Internet Providers in Foley, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Foley, AL
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.16

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.

CenturyLink is the third largest wired broadband provider in Foley by coverage area, available to 98 percent of local addresses.

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.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Foley with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Foley is the 24th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Summerdale and Elberta, but behind Orange Beach, Silverhill, and Gulf Shores.
  • The fastest zip code in Foley for April 2021 is 36535. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

15,000 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
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Foley, Alabama

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 98.7% Availability in Foley - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 33.5% Availability in Foley - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 30.8% Availability in Foley - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Foley - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Foley - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Foley

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Foley is the 24th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Summerdale and Elberta, but behind Orange Beach, Silverhill, and Gulf Shores.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Baldwin 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: 25% of people living in Foley 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 42% of Foley 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, 36535 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Foley.

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

In Baldwin County, approximately 23,000 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.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Foley

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 98.7%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 33.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 30.8%+ 940 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
Harbor Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 29.9%+ 940 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 25.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Uniti Fiber Fiber 11.1%+ 25 Mbps

Compare Foley to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Foley 9.5 Mbps 5 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +405.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +109.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +106.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +117.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +118.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )