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Internet Service in Alabama

In Alabama, a startling 33.5% of people have no Internet connection available to them, yet 98.3% of the state can get wireless or wired high speed Internet at speeds of 10 Mbps where they live.

While wireless providers are available in 99.9% of Alabama, Internet technology of other types are less available throughout the state than they are nationwide. DSL is available to only 82.9% of the population. Fiber Internet is only available to 12.4%. Cable is only available to 80.6%. In addition, less than 33% of the state has 3 or more wired providers to choose from.

Internet is less universally accessible in Alabama than in many other states.

12.4%

Alabamians with fiber internet available

99.9%

Alabamians with wireless internet available

80.6%

Alabamians with cable internet available

82.9%

Alabamians with DSL internet available

98.3%

Alabamians with access to 10 mbps

<33%%

Alabamians with access to 3+ providers

33.5%

Alabamians who lack an internet connection

Broadband in Alabama

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Abbeville, AL140.59N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A61
Abernant, AL11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A63
Adamsville, AL1714.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A23
Adger, AL16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A21
Alabaster, AL146.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A19
Albertville, AL202.69N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A22
Alexander City, AL141.84N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A20
Alexandria, AL12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A20
Alpine, AL14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A20
Andalusia, AL130.83N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A12
Anniston, AL131.03N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A21
Arab, AL192.69N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A23
Athens, AL172.31N/AN/A0.70N/AN/A27
Atmore, AL120.71N/AN/A0.18N/AN/A21
Attalla, AL163.50N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A66
Auburn, AL156.03N/AN/A0.60152827
Bay Minette, AL132.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A21
Bessemer, AL1714.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A23
Birmingham, AL1914.71N/AN/A1.39353026
Boaz, AL202.69N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A22
Bremen, AL15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15
Calera, AL156.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A21
Chelsea, AL146.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A19
Clanton, AL151.04N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A13
Clay, AL1314.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A19
Cloverdale, AL9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12
Cullman, AL161.66N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A17
Danville, AL17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A27
Daphne, AL132.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A21
Decatur, AL172.84N/AN/A0.21853527
Demopolis, AL14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Dothan, AL133.12N/AN/A0.46252963
Enterprise, AL133.80N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A53
Eufaula, AL141.28N/AN/A0.01N/AN/A11
Fairfield, AL1714.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A23
Fairhope, AL132.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A21
Florence, AL123.81N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A60
Foley, AL122.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A22
Fort Payne, AL93.78N/AN/A1.72N/AN/A15
Fultondale, AL1714.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A23
Gadsden, AL173.50N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A67
Gardendale, AL1614.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A21
Greenville, AL120.50N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A14
Gulf Shores, AL122.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A22
Guntersville, AL202.69N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A22
Hamilton, AL90.65N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A8
Hartselle, AL172.84N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A27
Helena, AL156.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A21
Hope Hull, AL15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A26
Huntsville, AL2016.80N/AN/A1.88453168
Jacksonville, AL12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A20
Jasper, AL17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A19
Laceys Spring, AL15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A26
Lanett, AL1011.05N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A21
Leeds, AL1714.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A22
Lincoln, AL132.88N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A21
Madison, AL1916.80N/AN/A1.88N/AN/A67
Meridianville, AL17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A64
Millbrook, AL151.24N/AN/A0.33N/AN/A17
Mobile, AL144.01N/AN/A1.30553266
Monroeville, AL101.09N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A17
Montevallo, AL146.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A19
Montgomery, AL177.21N/AN/A0.37653329
Moody, AL71.98N/AN/A0.37N/AN/A11
Muscle Shoals, AL134.32N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A62
Northport, AL146.67N/AN/A1.43N/AN/A65
Oneonta, AL131.14N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A11
Opelika, AL136.03N/AN/A0.60N/AN/A25
Opp, AL110.83N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A10
Oxford, AL121.03N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A20
Ozark, AL101.91N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A14
Pelham, AL166.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A22
Pell City, AL71.98N/AN/A0.37N/AN/A11
Phenix City, AL110.52N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A15
Pike Road, AL157.21N/AN/A0.37N/AN/A26
Pinson, AL1614.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A21
Pleasant Grove, AL1614.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A21
Prattville, AL153.21N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A25
Rainbow City, AL163.50N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A66
Roanoke, AL120.28N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A12
Russellville, AL122.57N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A16
Saraland, AL134.01N/AN/A1.30N/AN/A64
Satsuma, AL134.01N/AN/A1.30N/AN/A64
Scottsboro, AL161.00N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A18
Selma, AL142.71N/AN/A0.56N/AN/A19
Semmes, AL134.01N/AN/A1.30N/AN/A64
Sheffield, AL124.32N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A60
Smiths, AL12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A23
Spanish Fort, AL132.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A21
Sylacauga, AL142.88N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A20
Talladega, AL152.88N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A22
Theodore, AL14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A66
Troy, AL152.08N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A58
Trussville, AL1814.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A24
Tuscaloosa, AL166.67N/AN/A1.43753468
Tuscumbia, AL134.32N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A62
Tuskegee, AL111.61N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A14
Valley, AL1111.05N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A24
Vinemont, AL17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A18
Wetumpka, AL161.24N/AN/A0.33N/AN/A19
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in Alabama

Since 2009, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs has been awarded $4,874,142.00 in federal dollars for Alabama's "ConnectingALABAMA" program. Alabama has awarded these monies to 11 organizations and departments within the state.

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