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Internet Providers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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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.
Internet Statistics 2021
7.6% of consumers in Tuscaloosa8,000 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%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
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 )|