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Internet providers in Chelsea, AL

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Chelsea, AL internet providers

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic22%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL89%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable93%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Chelsea internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Chelsea 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 Chelsea area will have access to cable, which covers 93% of Chelsea residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 22% of those living in Chelsea.

There are four internet providers serving the Chelsea area, and 91.79% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Chelsea's four internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Chelsea

The largest internet providers in Chelsea are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Chelsea.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Chelsea residents, covering 89% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 22% of the area. Chelsea’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 93% of Chelsea residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Chelsea covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Chelsea 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Chelsea, $46.25.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chelsea, $0.63.

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 Chelsea. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chelsea's providers, 353 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

22%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Chelsea covering 22% 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 Chelsea than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Chelsea, $46.25.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 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 Chelsea, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Chelsea. These download speeds are available to 22% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Chelsea's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Chelsea covering 93% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Chelsea 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 Chelsea, $46.25.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chelsea, $0.63.

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 Chelsea. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Chelsea's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Chelsea and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Chelsea at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Chelsea at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Chelsea residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Chelsea with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 22% of households in Chelsea. The next fastest internet provider in Chelsea is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 93% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Chelsea with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Chelsea, $46.25.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Chelsea, covering 22% of the city.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.