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Internet providers in Decatur, AL

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Decatur, AL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic4.382%
AT&T $55.00 25 - 75 MbpsDSL96%
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
WOW! $19.99 100 - 600 MbpsFiber-optic41%
WOW! $19.99 100 - 600 MbpsCable40%
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Decatur internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Decatur 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 Decatur area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Decatur 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 45% of those living in Decatur.

There are five internet providers serving the Decatur area, and 97.65% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Decatur's five internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Decatur

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 157 Mbps 128 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 127 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Decatur

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Decatur residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 99% of the area. Decatur’s third most-available internet provider, WOW!, offers fiber-optic to around 41% of Decatur residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Decatur covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Decatur 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 Decatur, $50.99.

AT&T 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 Decatur, $0.44.

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 Decatur. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Decatur's providers, 482 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

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Decatur covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Decatur 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 Decatur, $50.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 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 Decatur, $0.44.

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 Decatur. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Decatur's providers, 482 Mbps.

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WOW! fiber-optic internet

Provider
WOW!
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

600 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

41%

Fiber-optic from WOW! offers broadband to about half of households in Decatur covering 41% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from WOW! is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Decatur than other internet types.

Internet prices for WOW! start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Decatur, $50.99.

WOW! customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Decatur, $0.44.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, WOW! offers download speeds up to 600 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Decatur. These download speeds are available to 41% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Decatur's providers, 482 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Decatur and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Decatur at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Decatur at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Decatur 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 Decatur with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.382% of households in Decatur. The next fastest internet provider in Decatur is WOW!, offering download speeds up to 600 Mbps to 41% of the area.

WOW! offers the cheapest internet in Decatur with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Decatur, $50.99.

WOW! is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Decatur, covering 41% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Decatur and is available to 4.382% of households.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.