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Internet Providers in Weaver, Alabama
Residential Internet Statistics for Weaver, AL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$63.75|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Weaver, Alabama:
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Internet Access in Weaver, Alabama
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Weaver. HughesNet is also widely available.
In terms of availability, the average home in Weaver will have 3 providers serving their location. Still, 16.38 percent of Weaver residents are stuck with one or fewer options for residential broadband.
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) provides a common second choice. They offer 99 percent availability and a top download speed of 1,000 Mbps. There are 2 providers in city limits with enterprise-level products and services such as SD-WAN and MPLS. We list all providers with business plans on their website.
The data listed here comes via FCC reports specific to Weaver. Data is confirmed with privatized databases to output more accurate listings than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Address-level analysis is currently only available for select providers. Data about pricing of listed Internet plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans every year.
To summarize, Weaver's broadband infrastructure follows a pattern seen in many Alabama communities: strong coverage for cable and DSL service, with the caveat that most houses are stuck with one option for setting up either type of service. This pattern has a logical cause. Internet outfits started as TV and landline telephone companies. So, they can use these pre-existing wired networks to deliver their broadband bundles.
Internet Statistics 2021
16.4% of consumers in Weaver800 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 Weaver, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||99.2%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||73.1%|
|EarthLink Fiber||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||14.9%|
|EarthLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||74.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||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.
Data Cap Issues Around Weaver
Data from our market researchers suggests that some of the top providers currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since customers view them as a strategy to stop "cord cutting". Providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Weaver to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Weaver||68.8 Mbps||7||$0.50 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +465.6 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +80 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +91.8 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +100.7 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +93.3 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|