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Internet providers in Arab, AL

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Arab, AL internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Otelco $59.95 -DSL66%
Otelco $59.95 -Fiber-optic20%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Arab internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Arab 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 Arab area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Arab residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 65% of those living in Arab.

There are five internet providers serving the Arab area, and 85.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Arab's five 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 Arab

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 105 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Arab

The largest internet providers in Arab are Spectrum and Otelco bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Arab.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Arab residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Otelco, which covers 66% of the area. Arab’s third most-available internet provider, Otelco, offers fiber-optic to around 20% of Arab residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Arab, $61.23.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 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 Arab, $0.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Arab. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Arab's providers, 62 Mbps.

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Otelco DSL internet

Provider

Otelco

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

66%

DSL from Otelco offers broadband to most households in Arab covering 66% of the area.

DSL internet from Otelco uses telephone lines in Arab 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 Otelco start at $59.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Arab, $61.23.

Otelco customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 150 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arab, $0.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Otelco offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Arab. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Arab's providers, 62 Mbps.

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Otelco fiber-optic internet

Provider

Otelco

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

20%

Fiber-optic from Otelco offers broadband to some, but not many households in Arab covering 20% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Otelco start at $59.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Arab, $61.23.

Otelco customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 150 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arab, $0.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Otelco offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Arab. These download speeds are available to 20% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Arab's providers, 62 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Arab and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Arab at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Arab at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Arab 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 Arab with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Arab. The next fastest internet provider in Arab is Viasat, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Arab with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Arab, $61.23.

Otelco is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Arab, covering 20% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.