Internet Providers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Most Popular Internet Providers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama:

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  • 1. 1. AT&T Internet
    91.7% Available
    91.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
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    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Xfinity
    87.6% Available
    87.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $20 - $106
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 9 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. EarthLink
    44.3% Available
    44.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 7-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes shipping of modem and self-install kit.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 6. 6. Spectrum
    14.9% Available
    14.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 6 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. Google Fiber
    0.8% Available
    0.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    2000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 1000-2000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free professional installation or self-install kit.
    • Price Range: $70 - $100
1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Tuscaloosa. See All
  • 1. 1. Spectrum Business
    67.1% Available
    67.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Comcast Business
    63.1% Available
    63.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    987 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-987mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation when you order online.
    • Price Range: $70 - $499.95
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 5 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. AT&T
    18% Available
    18%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-940mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $75 - $75
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 4. Google Fiber
    0.5% Available
    0.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 1000-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Professional installation included.
    • Price Range: $100 - $250
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 5. 4. Comcast Business
    63.1% Available
    63.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    987 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-987mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation when you order online.
    • Price Range: $70 - $499.95
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 5 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 5. AT&T
    18% Available
    18%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
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    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-940mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $75 - $75
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 7. 6. Windstream
    2.2% Available
    2.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    1 Mbps
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  • 8. Uniti Fiber
    1.5% Available
    1.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    25 Mbps
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  • 9. Verizon Business
    1.2% Available
    1.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    50 Mbps
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  • 10. AssetBlack
    1% Available
    1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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  • 11. CenturyLink Business
    0.9% Available
    0.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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  • 12. GTT
    0.8% Available
    0.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    N/A
6 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Tuscaloosa. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The overall most common wired Internet options within Tuscaloosa are IPBB and Fiber lines alongside Cable. FCC filings suggest IPBB and Fiber has a 91.66 percent territory in the area, compared with Cable's 87.61 percent penetration.

AT&T Internet provides an alternative. They offer 91 percent coverage and a top speed of 100 Mbps. Aside from consumer Internet, there are also 8 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.

The majority of Tuscaloosa households have 2-3 wired broadband service providers to choose from. 7.59% of the Tuscaloosa area have one or fewer choices. Regardless of alternative services with local coverage, DSL and cable broadband services usually offer the most agreeable price and data packages for home use.

Viasat Internet 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 384 Internet plans in Tuscaloosa since 2014, with 48 currently available.

  • There are 17 internet providers in Tuscaloosa with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Tuscaloosa is the 126th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Cottondale, Northport, Coker, Brookwood, and Buhl.
  • The fastest zip code in Tuscaloosa for July 2021 is 35405. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

8,000 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 Availability
Google Fiber 2,000 Mbps Fiber 4s 0.8%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 87.6%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 91.7%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 44.3%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 14.9%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Tuscaloosa

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Tuscaloosa is the 126th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Cottondale, Northport, Coker, Brookwood, and Buhl.

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

Approximately 8,000 people in Tuscaloosa 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: 29% of people living in Tuscaloosa 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 92% of Tuscaloosa 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.

As of this month, 35405 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Tuscaloosa.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Tuscaloosa County, approximately 10,000 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.

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.

Compare Tuscaloosa to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Tuscaloosa 75.7 Mbps 9 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +458.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.48 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +73.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +84.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +93.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +86.4 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.66 ( + $0.00 )

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Who has the cheapest internet service in Tuscaloosa, AL?

    In Tuscaloosa, XFINITY from Comcast currently offers the cheapest internet options. The provider has plans starting from $19.99 per month.

  • Which provider offers the fastest speeds in Tuscaloosa, AL?

    The fastest internet speed available in Tuscaloosa is currently 2000 Mbps. Google Fiber has several plans to choose from that include this speed.

  • Which provider has the best internet service in Tuscaloosa, AL?

    The best internet in Tuscaloosa, Alabama will depend on your specific needs and neighborhood. XFINITY from Comcast has some of the most widespread service options, whereas Google Fiber has the fastest speeds.

  • Does Tuscaloosa, AL, have fiber internet?

    AT&T and EarthLink both offer fiber options in Tuscaloosa. AT&T Fiber covers over 28 percent of the city, while EarthLink is available in 13 percent of homes.

  • Is there free Wi-Fi in Tuscaloosa, AL?

    AT&T, Spectrum, and Xfinity offer free Wi-Fi hotspots to existing customers in Tuscaloosa for no extra fees. If your provider doesn’t have free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free Wi-Fi at the public library and certain restaurants or cafes in Tuscaloosa.