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Internet Providers in Section, Alabama
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Internet Access in Section, Alabama
The average home within Section has 2.49 providers to choose from. This is a normal level of competition for the US, seeing as the majority of Internet providers used to be cable television or phone providers, and most houses are equipped for one of each.
CenturyLink provides an alternative, serving Section with 93 percent local availability and a top speed of 60 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only option for Internet service in Section. fixed wireless companies like Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative are able to deliver 50 Mbps over direct wireless technology.
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 Satellite, with 93.20% and near one hundred percent respectively. DSL is transmitted by telephone wires up on utility poles, and comes from companies like CenturyLink that own phone lines. The twisted copper construction of phone lines outputs a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to more modern techs like cable and significantly less than 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 204 broadband plans in Section over recent years, with 14 currently available.
Internet Statistics 2021
42.2% of consumers in Section1,000 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 Section, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||57.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||93.2%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.