Internet providers in Bessemer, AL

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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 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.030% 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 1,000 Mbps.

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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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bessemer, $52.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bessemer, $0.62.

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 Bessemer. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower 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

300 Mbps

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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bessemer, $52.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bessemer, $0.62.

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 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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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Bessemer, $52.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bessemer, $0.62.

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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Bessemer, AL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic4.011%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 MbpsFiber-optic0.024%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Bessemer with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.011% of households in Bessemer. The next fastest internet provider in Bessemer is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Bessemer with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bessemer, $52.49.

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.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.