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Internet providers in 35242

Find internet providers serving the 35242 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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35242 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL95%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic31%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL3.470%
Windstream $75.00 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.390%
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35242 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 35242 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 35242 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 48% of those living in the 35242 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 35242 area, and 99.24% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 35242, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Birmingham

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 66 Mbps 38 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 143 Mbps 28 Mbps Cable
AT&T 97 Mbps 61 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 35242

The largest internet providers serving the 35242 ZIP code are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 35242 ZIP code, covering 95% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 31% of the area. Birmingham’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 35242 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 35242 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 Birmingham, $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 Birmingham, $0.40.

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 35242 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Birmingham's providers, 322 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

31%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 35242 ZIP code, covering 31% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 35242 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Birmingham, $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 Birmingham, $0.40.

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 1,000 Mbps in 35242 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 31% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Birmingham's providers, 322 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 the 35242 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 35242 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 Birmingham, $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 Birmingham, $0.40.

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 35242 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Birmingham's providers, 322 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 35242 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 35242 and the greater Birmingham area. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Birmingham at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Birmingham at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 35242 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 35242 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 35242 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in 35242. The next fastest internet provider in the 35242 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 31% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 35242 ZIP with service starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Birmingham, $59.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 35242 ZIP code, covering 31% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in 35242 and is available to 0.390% of households.

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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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.