Internet Providers in Summerdale, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Summerdale, AL
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.16

Internet Access in Summerdale, Alabama

Summerdale features two major broadband network options to grapple with: cable (64.28% availability) and DSL (virtually one hundred percent coverage). Coaxial cable broadband service is delivered via TV companies via pre-existing coaxial copper television wires on utility poles or buried along the street. DSL, similarly, is sent over twisted copper phone wires. The majority of Summerdale neighborhoods and addresses can access both cable service and/or DSL service from two alternating telecom companies.

CenturyLink as well as Mediacom Cable also have coverage in Summerdale, although speed test results suggests that real-world performance from CenturyLink might be faster.

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 217 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

1,000 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
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Summerdale, Alabama

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 99.6% Availability in Summerdale - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 64.3% Availability in Summerdale - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 16.2% Availability in Summerdale - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Summerdale - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Summerdale - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Summerdale

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Summerdale is the 26th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Loxley, Elberta, and Robertsdale, but behind Silverhill and Foley.

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: 12% of people living in Summerdale 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 66% of Summerdale 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Summerdale

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 99.6%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 64.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 16.2%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Harbor Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 48.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 14.4%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Summerdale to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Summerdale 102.3 Mbps 5 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +313.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +16.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +13.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +25.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +25.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )