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Internet providers in 36201

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36201 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL95%
Sparklight $45.00 200 - 940 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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36201 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 36201 ZIP code 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 36201 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 27% of those living in the 36201 ZIP code.

There are four internet providers serving the 36201 area, and 94.68% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among four internet providers in 36201, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Anniston

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Sparklight 141 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
AT&T 93 Mbps 72 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 36201

The largest internet providers serving the 36201 ZIP code are AT&T, Sparklight, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 36201 ZIP code, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 100% of the area. Anniston’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 36201 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 36201 ZIP code, covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 Anniston, $58.75.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Anniston, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 36201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Anniston's providers, 278 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider

Sparklight

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to all households in the 36201 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 36201 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $45/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Anniston, $58.75.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.23 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Anniston, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 36201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Anniston's providers, 278 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 36201 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 36201 ZIP where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Anniston, $58.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Anniston, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in 36201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Anniston's providers, 278 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 36201 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 36201 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in 36201. The next fastest internet provider in the 36201 ZIP code is Sparklight, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Sparklight offers the cheapest internet in the 36201 ZIP with service starting at $45/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Anniston, $58.75.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.