Internet providers in Fairhope, AL

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Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic14%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL81%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 200 MbpsCable99%
Harbor Communications - -Fiber-optic100%
Harbor Communications - -Wired100%
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Fairhope internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Fairhope 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 Fairhope area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Fairhope residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 96% of those living in Fairhope.

There are five internet providers serving the Fairhope area, and 99.36% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fairhope's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Fairhope

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Fairhope residents, covering 81% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 14% of the area. Fairhope’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 99% of Fairhope residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

81%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Fairhope covering 81% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Fairhope 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 Fairhope, $42.50.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairhope, $1.47.

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 Fairhope. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fairhope's providers, 331 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

14%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Fairhope covering 14% 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 Fairhope than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fairhope, $42.50.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairhope, $1.47.

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 Fairhope. These download speeds are available to 14% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fairhope's providers, 331 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Fairhope covering 99% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Fairhope residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fairhope, $42.50.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairhope, $1.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Fairhope. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fairhope's providers, 331 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Fairhope and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Fairhope at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Fairhope at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Fairhope 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 Fairhope with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 14% of households in Fairhope. The next fastest internet provider in Fairhope is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Fairhope with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fairhope, $42.50.

Harbor Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Fairhope, covering 100% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Fairhope and is available to 14% of households.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.

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.