Internet Providers in Roanoke, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Roanoke, AL
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.96

Internet Access in Roanoke, Alabama

You can expect to find two primary infrastructure types within Roanoke — cable (66.26% coverage) and DSL (98.91% coverage). Coaxial cable broadband service is provided through cable TV companies, using coaxial copper television lines mounted on telephone poles or buried along the street. DSL, similarly, is sent via twisted copper phone lines. The vast majority of Roanoke neighborhoods and blocks can access both cable service and DSL from two alternating Internet companies.

The packages displayed on this page are manually gathered through our data science and research team. We have gathered 329 Internet plans in the area around Roanoke since 2014.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As residents might predict, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Roanoke.

TEC as well as Spectrum also provide Internet service in Roanoke, with TEC performing somewhat better according to speed test analysis.

To summarize, the Internet market isn't perfect in Roanoke. Activate the map to understand which streets in Roanoke have more or less competition. As it stands, a limited 2,000 Roanoke locals have access to fewer than one providers.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Roanoke, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
TEC 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
TEC 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Roanoke, Alabama

  • TEC - DSL - 93.0% Availability in Roanoke - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 66.3% Availability in Roanoke - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • TEC - Fiber - 35.1% Availability in Roanoke - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 8.3% Availability in Roanoke - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 5.4% Availability in Roanoke - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Roanoke - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Roanoke - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Roanoke

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Roanoke is the 105th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Franklin, Wadley, Lafayette, Wedowee, and Woodland.

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 Randolph 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: 35% of people living in Roanoke 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 76% of Roanoke 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 Randolph County, approximately 6,000 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.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting in Roanoke

Data collected by our research team suggests that some of the popular ISPs in the area currently use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since consumers see caps as a strategy to stop video streaming, while providers explain they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is video streaming, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Roanoke

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TEC DSL 93.0%+ 50 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 66.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
TEC Fiber 35.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 8.3%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 5.4%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
TEC DSL 100% 50 Mbps
TEC Copper 100% 100 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 28.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
TEC Fiber 22.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 6.3%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 0.4%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Roanoke to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Roanoke 41.4 Mbps 7 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +374 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +77.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +74.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +86 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +86.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )