Internet providers in Fort Payne, AL

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Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 18 MbpsDSL81%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable99%
Farmers Long Distance $74.21 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic79%
Farmers Long Distance $74.21 100 - 10 MbpsDSL0.050%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Fort Payne internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Fort Payne 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 Fort Payne area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Fort Payne residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 81% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 79% of those living in Fort Payne.

There are seven internet providers serving the Fort Payne area, and 90.03% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fort Payne's seven internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Fort Payne

The largest internet providers in Fort Payne are AT&T, Spectrum, and Farmers Long Distance bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Fort Payne.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Fort Payne residents, covering 81% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 99% of the area. Fort Payne’s third most-available internet provider, Farmers Long Distance, offers fiber-optic to around 79% of Fort Payne residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

81%

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

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Fort Payne 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 Fort Payne, $52.03.

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 Fort Payne, $0.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Fort Payne. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Payne's providers, 181 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 Fort Payne covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Payne, $52.03.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Payne, $0.66.

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 Fort Payne. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Payne's providers, 181 Mbps.

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Farmers Long Distance fiber-optic internet

Provider

Farmers Long Distance

Starting price*
$74.21/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

79%

Fiber-optic from Farmers Long Distance offers broadband to most households in Fort Payne covering 79% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Farmers Long Distance is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Fort Payne than other internet types.

Internet prices for Farmers Long Distance start at $74.21/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Fort Payne, $52.03.

Farmers Long Distance customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.74 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Payne, $0.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Farmers Long Distance offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Fort Payne. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Payne's providers, 181 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Fort Payne may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Fort Payne cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Farmers Long Distance is the fastest internet provider in Fort Payne with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 79% of households in Fort Payne. The next fastest internet provider in Fort Payne is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 99% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Fort Payne with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fort Payne, $52.03.

Farmers Long Distance is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Fort Payne, covering 79% of the city.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.