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Internet providers in 35968

Find internet providers serving the 35968 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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35968 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL45%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable52%
Farmers Long Distance $75.00 200 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic88%
Farmers Long Distance $75.00 200 - 1,000 MbpsDSL49%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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35968 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 35968 ZIP code 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 35968 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 65% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 52% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 49% of those living in the 35968 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 35968 area, and 51.70% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 35968, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Fort Payne

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 121 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
Farmers Long Distance 126 Mbps 59 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in 35968

The largest internet providers serving the 35968 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and Farmers Long Distance bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to many in the 35968 ZIP code, covering 45% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 52% of the area. Fort Payne’s third most-available internet provider, Farmers Long Distance, offers fiber-optic to around 88% of residents in the 35968 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.512 Mbps

Average availability

45%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in the 35968 ZIP code, covering 45% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Payne, $60.83.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Payne, $0.38.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.512 Mbps in 35968 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 45% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Payne's providers, 201 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

52%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to about half of households in the 35968 ZIP code, covering 52% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 35968 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Payne, $60.83.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 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 Fort Payne, $0.38.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 35968 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 52% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Payne's providers, 201 Mbps.

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Farmers Long Distance fiber-optic internet

Provider

Farmers Long Distance

Starting price*
$75/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

88%

Fiber-optic from Farmers Long Distance offers broadband to nearly all households in the 35968 ZIP code, covering 88% 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 35968 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Farmers Long Distance start at $75/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Fort Payne, $60.83.

Farmers Long Distance customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.38 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Payne, $0.38.

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 35968 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Payne's providers, 201 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 35968 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 35968 and the greater Fort Payne area. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Fort Payne at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Fort Payne at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 35968 ZIP, 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 $64.99 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 fiber-optic, cable, and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 35968 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 35968 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 45% of households in 35968. The next fastest internet provider in the 35968 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 52% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 35968 ZIP with service starting at $49.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fort Payne, $60.83.

Farmers Long Distance is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 35968 ZIP code, covering 88% of the city.

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.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.