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Internet Providers in Dothan, Alabama
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Internet Access in Dothan, Alabama
You can expect to find two main infrastructure choices in Dothan: coaxial cable (96.30% availability) and DSL (97.05% coverage). Coaxial cable Internet service is delivered by cable TV providers using copper coaxial TV lines mounted on telephone poles. DSL is sent via landline phone wires. The majority of Dothan blocks can access both coaxial cable or DSL service from two or more providers.
Competition between broadband providers for residents of the Dothan area is high, with the average home having 3 providers available in their area. This choice isn't distributed fairly — as a surprising 5.6 percent of the population still have only one option.
CenturyLink is also a common Internet option for Dothan. They offer DSL and Fiber service available to 96 percent of the area.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Dothan's primary wired Internet choices.
Internet access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of government data and private data collected directly from telecom industry sources or via private third parties. Statistics regarding speed and performance averages comes primarily via M-Labs. Our market research team has hand-sourced price and plan details for 559 broadband offerings in Dothan to date.
- There are 15 internet providers in Dothan with 7 of those offering residential service
- Dothan is the 53rd most connected city in Alabama ahead of Webb, Midland City, Ashford, Newton, and Headland.
- Explore internet access for communities within Dothan: Taylor, Rehobeth, and Kinsey
- The fastest zip code in Dothan for July 2021 is 36303. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
5.6% of consumers in Dothan4,000 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 Dothan, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Troy Cablevision||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||0.6%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||78.5%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Internet Service for Educational Purposes in Dothan
Economic development reports regularly highlight a large pattern between broadband access and performance in education. At college, home Internet access is practically a requirement as universities such as Alabama College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan adapt online platforms to share out-of-class work and research. Looking at 9,919 speed tests reported over the past year at locations within two miles of Alabama College Of Osteopathic Medicine campus, performance averages are close to 151.95 Mbps — far higher than the lowest speeds needed for viewing video and operating hosted or communication platforms.
Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Dothan
Data from our research team shows that top ISPs in the area use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since users view them as a strategy to stop video streaming, while providers maintain data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Internet access in Dothan neighborhoods
Dothan Broadband information is available for the following neighborhoods: Taylor, Rehobeth, Kinsey.
Compare Dothan to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Dothan||130.8 Mbps||8||$0.24 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +403.6 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +18 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +29.8 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.32 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +38.7 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +31.3 Mbps )||8||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|