Internet Providers in Montrose, AL
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Residential Internet Statistics for Montrose, AL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$49.37|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Montrose, Alabama
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 (98.28 percent coverage) and Fiber (59.23 percent coverage). Fiber technology uses newer, more modern fiber-optic lines, which are composed of hair-like glass strands which can deliver digital data as light. Some fiber connections switch to to copper connections once in the "last mile." Copper technology can hamper performance, but are almost always a grade higher than cable/DSL.
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, AT&T Internet also serves Montrose with a recorded top speed of 100 Mbps. There are also 3 providers in Montrose with specialized enterprise service like T1 and MPLS. Explore the interactive map below to compare broadband coverage on the census block level.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Montrose, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|AT&T Fiber||940 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Montrose, Alabama
- AT&T Internet - IPBB - 98.3% Availability in Montrose - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Mediacom - Cable - 95.3% Availability in Montrose - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 59.2% Availability in Montrose - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Montrose - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Montrose - 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.
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.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Montrose
|AT&T Internet||IPBB||98.3%+||100 Mbps|
|Mediacom Cable||Cable||95.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|AT&T Fiber||Fiber||59.2%+||940 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Harbor Communications||Fixed Wireless||100%||20 Mbps|
|Mediacom Business||Cable||35.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Uniti Fiber||Fiber||14.6%+||25 Mbps|
Compare Montrose to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Montrose||22.1 Mbps||5||$0.52 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +393.3 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +96.8 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +94.1 Mbps )||14 ( +9 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +105.3 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +105.5 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|