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Internet Providers in Gardendale, Alabama
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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 and Fiber 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 237 broadband offerings in Gardendale as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
8.0% of consumers in Gardendale1,000 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||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||97.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||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 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.
Compare Gardendale to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Gardendale||162.9 Mbps||6||$0.53 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +371.5 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -14.1 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -2.3 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +6.6 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -0.8 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|