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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.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Alabama

 3.7/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 25th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$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

4,949,697 people

2.46 average people per household

$51,022 average income per household

42 average age per household

50% of population employed


6% lower than national average

Ranked 47th nationally


3% lower than national average

Ranked 31st nationally


18% higher than national average

Ranked 20th nationally


8% lower than national average

Ranked 44th nationally

Average download speed
125.6 Mbps

6.81% lower than national average
Ranks 28th nationally

Average upload speed
71.5 Mbps

6.2% higher than national average
Ranks 8th nationally
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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.
96% of people in Alabama have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 18th nationally.

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

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Hazel Green 223.88 Mbps 125.79 Mbps 77% Xtream Powered by Mediacom
Harvest 213.94 Mbps 182.61 Mbps 89% AT&T
Prattville 196.31 Mbps 74.62 Mbps 67% WOW!
Alabaster 195.22 Mbps 78.47 Mbps 87% Verizon Wireless
Huntsville 194.94 Mbps 118.35 Mbps 75% AT&T
Helena 183.54 Mbps 98.72 Mbps 88% AT&T
Daphne 183.11 Mbps 162.14 Mbps 74% C Spire

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

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Birmingham 501,192 100% 100% 100%
Huntsville 196,386 100% 100% 100%
Mobile 270,189 100% 100% 100%
Montgomery 209,489 100% 100% 100%
Tuscaloosa 123,355 100% 100% 100%
Dothan 84,548 100% 100% 100%
Prichard 22,676 100% 100% 100%
Bessemer 70,867 100% 100% 100%

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.

Top cities in Alabama


Population: 501,192

Median income: $56,213

114.76 Mbps
avg. download speed

52.46 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
C Spire


Population: 270,189

Median income: $43,137

154.78 Mbps
avg. download speed

88.03 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 209,489

Median income: $54,884

166.31 Mbps
avg. download speed

39.44 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology 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.

Alabama FAQs

What is a good internet speed?

A good internet speed is 100Mbps per person. We get that number based on a household of five using a 500Mbps cable internet plan with ease. But you may only need a little speed, especially if all you do online is browse websites occasionally and check your email. Our 100Mbps-per-person estimate ensures everyone has enough bandwidth to stream movies and download console games quickly without buffering and slowdowns.

What are the best internet providers in Alabama?

T-Mobile is the best internet provider based on feedback in our latest customer satisfaction survey. It grabs the top slot for overall satisfaction, outranking Verizon (2nd), Xfinity (3rd), AT&T (4th), Spectrum (7th), and WOW! (8th).

In fact, T-Mobile ranks high in every category in our survey, including price, customer service, and reliability satisfaction. Xfinity barely outranks it in speed satisfaction, and Verizon pulls ahead one notch to the top slot in reliability.

Where can I get fiber internet in Alabama?

You can get fiber internet mostly around Andalusia, Birmingham, Hamilton, Henagar, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Moulton, New Hope, New Market, and Winfield. We even found WOW! Internet’s 5Gbps fiber service in Headland.

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