Internet Providers in Saraland, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Saraland, AL
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 19
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $55.77

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.

C Spire Fiber as well as EarthLink also offer coverage in Saraland, often competing for the same customers.

In regards to broadband network options, Saraland has all the common Internet types: fiber and copper-based cable/DSL. Among the local options, Fiber-based service is the better network type, and has 57.91 percent availability around the area.

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.

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 Availability
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 20.3%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 94.9%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 96.7%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 96.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
C Spire Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Saraland

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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.

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.

Compare Saraland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Saraland 63.7 Mbps 9 $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +470.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +85.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +96.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +105.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +98.4 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )