Internet Service Providers in Helena, Alabama

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Residential Internet Statistics for Helena, AL
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 160.35 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.56%

Internet Access in Helena, Alabama

There are 12 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Helena. 3 of these are mobile LTE providers, and 5 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 3.52 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 Cable and IPBB. The mapping and speed test data seen below show how the real-world speed statistics differ between specific zip codes and ISPs in Helena.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Helena with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Helena is the 72nd most connected city in Alabama ahead of Bessemer, Alabaster, Pelham, Maylene, and Montevallo.
  • The fastest zip code in Helena for February 2021 is 35080. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Helena, Alabama

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Helena, Alabama

  • AT&T Internet - 95.5% Availability in Helena - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 97.4% Availability in Helena - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Helena - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Helena - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Helena

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Helena is the 72nd most connected city in Alabama ahead of Bessemer, Alabaster, Pelham, Maylene, and Montevallo.

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.

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

Fiber Availability: 38% of people living in Helena 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 99% of Helena 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, 35080 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Helena.

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

In Shelby County, approximately 2,000 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 in Helena

Many Internet providers have added data caps on residential broadband plans recently. Some major Internet service providers in the area, including AT&T Internet, have data caps, according to our most recent plan data. Data caps as a trend vary quite a bit. They typically run anywhere from 250GB to one Terabyte or more. Data limits are generally quite high, meaning they won't pose an issue for the majority of people. AT&T Internet users in Helena should confirm data use policies while purchasing service. Don't assume them based on what you've seen advertised.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Helena

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet DSL and Fiber 95.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 97.4%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 78.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 90.8%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Helena to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Helena 160.4 Mbps 7 $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +188.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -53.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -60.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -48.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -45.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )