Internet Providers in Dothan, Alabama

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dothan, AL
Wired Internet Providers: 6
Average Speed Test Result: 96.44 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 3.68%

Internet Access in Dothan, Alabama

You can expect to find two main infrastructure choices in Dothan: coaxial cable (96.26% availability) and DSL (97.24% 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 5.5 percent of the population still have only one option.

CenturyLink is also a common Internet option for Dothan. They offer DSL service available to 97 percent of the area.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 546 broadband offerings in Dothan to date.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Dothan with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Dothan is the 59th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Webb, Midland City, Newton, Ashford, and Headland.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Dothan: Taylor, Rehobeth, and Kinsey
  • The fastest zip code in Dothan for February 2021 is 36303. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 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
Troy Cablevision 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 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 Dothan, Alabama

  • CenturyLink - 97.2% Availability in Dothan - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 78.5% Availability in Dothan - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 69.6% Availability in Dothan - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • WOW! - 67.0% Availability in Dothan - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Troy Cablevision - 0.6% Availability in Dothan - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Dothan - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Dothan - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dothan

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Dothan is the 59th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Webb, Midland City, Newton, Ashford, and Headland.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Houston 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: 6% of people living in Dothan 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 95% of Dothan 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, 36303 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Dothan.

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

In Houston County, approximately 14,000 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.

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 14,077 speed tests reported over the past year at locations within two miles of Alabama College Of Osteopathic Medicine campus, performance averages are close to 104.96 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, and Kinsey.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Dothan

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 97.2%+ 940 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 78.5%+ 1,200 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 69.6%+ 940 Mbps
WOW! Cable 67.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Troy Cablevision Fiber 0.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 59.0%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 58.4%+ 940 Mbps
Uniti Fiber Fiber 3.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Troy Cablevision Fiber 3.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 1.4%+ 20 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.5%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Dothan to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Dothan 96.4 Mbps 8 $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +252.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +10.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +3.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +15.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +18.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Dothan, Alabama

  • Which provider offers the fastest internet speeds in Dothan, Alabama?

    XFINITY from Comcast currently offers speeds up to 1200 Mbps, making them the fastest in Dothan, Alabama.

  • What are the cheapest internet options in Dothan, Alabama?

    The cheapest internet-only service plans in Dothan start from $29.99, and are offered by XFINITY from Comcast.

  • Who has the best internet options in Dothan, Alabama?

    In general, XFINITY from Comcast provides the most widespread service in Dothan, while CenturyLink offers the fastest download speeds.