Internet Providers in Summerdale, AL
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Residential Internet Statistics for Summerdale, AL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$53.28|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Summerdale, Alabama
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 209 Internet plans in the area around Summerdale, in total.
According to the latest FCC data, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||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 - 13.5% 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 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.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Summerdale
|Mediacom Cable||Cable||64.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL||93.4%+||100 Mbps|
|Harbor Communications||Fixed Wireless||100%||20 Mbps|
|Mediacom Business||Cable||48.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||Fiber||9.9%+||940 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||$0.82 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +313.1 Mbps )||14 ( +9 )||$0.54 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +16.6 Mbps )||18 ( +13 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +13.9 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +25.1 Mbps )||21 ( +16 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +25.3 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|