Internet Providers in Sylvania, AL

Enter your zip code to find broadband in your neighborhood.

Residential Internet Statistics for Sylvania, AL
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $64.49

Internet Access in Sylvania, Alabama

Information on this page is calculated based on biannual FCC coverage reports. We leverage direct provider reports and other private datasets to further validate and enhance the information down to the census block level. Plane and pricing data is aggregated by our data team. Locally, we've analyzed and verified 111 broadband plans in Sylvania since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 38 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.

Considering network technologies offered around the area, we see that the most common physical wire broadband technology types are Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage) and IPBB (15.00 percent coverage).

The average Sylvania household has 3 companies at their address, or exactly 3.87 Internet providers in each census block.

Viasat Internet is the most commonly available choice in Sylvania. near one hundred percent of the Sylvania area can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite Internet service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet in Sylvania is 25 megabits per second.

Aside from the Internet options detailed above, Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative is a third option for coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the Sylvania area. Wireless providers like KilliansNet are also sometimes a good choice, but the incumbent wired options usually offer a better value when it comes to speed.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Sylvania with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Sylvania is the 128th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Henagar, Fyffe, Rainsville, and Pisgah, but behind Dutton.

Recognition

fiber-certification-badge

Sylvania, AL

Are you a journalist or researcher writing about this topic?

Contact us and we'll connect you with a broadband market expert on our team who can provide insights and data to support your work.

Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Sylvania, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 100.0%
Vyve Broadband 960 Mbps Cable 8s 10.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s 15.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sylvania

Sylvania Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
Click here to initialize interactive map
Sylvania is the 128th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Henagar, Fyffe, Rainsville, and Pisgah, but behind Dutton.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in DeKalb 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: 100% of people living in Sylvania 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 100% of Sylvania 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 DeKalb County, approximately 5,000 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 Sylvania

Data collected by our research team suggests that top providers in Sylvania place a limit on streaming on residential broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a strategy to limit video streaming, while providers insist that data caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Sylvania to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sylvania 106.1 Mbps 8 $0.85 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +428.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +42.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +54.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +63.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +56 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( $0.00 )