Internet Providers in Alma, GA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alma, GA
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.95

Internet Access in Alma, Georgia

So far as network types, cable broadband is the primary high-speed network type within Alma limits. According to our coverage data, it is the only wired option for most local addresses.

100 percent of Alma is without a choice so far as broadband Internet service. This is not a shock since competition between providers is not strong. Addresses in the local area have an average 1 options for service, accounting for the entire local population.

ATC Broadband is also a commonly available Internet option for Alma. They offer primarily Cable connections available to 62 percent of the area.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Alma.

Internet access insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of government data and privatized datasets we collect from ISPs. Statistics regarding speed data is sourced from M-Labs. [1] Our researchers have hand-sourced price and plan details for 193 Internet packages in the Alma market to date.

Internet Statistics 2021

9,000 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 Alma, Georgia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
ATC Broadband 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
ATC Broadband 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
ATC Broadband 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alma, Georgia

  • ATC Broadband - Cable - 62.5% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • ATC Broadband - Fiber - 25.0% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • ATC Broadband - DSL - 10.0% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 5.1% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alma

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Alma is the 259th most connected city in Georgia ahead of Patterson, but behind Baxley, Blackshear, Nicholls, and Douglas.

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

Approximately 25 people in Bacon 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: 25% of people living in Alma 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.

In Bacon County, approximately 2,000 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 and Cord Cutting Around Alma

Data from our researchers suggests that common providers in Alma currently use data caps on residential broadband connections. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which can eat up 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alma

Provider Type Coverage Speed
ATC Broadband Cable 62.5%+ 100 Mbps
ATC Broadband Fiber 25.0%+ 100 Mbps
ATC Broadband DSL 10.0%+ 50 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 5.1%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
ATC Broadband Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 31.3%+ 25 Mbps
Uniti Fiber Fiber 7.2%+ 25 Mbps

Compare Alma to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alma 30.3 Mbps 6 $0.11 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +385.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +88.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +85.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +97.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +97.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Alma

Verizon Quality

Never really had any other kind but the mobile smartphone service is really good and I'm not even in a great area for cell phone service.