Internet Providers in Section, AL

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

Top Internet Providers in Section, Alabama:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. CenturyLink
    93.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    93.2% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    58.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    58.3% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 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. Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative
    58.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    58.3% Available

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Internet Access in Section, Alabama

Broadband coverage and competition between providers in the Section area is overall low. 44.31 percent of the population have one (or fewer) options forbroadband Internet access. So far as connectivity, Section ranks at 345th out of 514 communities in Alabama.

CenturyLink provides an alternative, serving Section with 93 percent local availability and a top speed of 65 Mbps.

Viasat Internet is currently the most likely option in Section. practically one hundred percent of Section census blocks can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most common second option, serving near one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Section is 25 Mbps.

In terms of network technology offered across the Section area, we see that the most prevalent physical wire Internet connection varieties are DSL and 5G Internet, with 93.20% and 58.30% respectively. DSL service is transmitted over telephone wires, and is sold by providers such as CenturyLink that have existing phone networks. As copper wires go, the twisted copper construction of telephone lines provides slightly less bandwidth compared to newer wire types such as cable and fiber.

The coverage data on BroadbandNow comes from FCC and governmental reported data. Internet providers in Section must agree to report deployment data biannually. Using direct agreements with ISPs, we are able to validate this data with privatized data reported by Internet providers. This lets us to produce more accurate maps and availability data than government tools. Our speed averages are calculated based on browser-based speed tests from Section households from M-Labs. So far as plan price and terms info, our research team has manually filed 213 broadband plans in Section over recent years, with 16 currently available.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Section, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL and Fixed Wireless 8s 58.3%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 93.2%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 58.3%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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

Section is the 345th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Fyffe and Rainsville, but behind Scottsboro, Dutton, and Hollywood.

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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 500 people in Jackson 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: 58% of people living in Section 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 56% of Section 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 Jackson County, approximately 3,000 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 Section to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Section 10.6 Mbps 9 $0.76 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +571.1 Mbps ) 22 ( +13 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +162.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +189.1 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +191.6 Mbps ) 27 ( +18 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +185.9 Mbps ) 11 ( +2 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )