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Alabama Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in AL

^ An estimated 3,178,524 Alabama residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

Internet Info in AL by City

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Internet Availability in AL

^ Collectively (all cities), 69.5% of all Alabama residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 47th in the nation [2].

AL Internet Access

Alabama Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in Alabama

  • Median Landline Internet speeds in AL [3]
    • Median download speed: 5.06 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 1.61 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 11.07 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 3.45 Mb/s

Landline Internet Speed: Alabama vs. the U.S.

How Alabama landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in Alabama

  • Median Wireless Internet speeds in AL [3]
    • Median download speed: 2.04 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 0.77 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 5.92 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 2.03 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Speed: Alabama vs. the U.S.

How Alabama wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Alabama

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in AL

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Asymmetric DSL10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Cable Modem25 Mb/s - 50 Mb/s1.5 Mb/s - 3 Mb/s
Other Copper Wireline3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in AL

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s200 Kb/s - 768 Kb/s
Wireless10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Wireless10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s

Featured ISPs for Alabama

AT&T

AT&T

  • High Speed Internet
  • Fast, reliable broadband connections
  • Allows you to connect all Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Bundle with phone or other services for bigger discounts
DSL Extreme

DSL Extreme

  • Get fast internet for an unbeatable price!
  • Packages as low as $17.95/month.
  • FREE installation (reg. $199); No phone line required.
  • Up to 75Mbps download speed; Wireless Router included.
HughesNet

HughesNet

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Alabama Internet Statistics

Alabama Internet Connectivity

Alabama: 66.5% of residents are connected, with 20.1% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in Alabama


  • Alabama Internet Connectivity [1]
    • It is estimated that 3,178,524 Alabama residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, or elsewhere, or they are connected at multiple locations.
    • It is estimated that 1,601,212 Alabama residents are not connected to the Internet at all. This includes not being connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • Alabama Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 3,321,917 Alabama residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in Alabama

Alabama: The median household income is $47,023; and 19% of households are below poverty level [6].


Alabama Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

Alabama Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in AL, median download speeds are 1.3 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 2.77 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in AL [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 5.66 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.33 Mb/s - 12.89 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 1 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.39 Mb/s - 1.96 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in AL [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 2.04 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 0.75 Mb/s - 5.92 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 0.77 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.32 Mb/s - 2.03 Mb/s

Alabama Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of Alabama [1]: 66.5% of AL residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 66.5% mark ranks Alabama 39th in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 26.4% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 9.3% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 10.7% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 20.1% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 33.5% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • Alabama Internet Availability [2]
    • 69.5% of AL residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks Alabama 47th in the country.

Alabama Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in AL, median download speeds are 2.86 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 1.14 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in AL [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 6.47 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.1 Mb/s - 12.8 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 2.86 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 1.24 Mb/s - 6.01 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in AL [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 3.06 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.39 Mb/s - 7.53 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 0.97 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.41 Mb/s - 2.39 Mb/s

Additional information about Alabama

About Alabama

Alabama has a population of approximately 4,779,736, which ranks 23rd in the U.S. among all states. [6]

AL Internet Access

More about Alabama Internet Access

For more information about Alabama Internet Service Providers, or for additional resources regarding AL Internet service overall, visit Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs .

More About Alabama

Of all residents in Alabama, 76% have a high school diploma or higher, and 20% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

Alabama Cities

ZIP Codes in AL


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References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau