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Internet Providers in Pell City, Alabama
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Internet Access in Pell City, Alabama
The average subscriber in the Pell City area has 2.71 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 243 Pell City Internet plans from 2014–present, with 21 Internet deals currently available.
Viasat Internet 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 140 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 and Satellite. 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
6.7% of consumers in Pell City1,000 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 Pell City, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Hargray Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||75.1%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||92.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|USA Communications||500 Mbps||Cable||16s||75.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Pell City to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Pell City||26.4 Mbps||7||$0.55 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +508 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +122.4 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +134.2 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +143.1 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +135.7 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|