Internet Providers in Roanoke, AL
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Residential Internet Statistics for Roanoke, AL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$68.42|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Roanoke, Alabama
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 283 Internet plans in the area around Roanoke since 2014.
Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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
24.1% of consumers in Roanoke2,000 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|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|CenturyLink||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|TEC||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s|
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 - 8.6% Availability in Roanoke - Speeds up to 80 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
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 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
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||28.0%+||940 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL||23.3%+||80 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||6||$0.71 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +374 Mbps )||14 ( +8 )||$0.54 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +77.5 Mbps )||18 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +74.8 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +86 Mbps )||21 ( +15 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +86.2 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|