Internet Providers in Decatur, AL

Residential Internet Statistics for Decatur, AL
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $19.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Decatur, Alabama:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    95.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    95.2% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    99.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.1% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    38.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    38.1% Available
  • 4. WOW!
    37.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    37.1% Available
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. Advanced Broadband
    88.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *10 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    88.2% Available
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Internet Access in Decatur, Alabama

IPBB and Fiber lines and Cable lines make up the most prevalent hardwired broadband types present in Decatur, featuring 95.17 percent and 99.12 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. (4.8 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 6 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Decatur, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 95.2%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.1%
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 37.1%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 38.1%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Decatur is the 36th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Somerville, Tanner, Hillsboro, Hartselle, and Trinity.

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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 Morgan County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 33% of people living in Decatur have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 97% of Decatur residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Morgan County, approximately 8,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Decatur to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Decatur 66.4 Mbps 12 $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +515.3 Mbps ) 22 ( +10 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +106.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +133.3 Mbps ) 20 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +135.8 Mbps ) 27 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +130.1 Mbps ) 11 ( -1 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )