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Internet Providers in Jacksonville, Alabama
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Internet Access in Jacksonville, Alabama
Jacksonville has 5 residential Internet Service Providers, or 12 when including business and mobile. Consumers have access to 5 broadband choices like cable or DSL.
Cable and DSL are the two dominant broadband network options within the Jacksonville area, frequently overlapping and competing on service quality. Cable performance tends to be stronger and more robust. That said, the overall speeds we've recorded with either network type are similar.
The plans shown here are collected by hand through our research division.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
In summary, broadband coverage is far from perfect in Jacksonville, but most homes still have around 2 companies able to service them. Explore the map to see which areas have more or less competition. For the time being, a relatively limited 3,000 Jacksonville locals have access to one or fewer providers.
- There are 10 internet providers in Jacksonville with 5 of those offering residential service
- Jacksonville is the 245th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Alexandria, but behind Oxford, Anniston, Weaver, and Wellington.
- The fastest zip code in Jacksonville for July 2021 is 36265. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
14.5% of consumers in Jacksonville3,000 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 Jacksonville, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||85.6%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||85.3%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||84.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||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.
Broadband for Educational Purposes in Jacksonville
Economic development reports routinely find a increasing correlation between broadband availability and improved schooling. For education, personal Internet access is almost a necessity as universities including Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville switch to web-based platforms to distribute student work. Looking at 1,080 speed tests reported over the past year at locations within two miles of Jacksonville State University campus, performance averages are close to 83.45 Mbps — considerably higher than the lowest speeds needed for streaming video and interfacing with cloud or communication platforms.
Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Jacksonville
Data collected by our research team shows that popular ISPs in Jacksonville place a limit on data use on residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view them as a strategy to discourage "cord cutting", while providers maintain data caps are a necessary tool for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Jacksonville to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Jacksonville||83.5 Mbps||7||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +450.9 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +65.3 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +77.1 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +86 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +78.6 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|