Internet Providers in Gardendale, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Gardendale, AL
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $69.28

Internet Access in Gardendale, Alabama

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Gardendale. HughesNet is also widely available.

The average Gardendale home has 2-3 providers to choose from. Competition is good for consumers. It means most customers have at least two ISPs competing so far as pricing. This high level of Internet access isn't universal, though. A surprising 8.01 of the local population still has only one or zero options for broadband services.

AT&T Internet is another commonly available broadband option for Gardendale. They offer IPBB service with coverage in 97 percent of Gardendale.

Cable TV and Internet and DSL providers like AT&T Internet are the main Internet service systems available in Gardendale.

Broadband coverage stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of government data from the FCC and private data we source directly from providers. Statistics regarding speed data comes primarily via M-Labs, which is the speed test utility integrated into BroadbandNow as well as Google search results. Our research team has hand-validated package pricing on 235 broadband offerings in Gardendale as of 2021.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Gardendale with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Gardendale is the 194th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Fultondale, Pinson, and Morris, but behind Mount Olive and Kimberly.
  • The fastest zip code in Gardendale for April 2021 is 35071. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Gardendale, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Gardendale, Alabama

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 97.6% Availability in Gardendale - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 93.4% Availability in Gardendale - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 24.5% Availability in Gardendale - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Gardendale - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Gardendale - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Gardendale

Gardendale Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Gardendale is the 194th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Fultondale, Pinson, and Morris, but behind Mount Olive and Kimberly.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Jefferson 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: 24% of people living in Gardendale 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 92% of Gardendale 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, 35071 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Gardendale.

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

In Jefferson County, approximately 4,000 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 Cap Issues Around Gardendale

Data from our research team shows that many of the top ISPs in the area currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue because consumers view caps as a tactic to limit video streaming. Providers explain that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Gardendale

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 97.6%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 93.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 24.5%+ 940 Mbps
Advanced Broadband Fixed Wireless 12.7%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Advanced Broadband Fixed Wireless 80.9%+ 10 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 73.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 10.9%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 7.0%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 2.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.5%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Gardendale to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Gardendale 116.1 Mbps 6 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +299.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +2.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +0.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +11.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +11.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )