Internet Providers in Kimberly, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Kimberly, AL
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.48

Internet Access in Kimberly, Alabama

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Kimberly. HughesNet is also a common option.

Cable and DSL are the main broadband network options in the Kimberly area. They are frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Cable performance is overall stronger, but overall performance found with either Internet technology type are similar.

Residents of Kimberly generally have more than one Internet companies at their address, although this number tends to rise and dip from block to block. The map on this page shows how competition changes around the city.

EarthLink and Spectrum also offer coverage in Kimberly, often competing for the same customers.

The broadband availability statistics here are based on a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized data collected directly from ISPs. Statistics regarding speed data is sourced primarily from M-Labs. Our market research team has manually validated package price and plan details for 182 Internet plans in Kimberly as of 2021.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Kimberly, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 93.7%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.5%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 99.9%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Kimberly

Kimberly Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Kimberly is the 135th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Gardendale, Trafford, and Morris, but behind Mount Olive and Warrior.

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 Jefferson 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: 14% of people living in Kimberly 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 100% of Kimberly 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.

In Jefferson County, approximately 4,000 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Kimberly

Data collected by our research team suggests that some of the common ISPs in the area use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because consumers view caps as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting", while providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Kimberly to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Kimberly 124 Mbps 8 $0.52 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +410.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +24.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +36.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +45.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +38.1 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( $0.00 )