Internet Providers in Piedmont, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Piedmont, AL
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $69.99

Internet Access in Piedmont, Alabama

FCC data is the primary source of the Piedmont-area Internet access information listed on this page. Since 2014, we've analyzed 8,055 rows of FCC and privatized data on broadband availability within Piedmont. The speed averages are drawn from 526 individual speed tests from IP addresses in Piedmont.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Piedmont.

53.64 percent of Piedmont residents are cut off from choice so far as true broadband Internet service. This is not an unexpected stat seeing as competition between the incumbent providers is not strong. Locations in the local area generally have 1 choices for broadband service.

Looking closer at the network technology options in Piedmont, there are basically two primary systems: cable (providers such as Spectrum) and DSL (think AT&T Internet).

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, AT&T Internet also serves Piedmont with a maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Fixed wireless plans from brands such as Weiss Internet connect their subscribers to 50 Mbps or more via wireless relays. See the map below to see broadband coverage at a granular level.

Internet Statistics 2021

7,000 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 Piedmont, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Piedmont, Alabama

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 60.9% Availability in Piedmont - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 52.8% Availability in Piedmont - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • TDS - DSL - 9.2% Availability in Piedmont - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Sparklight - Cable - 5.5% Availability in Piedmont - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Piedmont - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Piedmont - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Piedmont

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Piedmont is the 166th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Weaver, Wellington, Jacksonville, and Alexandria, but behind Centre.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Etowah 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 46% of Piedmont 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 Etowah County, approximately 4,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Piedmont

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Weiss Internet Fixed Wireless 67.9%+ 50 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 60.9%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 52.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
TDS Telecom DSL 9.2%+ 100 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 5.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Weiss Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 62.4%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Piedmont to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Piedmont 63.8 Mbps 7 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +351.6 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +55.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +52.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +63.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +63.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )