Internet Providers in Pell City, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Pell City, AL
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 13
Fastest Speed Available: 940 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $60.29

Internet Access in Pell City, Alabama

The average subscriber in the Pell City area has 2.75 providers available. This is a normal level of competition, seeing as most Internet providers used to be cable TV or phone providers, and most addresses have long been wired for one of each.

The data on this page is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports, and is enhanced against privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more granular results than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced through our data analysis experts, who gather thousands of plans each year. We've gathered 241 Pell City Internet plans from 2014–present, with 24 Internet deals currently available.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common option in Pell City. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of Pell City census blocks. HughesNet is also a common choice, serving close to one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite broadband service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet for Pell City is 25 megabits per second.

CenturyLink is a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Pell City with a top speed of 100 Mbps. Outside of residential Internet, there are 2 companies in the city offering specialized enterprise and business/smb technologies such as T1 and MPLS. Our results include all providers with explicit business packages on their website.

So, essentially, you're likely making a choice between DSL and Fiber. The granular coverage maps and download speed test data below show how the real-world speed statistics differ between each of the zip codes and ISPs in the area.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Pell City with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Pell City is the 81st most connected city in Alabama ahead of Riverside, Lincoln, and Cropwell, but behind Moody and Odenville.
  • The fastest zip code in Pell City for April 2021 is 35125. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Pell City, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
CenturyLink 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Hargray Communications 300 Mbps Cable 27s
USA Communications 500 Mbps Cable 16s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Pell City, Alabama

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 92.7% Availability in Pell City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • USA - Cable - 75.8% Availability in Pell City - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Hargray - Cable - 74.5% Availability in Pell City - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - Fiber - 22.4% Availability in Pell City - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Windstream - DSL - 21.7% Availability in Pell City - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Pell City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Pell City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Pell City

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Pell City is the 81st most connected city in Alabama ahead of Riverside, Lincoln, and Cropwell, but behind Moody and Odenville.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in St. Clair 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: 14% of people living in Pell City 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 93% of Pell City 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, 35125 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Pell City.

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

In St. Clair County, approximately 10,000 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 Pell City

Internet service providers have added "data caps" to their residential Internet packages in recent years. Some Internet service providers in Pell City, including CenturyLink, have data caps, according to the latest data. Data caps in general vary quite a bit. They typically run anywhere from 250GB up to a Terabyte. Data caps are usually very high, which means that they don't pose an issue for most customers. CenturyLink users in Pell City are advised to confirm data limitations when purchasing service. Don't assume the caps based on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Pell City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 92.7%+ 100 Mbps
USA Communications Cable 75.8%+ 500 Mbps
Hargray Communications Cable 74.5%+ 300 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber 22.4%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream DSL 21.7%+ 200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 98.0%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 17.3%+ 940 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.3%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Pell City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Pell City 23.4 Mbps 7 $1.26 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +392 Mbps ) 14 ( +7 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +95.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +92.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +104 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +104.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )