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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, AL160.59N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A72
Abernant, AL12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A73
Adamsville, AL1814.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A79
Adger, AL18N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A79
Alabaster, AL156.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A40
Albertville, AL202.69N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A42
Alexander City, AL151.84N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A40
Alexandria, AL14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A74
Alpine, AL14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Andalusia, AL130.83N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A31
Anniston, AL141.03N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A74
Arab, AL182.69N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A40
Athens, AL172.31N/AN/A0.70N/AN/A76
Atmore, AL130.71N/AN/A0.18N/AN/A38
Attalla, AL163.50N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A76
Auburn, AL156.03N/AN/A0.60152841
Bay Minette, AL142.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A39
Bessemer, AL1814.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A79
Birmingham, AL1814.71N/AN/A1.39353044
Boaz, AL202.69N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A42
Bremen, AL16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Calera, AL156.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A40
Chelsea, AL156.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A40
Clanton, AL151.04N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A32
Clay, AL1614.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A77
Cloverdale, AL9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A67
Cullman, AL161.66N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A36
Danville, AL17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Daphne, AL142.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A39
Decatur, AL162.84N/AN/A0.21853539
Demopolis, AL14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Dothan, AL133.12N/AN/A0.46252973
Enterprise, AL143.80N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A56
Eufaula, AL131.28N/AN/A0.01N/AN/A29
Fairfield, AL1814.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A79
Fairhope, AL142.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A39
Florence, AL113.81N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A68
Foley, AL132.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A39
Fort Payne, AL73.78N/AN/A1.72N/AN/A13
Fultondale, AL1814.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A79
Gadsden, AL163.50N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A76
Gardendale, AL1814.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A79
Greenville, AL120.50N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A32
Gulf Shores, AL132.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A39
Guntersville, AL202.69N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A42
Hamilton, AL110.65N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A30
Hartselle, AL172.84N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A41
Helena, AL156.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A40
Hope Hull, AL16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Huntsville, AL1916.80N/AN/A1.88453176
Jacksonville, AL14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A74
Jasper, AL16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Laceys Spring, AL14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Lanett, AL1011.05N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A33
Leeds, AL1914.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A80
Lincoln, AL132.88N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A36
Madison, AL1816.80N/AN/A1.88N/AN/A75
Meridianville, AL18N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A75
Millbrook, AL161.24N/AN/A0.33N/AN/A32
Mobile, AL144.01N/AN/A1.30553275
Monroeville, AL101.09N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A33
Montevallo, AL156.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A40
Montgomery, AL177.21N/AN/A0.37653343
Moody, AL51.98N/AN/A0.37N/AN/A8
Muscle Shoals, AL134.32N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A71
Northport, AL146.67N/AN/A1.43N/AN/A75
Oneonta, AL141.14N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A31
Opelika, AL146.03N/AN/A0.60N/AN/A40
Opp, AL130.83N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A31
Oxford, AL141.03N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A74
Ozark, AL121.91N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A72
Pelham, AL156.00N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A40
Pell City, AL61.98N/AN/A0.37N/AN/A10
Phenix City, AL120.52N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A36
Pike Road, AL167.21N/AN/A0.37N/AN/A41
Pinson, AL1814.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A79
Pleasant Grove, AL1814.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A79
Prattville, AL163.21N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A40
Rainbow City, AL163.50N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A76
Roanoke, AL120.28N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A31
Russellville, AL122.57N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A34
Saraland, AL134.01N/AN/A1.30N/AN/A74
Satsuma, AL134.01N/AN/A1.30N/AN/A74
Scottsboro, AL171.00N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A38
Selma, AL142.71N/AN/A0.56N/AN/A38
Semmes, AL134.01N/AN/A1.30N/AN/A74
Sheffield, AL134.32N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A71
Smiths, AL14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Spanish Fort, AL142.50N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A39
Sylacauga, AL142.88N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A36
Talladega, AL152.88N/AN/A0.78N/AN/A38
Theodore, AL14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A75
Troy, AL142.08N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A59
Trussville, AL2014.71N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A82
Tuscaloosa, AL156.67N/AN/A1.43753476
Tuscumbia, AL134.32N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A71
Tuskegee, AL121.61N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A34
Valley, AL1211.05N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A38
Vinemont, AL17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Wetumpka, AL171.24N/AN/A0.33N/AN/A33
* 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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