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Internet Providers in Spanish Fort, Alabama
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Internet Access in Spanish Fort, Alabama
Information here is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reports. We also use direct reporting from providers and other privatized data to enhance that information. Plane and pricing information is gathered manually by our research team. BroadbandNow has found and verified 259 Internet plans in Spanish Fort since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 351 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Broadband competition available for Spanish Fort is overall strong, with the average household having 3-4 providers available to them. Access isn't distributed equally, however. A notable 7.26 percent of households in the area still only have one option.
Spanish Fort residents have multiple high speed wired broadband types, namely fiber, cable, and/or DSL. Fiber has availability for 48.62 percent of residential addresses. Cable and DSL networks have 95.60 percent and 86.54 percent local footprints respectively.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Spanish Fort's most widely available wired broadband options.
Besides the Internet options detailed above, C Spire Fiber is another option to consider. They have coverage in near one hundred percent of Spanish Fort.
Internet Statistics 2021
7.3% of consumers in Spanish Fort800 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 Spanish Fort, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||95.6%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||84.3%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||86.5%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|C Spire Fiber||20 Mbps||Fiber||6m 49s||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.
Data Caps in Spanish Fort
Data collected by our research team shows that some of the common providers in the area use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Spanish Fort to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Spanish Fort||79.8 Mbps||8||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +454.6 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +69 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +80.8 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +89.7 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +82.3 Mbps )||8||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|