Internet Providers in Montgomery, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Montgomery, AL
Internet Providers: 20
Internet Plans: 21
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $57.13

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.

  • There are 20 internet providers in Montgomery with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Montgomery is the 14th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Pike Road, Prattville, Millbrook, Hope Hull, and Elmore.
  • The fastest zip code in Montgomery for April 2021 is 36106. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

6,000 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
Spectrum 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
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
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 Provider Competition Map For Montgomery

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Montgomery is the 14th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Pike Road, Prattville, Millbrook, Hope Hull, and Elmore.

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 Montgomery 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: 37% of people living in Montgomery 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 97% of Montgomery 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.

As of this month, 36106 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Montgomery.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Montgomery County, approximately 5,000 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.

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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 83.1%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 98.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
WOW! Cable 90.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 63.3%+ 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
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 93.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
WOW! Business Fiber 66.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 25.1%+ 940 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
Windstream Fiber 3.3%+ 100 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.1%+ -- Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.3%+ 987 Mbps
Tailwind Cable 0.1%+ 100 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!

BEST SERVICE

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Montgomery, Alabama

  • Which internet provider offers the cheapest service in Montgomery, Alabama?

    We have found that WOW! offers the cheapest internet service in Montgomery, Alabama, starting at $19.99 for internet only.

  • What is the fastest internet service available in Montgomery, Alabama?

    The fastest internet service in Montgomery, Alabama is provided by XFINITY from Comcast, who offers up to 1200 Mbps depending upon the plan.

  • Who has the best internet service options in Montgomery, Alabama?

    In Montgomery, Spectrum has the most widespread cable internet service, while AT&T Fiber has the most robust network for fiber internet