Internet Providers in Vandiver, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Vandiver, AL
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.83

Internet Access in Vandiver, Alabama

Vandiver offers 5 residential Internet providers, or 8 when including business and mobile operators. There are 5 broadband choices such as cable or DSL.

The plans listed on this page are manually gathered by our data science team. We've aggregated 181 Internet plans in Vandiver, in total.

DSL and cable are the two primary broadband technologies within Vandiver. They are fighting for the same customers at many addresses and competing with each other. Performance from cable is generally better. That said, big-picture performance metrics we've recorded with either Internet technology system are comparable.

2 providers per address may be a low amount of competition when compared to more densely populated cities, but it's sufficient to reduce pricing in Vandiver communities where providers overlap. As is clear in the interactive map below, availability can vary from block to block.

According to the latest FCC filings and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Vandiver as measured by coverage. As the map below demonstrates, the more common providers frequently compete at addresses around Vandiver.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Vandiver, Alabama

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.1%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Windstream 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 3.3%
AT&T Internet 6 Mbps IPBB 22m 45s 97.5%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Vandiver

Vandiver Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Vandiver is the 278th most connected city in Alabama behind Moody, Vincent, Leeds, Cropwell, and Sterrett.

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 Shelby 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.

Approximately 98% of Vandiver 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 Shelby County, approximately 7,000 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 Vandiver

Data from our researchers suggests that some of the top ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on data use for their home broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue since customers see caps as a strategy to limit streaming. Providers maintain that they are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: video streaming, which easily uses 1–7GB/hour.

Compare Vandiver to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Vandiver 16.4 Mbps 5 $0.96 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +518 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +132.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +144.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +153.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +145.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )