Internet Providers in Spanish Fort, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Spanish Fort, AL
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $64.98

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 256 Internet plans in Spanish Fort since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,001 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.

When considering the network technology types in Spanish Fort, there are basically two options: cable and DSL (providers like EarthLink).

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Spanish Fort's most widely available wired broadband options.

Besides the Internet options detailed above, Mediacom Cable is another option to consider. They have coverage in 95 percent of Spanish Fort.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Spanish Fort with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Spanish Fort is the 18th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Loxley and Stapleton, but behind Mobile, Daphne, and Fairhope.

Internet Statistics 2021

800 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
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Spanish Fort, Alabama

  • EarthLink - DSL - 86.5% Availability in Spanish Fort - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 84.3% Availability in Spanish Fort - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 95.6% Availability in Spanish Fort - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 48.6% Availability in Spanish Fort - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 48.6% Availability in Spanish Fort - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Spanish Fort - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Spanish Fort - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Spanish Fort

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Spanish Fort is the 18th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Loxley and Stapleton, but behind Mobile, Daphne, and Fairhope.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Baldwin 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.

Fiber Availability: 49% of people living in Spanish Fort have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 93% of Spanish Fort residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Baldwin County, approximately 23,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Spanish Fort

Provider Type Coverage Speed
EarthLink DSL 86.5%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 84.3%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 95.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 48.6%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 48.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Harbor Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 41.6%+ 940 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 57.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
C Spire Business Fiber 5.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Uniti Fiber Fiber 7.9%+ 25 Mbps
Wysper Fixed Wireless 3.0%+ 80 Mbps
Windstream Copper 3.0%+ 5 Mbps
C Spire Business Cable 1.4%+ 500 Mbps

Compare Spanish Fort to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Spanish Fort 75.3 Mbps 7 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +340.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +43.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +40.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +52.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +52.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )