Find internet service and providers in Alabama
Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Alabama
AT&T and Spectrum are Alabama’s most common internet providers, although they’re mainly around the major cities. AT&T’s peak fiber speeds reach 5,000Mbps, and Spectrum’s highest speeds top out at 1,000Mbps. Xfinity’s cable internet coverage isn’t quite as extensive, bleeding in from Atlanta and extending to Huntsville, Florence, and Tuscaloosa. Verizon, Brightspeed, and WOW! Internet are also available, but if you can’t get wired internet, T-Mobile’s fixed wireless internet is your best bet over satellite.
Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars from customers in Alabama.
That ranks Alabama 25th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.Learn more about our methodology
Internet customer satisfaction in Alabama
$74.10 average price per payment for internet, per household
87.6% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs
3.7/5 average customer service rating of internet services
3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide
2.46 average people per household
$51,022 average income per household
42 average age per household
50% of population employed
Fastest internet providers in Alabama
|Provider||Avg download speed||Avg upload speed||Availability||Order online|
|Copper Valley Telecom||209.78 Mbps||197.74 Mbps||95.83%||View Plans for Copper Valley Telecom|
|NEW HOPE TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE||208.17 Mbps||212.61 Mbps||45.11%||View Plans for New Hope Telephone Cooperative|
|Cooperative Telephone Exchange||207.42 Mbps||172.93 Mbps||41.2%||View Plans for Cooperative Telephone Exchange|
|Google Fiber||203.23 Mbps||174.08 Mbps||58.92%|
|Troy Cablevision, Inc.||185.11 Mbps||131.86 Mbps||55.89%||View Plans for Troy Cablevision, Inc.|
Internet by tech type
|Internet tech type||Avg download speed||% of people with access||% availability||Learn more|
|5G Home||245 Mbps||75.55%||99%||See all providers|
|Cable||867.28 Mbps||88.98%||82.17%||See all providers|
|DSL||173.95 Mbps||49.44%||75.5%||See all providers|
|Fiber||3468.69 Mbps||71.75%||79.96%||See all providers|
|Fixed Wireless||16.52 Mbps||24.23%||56.67%||See all providers|
|LTE Home||99 Mbps||6.37%||99%||See all providers|
|Satellite||99.24 Mbps||95.89%||100%||See all providers|
Best cities for internet in Alabama
Cities in Alabama with the fastest internet
Hazel Green is the best city in Alabama for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Harvest and Prattville also earn top rankings, according to our data.
The most connected cities in Alabama
Birmingham is the most internet-connected city in Alabama. Birmingham makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Birmingham's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Huntsville and Mobile also make it to the top of our list.
HighSpeedInternet.com relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.