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Internet Providers in Lincoln, Alabama
Most Popular Internet Providers in Lincoln, Alabama:
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Internet Access in Lincoln, Alabama
The average customer within Lincoln has 2.65 providers available to them. This is normal for the US, seeing as most companies that sell Internet plans have their roots as cable television and telephone providers. Most addresses are equipped for one of each.
USA Communications and CenturyLink also have coverage in Lincoln, often competing for the same customers.
Coverage from the two most common providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Lincoln.
Cable and DSL are the two dominant network options in Lincoln. They are frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Cable performance is usually better, but overall performance we've recorded with either Internet technology type are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block depending on the network infrastructure in a given area.
Coverage stats on BroadbandNow comes from FCC and governmental reported data. Internet providers in Lincoln must agree to report there coverage area data biannually. By using direct agreements with telecom companies, BroadbandNow is able to analyze and improve this data in comparison to private data including lit addresses reported by telecoms directly. Our speed averages are calculated from browser-based speed tests from Lincoln households. Some of the other data and statistics displayed below originate from NTIA and Census archives.
Internet Statistics 2022
9.6% of consumers in Lincoln700 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 Lincoln, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Hargray Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||61.6%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||89.0%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||63.5%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||63.5%|
|USA Communications||500 Mbps||Cable||16s||95.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Lincoln
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Lincoln to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Lincoln||45.3 Mbps||8||$0.44 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +500.3 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +116 Mbps )||20 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +135.6 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +141.3 Mbps )||26 ( +18 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +133.8 Mbps )||10 ( +2 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|