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Internet providers in Gulf Shores, AL

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Gulf Shores, AL internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL90%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic9.642%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Harbor Communications - -Fiber-optic100%
Harbor Communications - -Wired100%
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Gulf Shores internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Gulf Shores residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 28% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 25% of those living in Gulf Shores.

There are five internet providers serving the Gulf Shores area, and 98.38% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Gulf Shores'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 Gulf Shores

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 143 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 22 Mbps 13 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Gulf Shores

The largest internet providers in Gulf Shores are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Gulf Shores.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Gulf Shores residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Gulf Shores’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Gulf Shores residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Gulf Shores covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Gulf Shores 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 CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gulf Shores, $51.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gulf Shores, $1.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Gulf Shores. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gulf Shores's providers, 113 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Gulf Shores covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Gulf Shores, $51.24.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gulf Shores, $1.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Gulf Shores. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gulf Shores's providers, 113 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Gulf Shores covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Gulf Shores 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Gulf Shores, $51.24.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gulf Shores, $1.31.

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 Gulf Shores. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Gulf Shores's providers, 113 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Gulf Shores with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Gulf Shores. The next fastest internet provider in Gulf Shores is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 90% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Gulf Shores with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Gulf Shores, $51.24.

Harbor Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Gulf Shores, covering 100% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Gulf Shores and is available to 9.642% of households.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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.