Internet Providers in Riverside, AL

Residential Internet Statistics for Riverside, AL
Internet Service Providers: 3
Plans Start From: $45
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Riverside, Alabama:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. CenturyLink
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    100% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    54.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    54.6% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. Hargray
    77.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    77.6% Available

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Internet Access in Riverside, Alabama

Information on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory filings. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider reports and other private data to validate the information on a census block or lit address level. Pricing and plan information on BroadbandNow is collected through our data science team. BroadbandNow has analyzed and verified 192 bundled broadband plans in Riverside since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 5 records as of 2022. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

HughesNet is a common second choice to the primary providers, serving Riverside with a maximum download speed of 25 Mbps.

Taking a look at network tech offered Riverside, we see that the most widespread hardwired broadband technology infrastructures are DSL (close to one hundred percent coverage) and 5G Internet (54.64 percent coverage). Phone providers are the main source for DSL connections, since DSL sends data packets over telephone wires. As copper wires go, the twisted copper bundle construction of telephone wires allows for slightly less bandwidth compared to cable and several times less than fiber.

CenturyLink has the widest availability for Riverside residents. The provider is available to close to one hundred percent of Riverside. Viasat Internet is also a common option, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. Viasat's strongest package in Riverside is 100 megabits per second.

On the whole, choice between ISPs in Riverside isn't high (2.93 companies registered in the average census block). 2 companies per resident isn't much, but it's enough to drive competition on price that benefits consumer living in well-wired parts of the city.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Riverside, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Hargray Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber and Cable 8s 77.6%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 100.0%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 54.6%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Riverside is the 97th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Lincoln, Eastaboga, and Ragland, but behind Odenville and Pell City.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in St. Clair County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 16% of people living in Riverside have residential fiber service available to them.

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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 Riverside residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In St. Clair County, approximately 7,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Riverside to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Riverside 26.5 Mbps 8 $2.16 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +555.2 Mbps ) 22 ( +14 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +146.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +173.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +175.7 Mbps ) 27 ( +19 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +170 Mbps ) 11 ( +3 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )