Internet Providers in Huntsville, AL

Residential Internet Statistics for Huntsville, AL
Internet Service Providers: 10
Plans Start From: $19.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Huntsville, Alabama:

Showing 1 to 12 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    79.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    79.3% Available
  • 2. Xfinity
    82% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    82% Available
  • 3. Google Fiber
    81.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *2 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    81.5% Available
  • 4. WOW!
    78.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    78.8% Available
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 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
  • 7. 7. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    25.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    25.5% Available
  • 8. WOW!
    0.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *3
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    0.5% Available
  • 9. 8. Advanced Broadband
    41.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *10 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    41.1% Available
  • 10. 9. Mediacom
    14.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    14.8% Available
  • 11. 10. Monster Broadband
    4.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    4.7% Available
  • 12. New Hope Telephone Cooperative
    0.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.2% Available
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Internet Access in Huntsville, Alabama

There are 12 ISPs in Huntsville with home service, and a total of 32 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as Traveller Multimedia Network and AT&T Fiber. (Take note that some may be "doubles", since many incumbent providers advertise residential service and smb services separately.)

The data on this page is primarily sourced from FCC coverage reports, and is validated using private data sources and direct provider reporting to create more useful results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Lit address data is currently only available for select Internet providers. Speed and pricing data is generated by our data analysis experts, who collect tens of thousands of data points each year.

Considering network technology available around Huntsville, we see that the most common wired broadband Internet tech options are IPBB and Fiber (79.31 percent coverage) and Cable (81.96 percent coverage). Traditional cable TV providers are the main source for cable Internet, seeing as they can utilize their pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Cable can often make sense for Huntsville residents due to the strong mix of speed and value.

So far as coverage options, the average Huntsville home has 5-6 companies at their address, or exactly 5.77 Internet providers per census block. Only 4.73 percent of Huntsville residents have one or fewer options for Internet.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, registered with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, is available for close to one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat is 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised packages up to 25 Mbps. Any speed above 10 Mbps will be enough to view SD videos on WiFi. However, it may become an issue for large households or high-bandwidth services like video chat and multiplayer gaming. Explore the coverage maps below to see how Internet options compare on a granular level in Huntsville.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Huntsville, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Google Fiber 2,000 Mbps Fiber 4s 81.5%
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 79.3%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 82.0%
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 14.8%
New Hope Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 0.2%
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 78.8%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 25.5%
WOW! 3.0 Mbps DSL 45m 30s 0.5%

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8,000 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.

Huntsville is the 1st most connected city in Alabama ahead of Meridianville, Madison, Harvest, Brownsboro, and Owens Cross Roads.

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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 5,000 people in Madison 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: 89% of people living in Huntsville 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 95% of Huntsville 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 Madison County, approximately 6,000 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 Huntsville

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Compare Huntsville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Huntsville 153.3 Mbps 18 $0.23 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +428.4 Mbps ) 22 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +19.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +3 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +46.4 Mbps ) 20 ( +2 ) $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +48.9 Mbps ) 27 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +43.2 Mbps ) 11 ( -7 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Huntsville, Alabama

  • Which internet provider has the cheapest service plans in Huntsville, Alabama?

    “Xfinity currently offers the cheapest internet-only options in Huntsville, Alabama, with prices starting as low as $19.99.

  • What is the best internet service available in Huntsville, Alabama?

    The “best” provider will vary depending on your individual needs, but Xfinity offers the most widespread cable internet in Huntsville. Google Fiber also offers widespread fiber internet options to residents.

  • Who has the fastest internet plans in Huntsville, Alabama?

    currently offers the fastest internet-only service plans in Huntsville, Alabama, providing up to Mbps download speeds.