Internet Providers in Montrose, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Montrose, AL
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.77

Internet Access in Montrose, Alabama

Montrose currently has only two widely available wired Internet providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. Their network offers speeds up to 100 Mbps and coverage in close to one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet provides Satellite, with availability for virtually one hundred percent of the area.

In terms of network technologies in use within the area, we see that the most widespread hardwired broadband Internet tech varieties are IPBB and Fiber (98.28 percent coverage) and Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage).

The Internet access data on this page comes from FCC coverage reports, and is enhanced with privatized databases and direct provider reporting to create more accurate resources than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our research and analysis team, who gather thousands of plans every year.

Since most houses are only wired for one telephone (DSL) company and one cable provider, the average home in Montrose has 2-3 wired broadband providers to choose from (2.53 per census block specifically). 6.44% of the Montrose area — 15 people — have one or fewer options. Regardless of other services available, including wireless, DSL and cable Internet services usually provide the best pricing for home use.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, C Spire Fiber also serves Montrose with Fiber availability in virtually one hundred percent of addresses and a recorded top speed of 20 Mbps. There are also 3 providers in Montrose with enterprise services like T1 and MPLS. Explore the interactive map below to see broadband coverage at the census block level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Montrose, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 95.3%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 98.3%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
C Spire Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Montrose

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Montrose is the 54th most connected city in Alabama behind Daphne, Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Silverhill, and Loxley.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 5,000 people in Baldwin 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: 59% of people living in Montrose 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 94% of Montrose 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 Baldwin County, approximately 23,000 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 Caps in Montrose

Many Internet companies have moved to increase the use of data limits onto their residential broadband packages recently. This trend holds true for Montrose, with common providers like Mediacom advertising capped plans. It's not a major concern for most customers, but may be an issue for households that download a large amount of high-def video. For reference, an HD video stream uses around three Gigabytes per hour, according to Netflix guidelines.

Compare Montrose to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Montrose 26.9 Mbps 6 $0.51 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +507.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +121.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +133.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +142.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +135.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )