Internet Service Providers in Rainsville, Alabama

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rainsville, AL
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 72.82 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

Internet Access in Rainsville, Alabama

Rainsville features a total of 6 Internet service providers (ISPs) with home service. If you count business Internet, there are 9 serviceable providers in the area,. (Note that some might be "double entries", since many providers sell home and enterprise service separately.)

So far as coverage options, the average Rainsville building has 3 providers at their address.

Taking a look now at network technology available within the Rainsville area, we see that the most prevalent wired broadband tech options are Satellite and Fiber, with close to one hundred percent and virtually one hundred percent respectively. Fiber is composed of newer, more modern Fiber-optical cables composed of dense glass strands which can send digital data using light. Some fiber connections switch to to copper connections once in the "last mile." As a result, not all fiber connections offer true "gigabit" speeds.

The data listed here is primarily sourced from FCC reports, and is enhanced using privatized databases to output more accurate resources than is available from government websites. Information about pricing and speed of individual Internet plans is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread Internet option overall, covering near one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, is available to about practically one hundred percent of residents. The top download speed advertised for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised packages as high as 25 Mbps. In general, any speed above 10 megabits per second (Mbps) is sufficient to view lower-quality videos on WiFi, but is likely to become challenging for multiple users or bandwidth-intensive apps like video chat and etc. You can explore the Internet availability maps below to see broadband options down to the census block level.

  • There are 7 internet providers in Rainsville with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Rainsville is the 159th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Section, but behind Dutton, Fort Payne, Sylvania, and Fyffe.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Rainsville: Powell and Shiloh

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Rainsville, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Rainsville, Alabama

  • Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative - 100.0% Availability in Rainsville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Rainsville - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Rainsville - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rainsville

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Rainsville is the 159th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Section, but behind Dutton, Fort Payne, Sylvania, and Fyffe.

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 DeKalb 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: 100% of people living in Rainsville 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 100% of Rainsville 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 DeKalb County, approximately 5,000 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.

Internet access in Rainsville neighborhoods

Rainsville Broadband data can be found in the following local neighborhoods: Powell and Shiloh.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Rainsville

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative Fiber, DSL, and Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
KilliansNet Fixed Wireless 20.3%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
KilliansNet Fixed Wireless 24.1%+ 25 Mbps

Compare Rainsville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Rainsville 72.8 Mbps 6 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +276.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +34.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +26.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +38.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +42.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )