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Internet providers in Arab, AL

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Arab, AL internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Otelco $54.95 25 - 12 MbpsDSL66%
Otelco $54.95 25 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic20%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 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. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 66% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 20% 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 $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Arab, $48.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arab, $0.68.

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

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Otelco DSL internet

Provider

Otelco

Starting price*
$54.95/mo.
Max download speed

12 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 $54.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Arab, $48.99.

Otelco 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 Arab, $0.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Otelco offers download speeds up to 12 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*
$54.95/mo.
Max download speed

100 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 $54.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Arab, $48.99.

Otelco 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 Arab, $0.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Otelco offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Arab. These download speeds are available to 20% of the area, and are about the same as 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 significantly higher than average in Arab at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Arab at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Arab residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Arab may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Arab cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Arab with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Arab. The next fastest internet provider in Arab is Otelco, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 20% of the area.

Total Radio offers the cheapest internet in Arab with plans starting at $35/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Arab, $48.99.

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

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.