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Internet Providers in Estillfork, Alabama
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Internet Access in Estillfork, Alabama
Information here is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reports. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports to further validate and enhance the information, down to the census block or lit address level. Plan and pricing information shown here is collected manually by our data science team. Locally, we've analyzed 133 broadband plans in Estillfork in the past few years. FCC Internet coverage data is updated every two quarters. However, it often is available to BroadbandNow before governmental publications for the major providers.
So far as availability, the average home in Estillfork has 3-4 providers at a given address. Still, 8.33 percent of Estillfork residents have one or fewer options for home Internet.
North Alabama Electric Co-op is an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet service in Estillfork. fixed wireless outfits like Monster Broadband can deliver 25 Mbps or more via wireless technology.
Taking a look now at network tech installed across Estillfork, the most frequently available physical wire broadband tech infrastructures are DSL (91.67 percent coverage) and Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage). DSL is delivered over telephone wires up on utility poles by companies like EarthLink that have existing phone networks. DSL underperforms when compared with all other major broadband technologies.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Estillfork in terms of coverage. As the interactive map below shows, the more common providers frequently overlap around Estillfork.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Estillfork, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|North Alabama Electric Co-op||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||100.0%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||91.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|EarthLink||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||91.7%|
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.
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 Around Estillfork
Data collected by our research team suggests that common ISPs in Estillfork currently place some sort of limit on data use for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view caps as a tactic to limit streaming, while providers insist that caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.