Internet Providers in Montgomery, AL
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Residential Internet Statistics for Montgomery, AL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$57.13|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Montgomery, Alabama
Internet Access in Montgomery, Alabama
Coverage data shows two major infrastructure choices in Montgomery: coaxial cable (99.00% availability) and DSL (83.28% coverage). Coaxial cable Internet access is usually delivered by TV companies via pre-existing copper coaxial TV wires mounted on utility poles or buried in the road. DSL Internet, similarly, is sent via twisted copper phone lines. The vast majority of Montgomery neighborhoods and census blocks can subscribe to coaxial cable or DSL from competing companies.
The packages shown on this page are collected individually through our research team.
Most households within Montgomery have two or more Internet providers at their building, although the number of options may change depending on which neighborhood you're looking at. The mapping tool provided below illustrates competition changes in different parts of Montgomery.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Montgomery.
Besides the Internet options detailed above, Spectrum is another option to consider. They have Internet in 98 percent of Montgomery. Fixed wireless companies like Wise Broadband and satellite providers such as are sometimes a good choice. However, the main wired options are usually a better deal when it comes to speed and price.
Internet Statistics 2021
3.2% of consumers in Montgomery6,000 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 Montgomery, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|EarthLink Fiber||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|AT&T Fiber||940 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s|
|EarthLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|AT&T||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Montgomery, Alabama
- AT&T Internet - IPBB - 83.1% Availability in Montgomery - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Spectrum - Cable - 98.4% Availability in Montgomery - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- WOW! - Cable - 90.0% Availability in Montgomery - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- EarthLink - DSL - 63.3% Availability in Montgomery - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 36.6% Availability in Montgomery - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- EarthLink - Fiber - 24.7% Availability in Montgomery - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 0.7% Availability in Montgomery - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
- Xfinity - Cable - 0.2% Availability in Montgomery - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Montgomery - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Montgomery - 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.
Internet Service Access for Education in Montgomery
Alabama State University and Auburn University At Montgomery are the largest universities in Montgomery. For the 10,576 combined students living in the area, strong internet service access is a must for accessing online course materials and viewing research. Both universities have 4-5 providers at the average address within two miles of each campus. Alabama State University students that live close to campus can expect to get download speeds of around 76.79 Mbps, according to speed test data in the Alabama State University zip. Speeds around Auburn University At Montgomery average out to 150.86 Mbps over 18,543 tests run in the past year.
FCC and US Government reports frequently cite the need to improve broadband availability for college and high school attendees.
Data Caps in Montgomery
Data from our market researchers shows that top ISPs in the area use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because customers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers insist that caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Montgomery
|AT&T Internet||IPBB||83.1%+||100 Mbps|
|Wise Broadband||Fixed Wireless||44.8%+||50 Mbps|
|AT&T Fiber||Fiber||36.6%+||940 Mbps|
|EarthLink Fiber||Fiber||24.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
|AT&T||Fixed Wireless||0.7%+||25 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||0.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||93.5%+||1,000 Mbps|
|WOW! Business||Fiber||66.6%+||1,000 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||Fiber||10.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Altice Business||Fiber||12.6%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Fiber||8.0%+||940 Mbps|
|Uniti Fiber||Fiber||7.2%+||25 Mbps|
|Verizon Business||Copper||5.7%+||50 Mbps|
|GTT Communications||Copper||1.1%+||-- Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||0.3%+||987 Mbps|
Compare Montgomery to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Montgomery||126.2 Mbps||11||$0.23 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +289.2 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( -7.3 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.23 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( -10 Mbps )||14 ( +3 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +1.2 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +1.4 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Montgomery
Decades-long customer overpaying for 100 mbps
I've had Spectrum (Charter) internet for around 20 yrs. Recently we added a lot of smart devices and I wasn't getting a good connection to my 4k TV. I purchased a new router and wanted to know what speed I was paying for with my $70 a month. No wonder it wasn't listed on my bill, as it was 100 mbps! Their packages start at $50 for 200! I was shocked. The sales rep told me he couldn't do anything about it and tried to sell me a bundle instead. I'm disgusted they have been ripping me off for this long! Time to change internet companies!
I have Xfinity for about 6 years. So far, the service has been really reliable and the speed is really great. The only issue I have with it is the bill and how it's capped. I had to upgrade to have unlimited but so far it is really reliable and great.