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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic4.382%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL96%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable99%
WOW - -Fiber-optic41%
WOW - -Cable40%
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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 $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Decatur

The largest internet providers in Decatur are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Decatur residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Decatur, $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 Decatur, $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 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, 303 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Decatur, $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 Decatur, $0.63.

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, 303 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 Decatur covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Decatur 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Decatur, $46.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Decatur, $0.63.

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 Decatur. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Decatur's providers, 303 Mbps.

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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.

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

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.