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Internet Providers in Pelham, Alabama
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Internet Access in Pelham, Alabama
Pelham residences have an average of 2.16 ISPs to choose from. This is common amount of options, since most companies that provide Internet used to be cable TV and landline telephone providers. Most houses are wired for one of each.
The data listed here comes from FCC filings. Coverage data is validated using private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more granular listings than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speeds and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year. We've catalogued 305 Pelham Internet plans from 2014 to the present, with 37 Internet packages currently on the market in the area.
Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area for Pelham residents. They are available to near one hundred percent of Pelham. HughesNet is the most likely second option, serving close to one hundred percent of Pelham with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest plan for Pelham is 25 Mbps.
Spectrum is a common second choice. They offer practically one hundred percent local coverage and a maximum download speed of 940 Mbps. There are also 8 providers in city limits selling enterprise-level subscriptions like T1. The small business listings here include every provider with explicit business services advertised online.
To summarize, Cable and IPBB and Fiber are the most prevalent kinds of broadband service in the Pelham area. The map and download speed test data seen below show how the actual speed test results differ between specific zip codes and providers in Pelham.
Internet Statistics 2022
2.5% of consumers in Pelham500 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 Pelham, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||96.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||53.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||53.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Pelham
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 Pelham
Internet companies have added "data caps" on home WiFi and broadband plans recently. Some ISPs in the area, including AT&T Internet, have data caps according to our latest plan data. Data caps vary widely, and run anywhere from 250GB up to one Terabyte or more. Data caps are generally quite high, so they don't pose a problem for the majority of subscribers. AT&T Internet customers in Pelham are advised to confirm data use policies while signing up, and not presume the caps based on statements online.
Compare Pelham to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Pelham||142.8 Mbps||7||$0.61 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +402.8 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +18.5 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +38.1 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +43.8 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +36.3 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|