How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Princeton, Alabama
Most Popular Internet Providers in Princeton, Alabama:
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Internet Access in Princeton, Alabama
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Princeton. HughesNet is also widely available.
North Alabama Electric Co-op and AT&T Internet can also provide coverage in Princeton, with overlap in some streets.
Residents of Princeton on average have two or more Internet providers at a given address. The mapping tool on this page shows how competition changes in different parts of the city.
The plans listed here are collected manually by our research staff.
When it comes down to choosing an Internet provider, fiber Internet is the best choice in Princeton. All Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Princeton, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|North Alabama Electric Co-op||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||100.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||94.0%|
|EarthLink||18 Mbps||DSL||7m 35s||90.0%|
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 Cap Issues Around Princeton
Data from our market research team shows that common ISPs use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since consumers see caps as a strategy to discourage streaming, while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.