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Internet Providers in Pleasant Grove, Alabama
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Internet Access in Pleasant Grove, Alabama
4-5 ISPs are available for the average Pleasant Grove address. This is a lot of competition contrasted with similar-sized cities. Competition is correlated with more consumer-friendly pricing.
DSL and cable are the dominant network options within the Pleasant Grove area. They are frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Cable network speed is generally better and more robust, but big-picture metrics of either system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block depending on the network infrastructure in a given neighborhood.
Coverage from the biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might predict, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
Spectrum as well as EarthLink also provide coverage in Pleasant Grove, often competing for the same customers.
The Internet coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from governmental data from the FCC and privatized data collected directly from industry sources. Average statistics about speed and performance data comes primarily via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market researchers have manually validated package pricing and plan details on 202 broadband plans in Pleasant Grove as of 2022.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Pleasant Grove, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||98.7%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.8%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||16.8%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||16.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Pleasant Grove
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 and Cord Cutting Around Pleasant Grove
Data from our research team suggests that some of the popular providers in Pleasant Grove place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because customers view them as a tactic to limit video streaming, while providers explain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Pleasant Grove to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Pleasant Grove||43.5 Mbps||9||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +502.1 Mbps )||21 ( +12 )||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +117.8 Mbps )||20 ( +11 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +137.4 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +143.1 Mbps )||26 ( +17 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +135.6 Mbps )||10 ( +1 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|