Internet Providers in Munford, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Munford, AL
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $67.49

Internet Access in Munford, Alabama

Munford currently has two widespread wired Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. They have speeds up to 100 Mbps and coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the population. As for HughesNet, they market Satellite. They have availability in close to one hundred percent of the area.

The information on this page is sourced from FCC filings specific to the area, and is using private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more granular listings than is available from government websites. Data about pricing and speeds of listed Internet plans is generated thanks to our research and analysis experts, who gather tens of thousands of data points annually. We've analyzed 227 Munford Internet plans from 2014 to the present. There are 23 Internet or bundled packages currently marketed.

In terms of network technologies available around Munford, the most prevalent hardwired Internet tech types are DSL (93.13 percent coverage) and Fiber (1.88 percent coverage). Fiber uses newer fiber-optic cables composed of thousands of glass or plastic strands which transmit digital data as light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to copper once in the "last mile." Copper technology can slow speeds, but they are still usually faster than regular cable/DSL. DSL Internet service is transmitted via phone lines up on utility poles, and comes from companies such as EarthLink that build or own copper phone lines. The twisted copper bundle construction of telephone lines results in lower speeds and bandwidth compared to newer wire types such as cable and significantly less than fiber.

Since most houses are only wired for one telephone provider and one cable company, the average home in Munford has 2-3 wired Internet options to choose from. 6.87% of Munford residents have one or fewer options for their broadband provider. Regardless of other networks in the area, cable and DSL broadband services usually provide the most agreeable pricing and data policies for home use.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, EarthLink is also in Munford with a recorded top speed of 100 Mbps. Explore the map below to see how many options residents have on the census block level, or check our speed data to compare how Viasat compares to other local ISPs in consumer speed tests.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Munford, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Munford, Alabama

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 93.0% Availability in Munford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 93.1% Availability in Munford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Sparklight - Cable - 54.0% Availability in Munford - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 1.9% Availability in Munford - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Munford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Munford - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Munford

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Munford is the 377th most connected city in Alabama behind Talladega, Eastaboga, Lincoln, Oxford, and Anniston.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Talladega 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.

Approximately 93% of Munford 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 Talladega County, approximately 13,000 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 Munford

Internet providers have moved to increase the use of "data caps" onto their home broadband plans recently. This trend holds true in the Munford market, with local providers like Sparklight featuring plans with data caps. It's not a large issue for most customers, but it can be an issue for subscribers who share the service with family or friends or "power users" who stream a lot of high-def video. Caps for cable plans are generally around one Terabyte. This is a problem for fewer than one percent of customers. Potential Sparklight (formerly Cable One) customers in Munford are advised to verify data caps before signing a contract, and not presume them based soley on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Munford

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 93.0%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 93.1%+ 100 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 54.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 1.9%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 10.5%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Munford to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Munford 25.5 Mbps 6 $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +389.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +93.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +90.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +101.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +102.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )