Internet Providers in Saraland, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Saraland, AL
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.15

Internet Access in Saraland, Alabama

The average resident in Saraland is serviceable by 4-5 Internet providers In context, this is actually a strong amount of choice in comparison to similar-sized cities. Robust competition of two or more providers in a city often results in more affordable regional pricing.

EarthLink as well as AT&T Internet also offer coverage in Saraland, often competing for the same customers.

DSL and cable are the dominant broadband network technologies around the Saraland metro area. They are fighting over the same potential customers at many addresses and generally competing on service quality. Cable performance tends to be stronger, but big-picture metrics seen with either system are comparable.

The plans shown here are manually collected by our data division.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable telecoms in Saraland so far as coverage. As the map below shows, these providers often compete at addresses around Saraland.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Saraland with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Saraland is the 9th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Satsuma, Creola, and Chunchula, but behind Mobile and Eight Mile.
  • The fastest zip code in Saraland for April 2021 is 36571. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Saraland, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Saraland, Alabama

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 96.7% Availability in Saraland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 96.7% Availability in Saraland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 94.9% Availability in Saraland - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 57.7% Availability in Saraland - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 57.2% Availability in Saraland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 20.3% Availability in Saraland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Saraland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Saraland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Saraland

Saraland Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Saraland is the 9th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Satsuma, Creola, and Chunchula, but behind Mobile and Eight Mile.

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

Approximately 12,000 people in Mobile 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: 58% of people living in Saraland 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 97% of Saraland 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.

As of this month, 36571 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Saraland.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Mobile County, approximately 23,000 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 Video Streaming Around Saraland

Data from our market researchers suggests that many of the popular ISPs in the area currently place a limit on data use on home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because customers see them as a tactic to limit "cord cutting". Providers insist that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Saraland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 96.7%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 96.7%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 94.9%+ 1,200 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 57.7%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 57.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 20.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 64.9%+ 987 Mbps
Harbor Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 37.3%+ 940 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 11.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Uniti Fiber Fiber 7.5%+ 25 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 5.1%+ 50 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 2.7%+ 100 Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 0.5%+ 20 Mbps

Compare Saraland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Saraland 78.5 Mbps 8 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +336.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +40.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +37.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +48.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +49.1 Mbps ) 8 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )