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Internet providers in Alabaster, AL

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Alabaster, AL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic21%
AT&T $55.00 25 - 75 MbpsDSL92%
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $64.99 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Alabaster internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Alabaster is comparable to the rest of Alabama - 94%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Alabaster area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Alabaster residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in Alabaster.

There are four internet providers serving the Alabaster area, and 98.64% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alabaster's four internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Alabaster

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 222 Mbps 155 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 97 Mbps 27 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Alabaster

The largest internet providers in Alabaster are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Alabaster.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Alabaster residents, covering 92% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 21% of the area. Alabaster’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Alabaster residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Alabaster covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Alabaster to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alabaster, $58.74.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.20 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alabaster, $0.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Alabaster. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alabaster's providers, 353 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

21%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Alabaster covering 21% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Alabaster than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alabaster, $58.74.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.20 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alabaster, $0.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Alabaster. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alabaster's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Alabaster covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Alabaster residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Alabaster, $58.74.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alabaster, $0.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Alabaster. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Alabaster's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Alabaster, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Alabaster, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Alabaster and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Alabaster at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Alabaster at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Alabaster residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Alabaster with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Alabaster. The next fastest internet provider in Alabaster is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 21% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Alabaster with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Alabaster, $58.74.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Alabaster, covering 21% of the city.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.