Internet Providers in Shelby, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Shelby, AL
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 1
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $55

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

3,000 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
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Shelby, Alabama

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 92.4% Availability in Shelby - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 85.8% Availability in Shelby - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Shelby - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Shelby - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Shelby

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Shelby is the 401st most connected city in Alabama ahead of Jemison and Wilsonville, but behind Calera, Thorsby, and Columbiana.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Shelby 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.

In Shelby County, approximately 7,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Shelby

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 92.4%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 85.8%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Shelby to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Shelby 11.5 Mbps 4 $1.10 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +403.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +12 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +107.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +104.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +115.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +116.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )