBB lines make up the most prevalent hardwired broadband types present in Decatur, featuring 99.12 percent and 95.63 percent network reach in the area.

We should note here that since FCC data is currently collected biannually and only released six or more months after, availability listed in the results above may not include the latest network expansions. We gather availability data directly from many ISPs to help fix this problem.

Competition among Internet service providers is strong in general, and the average Decatur resident is served by 4-5 ISPs. (4.7 per census block.)

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Decatur's primary wired broadband options.

While the main providers are HughesNet and Viasat, Spectrum is also in Decatur with a recorded top speed of 940 Mbps. Providers such as Advanced Broadband deliver as much as 3 Mbps using direct wireless links. There are 8 providers with specialized enterprise services like MPLS. See the interactive map to see broadband coverage at the census block level, and check our speed data to compare how Viasat compares with other local ISPs in consumer speed tests.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Decatur with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Decatur is the 23rd most connected city in Alabama ahead of Somerville, Tanner, Hillsboro, Hartselle, and Trinity.
  • The fastest zip code in Decatur for February 2021 is 35603. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Decatur, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Decatur, Alabama

  • AT&T Internet - 95.6% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 99.1% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • WOW! - 37.1% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 1.0% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Decatur

Decatur Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Decatur is the 23rd most connected city in Alabama ahead of Somerville, Tanner, Hillsboro, Hartselle, and Trinity.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Morgan 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: 32% of people living in Decatur 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 98% of Decatur 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, 35603 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Decatur.

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

In Morgan County, approximately 9,000 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 Decatur

Internet companies have been moving to add data caps to their home WiFi and broadband plans. Some major ISPs in the area, including AT&T Internet, have plans with data caps. Data caps vary widely, and run from 250GB to a Terabyte or more. Data limits are usually very high, meaning they won't affect most subscribers. AT&T Internet users in Decatur should double check data caps when signing up, and not presume them based on advertisements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Decatur

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet DSL and Fiber 95.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 99.1%+ 940 Mbps
Advanced Broadband Fixed Wireless 88.2%+ 10 Mbps
WOW! Cable 37.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 1.0%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 99.7%+ 940 Mbps
Advanced Broadband Fixed Wireless 92.7%+ 10 Mbps
Traveller Multimedia Network Fixed Wireless 92.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 18.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
WOW! Business Fiber 27.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 18.8%+ 12 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 11.2%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 10.6%+ 45 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.2%+ 987 Mbps

Compare Decatur to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Decatur 114.9 Mbps 11 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +234.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -7.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +7 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -15.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -3.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +0.4 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )