Internet Providers in Decatur, AL
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Residential Internet Statistics for Decatur, AL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$60.46|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Decatur, Alabama
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 96.13 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 ISPs. (4.82 per census block.)
Viasat Internet 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
2.9% of consumers in Decatur1,000 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 Decatur, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|EarthLink Fiber||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|AT&T Fiber||940 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s|
|EarthLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Decatur, Alabama
- AT&T Internet - IPBB - 96.1% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- EarthLink - DSL - 95.6% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Spectrum - Cable - 99.1% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- WOW! - Cable - 37.1% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 33.2% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- EarthLink - Fiber - 31.6% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Xfinity - Cable - 1.0% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Decatur - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Decatur - 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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Decatur
|AT&T Internet||IPBB||96.1%+||100 Mbps|
|Advanced Broadband||Fixed Wireless||88.2%+||10 Mbps|
|AT&T Fiber||Fiber||33.2%+||940 Mbps|
|EarthLink Fiber||Fiber||31.6%+||1,000 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||1.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||100%||1,000 Mbps|
|Advanced Broadband||Fixed Wireless||92.7%+||10 Mbps|
|Traveller Multimedia Network||Fixed Wireless||92.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
|WOW! Business||Fiber||27.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Verizon Business||Copper||18.9%+||50 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||Copper||12.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Fiber||4.0%+||940 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||123 Mbps||10||$0.25 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +292.4 Mbps )||16 ( +6 )||$0.70 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( -4.1 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( -6.8 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +4.4 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +4.6 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|