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%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Helena, Alabama
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.
Internet Statistics 2021
0.8% of consumers in Helena100 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 Helena, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||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 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 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
|AT&T Internet||DSL and Fiber||95.5%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 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 )|