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Internet providers in Bessemer, AL

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Bessemer, AL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic4.011%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Fiber-optic0.024%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Bessemer internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bessemer 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 Bessemer area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Bessemer residents. 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 28% of those living in Bessemer.

There are four internet providers serving the Bessemer area, and 97.72% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bessemer's four internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Bessemer

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 131 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable
AT&T 210 Mbps 152 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Bessemer

The largest internet providers in Bessemer are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Bessemer.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Bessemer residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Bessemer’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Bessemer residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Bessemer covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Bessemer 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 Bessemer, $59.99.

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 Bessemer, $0.37.

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 Bessemer. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bessemer's providers, 428 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 Bessemer covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bessemer 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 Bessemer, $59.99.

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 Bessemer, $0.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Bessemer. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bessemer's providers, 428 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 Bessemer covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Bessemer 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bessemer, $59.99.

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 Bessemer, $0.37.

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 Bessemer. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bessemer's providers, 428 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Bessemer with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Bessemer. The next fastest internet provider in Bessemer is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 4.011% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Bessemer with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Bessemer, $59.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bessemer, covering 4.011% of the city. Spectrum also offers fiber internet in Bessemer and is available to 0.024% of households.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.