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Internet Providers in Summerdale, Alabama
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Internet Access in Summerdale, Alabama
Summerdale features a variety of network types locally, including fiber and cable. Fiber to the Home, the most desirable connection type so far as upload speed, has availability in 11.59 percent of Summerdale, accounting for all service providers. Cable, the strongest budget choice, is available to 64.28 percent of Summerdale residents.
C Spire Fiber as well as CenturyLink also have coverage in Summerdale, with shared territory in some blocks.
Looking at the less well-developed areas around Summerdale, coverage data shows that as many as 1,000 people have only one or fewer choices for broadband-level Internet service.
The plans displayed above are collected by hand through our research staff. Our team has gathered 221 Internet plans in the area around Summerdale, in total.
According to the latest FCC data, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Summerdale in terms of coverage area. The more common providers frequently cover the same addresses around Summerdale.
Internet Statistics 2021
33.6% of consumers in Summerdale1,000 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 Summerdale, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||64.3%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||99.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||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 and Video Streaming Around Summerdale
Data from our researchers shows that common providers in Summerdale currently use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a strategy to stop video streaming. Providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Summerdale to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Summerdale||81.2 Mbps||6||$0.43 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +453.2 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +67.6 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +79.4 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +88.3 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +80.9 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|