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Internet Providers in Foley, Alabama
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Internet Access in Foley, Alabama
DSL is the only wired broadband network option with meaningful coverage for residents of Foley proper. According to the most current data, it's available to around 98.69 percent of Foley. DSL Internet service is delivered via landline phone wires on utility poles, which is why DSL almost always is provided by traditional phone companies like CenturyLink.
C Spire Fiber as well as CenturyLink also have coverage in Foley, often competing for the same customers.
Looking at the less well-developed neighborhoods around Foley, as many as 15,000 people have only one or fewer choices for wired Internet service.
The plans displayed here are manually collected by our data analysis team.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Foley in terms of coverage. As the map below shows, the more common providers frequently overlap in most neighborhoods around Foley.
Internet Statistics 2021
57.8% of consumers in Foley15,000 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 Foley, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||33.5%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|C Spire Fiber||20 Mbps||Fiber||6m 49s||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.
Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Foley
Data collected by our research team suggests that common ISPs currently place some sort of limit on data use for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since users see them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Foley to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Foley||12 Mbps||6||$0.43 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +522.4 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +136.8 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +148.6 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +157.5 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +150.1 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|