Internet Providers in Helena, AL

Residential Internet Statistics for Helena, AL
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $49.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Helena, Alabama:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    95.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    95.6% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    97.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    97.4% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    68.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    68.2% Available
  • 4. Verizon
    90% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    90% Available
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available

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Internet Access in Helena, Alabama

There are 15 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Helena. 3 of these are mobile LTE providers, and 6 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Viasat Internet or HughesNet are currently Helena's most widely available wired broadband providers.

Competition between Internet companies is strong in general. The average census block can access 3-4 Internet providers. Averaged for all census blocks in the city, there are precisely 3.63 service options per household.

Since FCC coverage data is collected twice a year and only released six months after, providers listed in the results might not reflect the most recent upgrades or regional changes. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the delay.

Overall, the most widely available broadband choices for Helena Internet users are IPBB and Fiber and Cable. The mapping and speed test data seen below show how the real-world speed statistics differ between specific zip codes and ISPs in Helena.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Helena, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 95.6%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 68.2%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Helena is the 69th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Bessemer, Alabaster, Pelham, Maylene, and Montevallo.

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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 Shelby County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 37% of people living in Helena have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 99% of Helena residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Shelby County, approximately 7,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Helena

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Compare Helena to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Helena 183.1 Mbps 10 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +398.6 Mbps ) 22 ( +12 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -10.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +16.6 Mbps ) 20 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +19.1 Mbps ) 27 ( +17 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +13.4 Mbps ) 11 ( +1 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )