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Internet Providers in Somerville, Alabama
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Internet Access in Somerville, Alabama
The two most commonly available wired network types in Somerville are Cable followed by IPBB and Fixed Wireless. Cable has a 73.66 percent spread in the area, compared to the 51.67 percent IPBB and Fixed Wireless penetration.
34.93 percent of the Somerville area is stuck with only one or zero options for broadband-quality Internet services. Adjusting for all addresses in city limits, the average resident has 2 providers to choose from. In general, areas with more competition usually will find reduced pricing and stronger performance, since these companies will often upgrade service to win subscribers.
Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Somerville.
Spectrum and AT&T Internet also provide coverage in Somerville, although speed test data suggests that real-world performance from Spectrum might be more robust.
Coverage data analysis on this page comes from FCC data. ISPs in Somerville must agree to submit coverage data biannually. By using our relationships with providers, we are able to cross-validate this data against privatized data reported via Internet providers. This allows us to create more accurate maps than governmental reports. The speed averages displayed here are calculated based on real-world speed tests from Somerville.
Internet Statistics 2021
34.9% of consumers in Somerville2,000 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 Somerville, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|OTELCO||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||24.3%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||51.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||47.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||1.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Somerville
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.
Compare Somerville to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Somerville||73.2 Mbps||10||$0.59 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +472.4 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +88.1 Mbps )||18 ( +8 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +107.7 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +113.4 Mbps )||24 ( +14 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +105.9 Mbps )||9 ( -1 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|