Internet Providers in Spanish Fort, AL
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Residential Internet Statistics for Spanish Fort, AL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$64.98|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Spanish Fort, Alabama
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.
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|
|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 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.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Spanish Fort
|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|
|Harbor Communications||Fixed Wireless||100%||20 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|
|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 )|