How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Shelby, Alabama
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Internet Access in Shelby, Alabama
DSL service is the only wired network option that has meaningful availability for residents of Shelby. According to the latest data, it's available to 92.44 percent of Shelby. DSL Internet service reaches subscribers via landline phone wires you see on telephone poles. This is the reason it often comes from phone companies like AT&T Internet.
The packages shown on this page are collected by hand by our data science and research staff. The 14 packages displayed above are the latest of 105 packages we've aggregated in Shelby to date.
In the less developed communities around Shelby, data shows that as many as 3,000 people have only one or fewer choices for wired Internet service.
AT&T Internet is one of the top three providers in Shelby, available for 92 percent of local addresses.
According to the most recent FCC filings, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest telecoms in Shelby in terms of coverage. As the maps below illustrate, the more common providers frequently cover the same addresses around Shelby.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Shelby3,000 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 Shelby, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||92.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||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.
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 Shelby
Data collected by our research team shows that many of the common ISPs in the area currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked because customers view caps as a tactic to stop streaming services. Providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which can use 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Shelby to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Shelby||23.5 Mbps||4||$2.40 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +510.9 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +125.3 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +137.1 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +146 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +138.6 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|