Internet Service Providers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Residential Internet Statistics for Tuscaloosa, AL
|Wired Internet Providers:||5|
|Average Speed Test Result:||75.94 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||2,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||2.8%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internet Access in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
The overall most common wired Internet options within Tuscaloosa are IPBB lines alongside Fiber. FCC filings suggest IPBB has a 92.14 percent territory in the area, compared with Fiber's 28.71 percent penetration. Even considering that coaxial cable and DSL networks are often cheaper, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks are better designed to transmit digital data transit — not to mention that they deliver significantly better download speeds.
AT&T Internet provides an alternative. They offer 92 percent coverage and a top speed of 100 Mbps. Aside from consumer Internet, there are also 7 providers in Tuscaloosa with enterprise and business/smb services such as T1 or custom fiber loops. Our search results include every provider with business packages on their site, but residential providers sometimes offer business packages as well.
In terms of coverage options, the average location in Tuscaloosa has 3-4 providers serving their location. Only 6.16 percent of Tuscaloosa residents are limited to one choice for home broadband service.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) offers the largest coverage area for Tuscaloosa residents. They are available to near one hundred percent of Tuscaloosa. HughesNet is also a common option, serving near one hundred percent of Tuscaloosa with Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet for Tuscaloosa is 25 Mbps download.
Coverage data on this page comes via FCC data, requiring Internet companies in Tuscaloosa to submit deployment and subscriber data biannually. By leveraging direct agreements with Internet providers nationally, BroadbandNow is able to confirm this data with privatized data submitted via Internet providers. This lets us to create more detailed maps than governmental reports. Since 2014, BroadbandNow has processed 31,250 data rows on Internet access in Tuscaloosa. Our speed averages are calculated from browser-based speed tests from the Tuscaloosa area. When it comes to pricing and info our research process is manual. Our research team has found and listed 366 Internet plans in Tuscaloosa since 2014, with 40 currently available.
Internet Statistics 2021
6.2% of consumers in Tuscaloosa6,000 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 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s|
|Google Fiber||2,000 Mbps||Fiber||4s|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- AT&T Internet - 92.1% Availability in Tuscaloosa - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Xfinity - 87.6% Availability in Tuscaloosa - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
- Spectrum - 14.9% Availability in Tuscaloosa - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Google Fiber - 0.8% Availability in Tuscaloosa - Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Tuscaloosa - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Tuscaloosa - 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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Service Availability near The University Of Alabama and Stillman College
Within the 2 mile area around The University Of Alabama, the average house or apartment building will have 1 different choices for consumer internet access. Stillman College currently shows 2.03 providers to choose from at homes in a a couple of miles of their location. Both The University Of Alabama and Stillman College have average internet connections that are appropriate for students needs such as streaming online video, sharing sizable files, and online gaming. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every block around campus, and may be unavailable in apartment complexes. Remember that these averages are calculatedbased on performance analysis', and performance will likely be closer to the official speeds shown here.
Data Caps Among Tuscaloosa Internet Service Providers
Internet companies have been moving to impose data "plans" onto residential Internet plans recently. The trend holds true for the Tuscaloosa market, with local Internet choices like Xfinity adding plans with data caps. It's not a large issue for the majority of residents, but can be an issue for users who consume a large amount of high-def video. Caps on cable bundles tend to be about 1 Terabyte. This is way more than is used by 99% of customers. XFINITY from Comcast customers are advised to verify data caps before signing up.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Tuscaloosa
|AT&T Internet||DSL and Fiber||92.1%+||1,000 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||87.6%+||1,200 Mbps|
|Google Fiber||Fiber||0.8%+||2,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||63.1%+||987 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||67.1%+||940 Mbps|
|Uniti Fiber||Fiber||1.5%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Verizon Business||Copper||1.2%+||100 Mbps|
|GTT Communications||Copper||0.8%+||-- Mbps|
|Google Fiber||Fiber||0.5%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Tuscaloosa to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Tuscaloosa||75.9 Mbps||9||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +273.2 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.46 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +31.2 Mbps )||18 ( +9 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +23.8 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +35.8 Mbps )||21 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +39.4 Mbps )||9||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|