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Internet providers in Lincoln, AL

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Lincoln, AL internet providers

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AT&T $30 100 - 6 MbpsDSL3.180%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable2.484%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic15%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 80 MbpsDSL81%
USA Holdings LLC - -Cable100%
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Lincoln internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lincoln 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 Lincoln area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Lincoln residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in Lincoln.

There are six internet providers serving the Lincoln area, and 91.02% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lincoln's six internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Lincoln

The largest internet providers in Lincoln are CenturyLink and HughesNet bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and satellite options to Lincoln.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Lincoln residents, covering 81% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 15% of the area. Lincoln’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Lincoln residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

81%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Lincoln covering 81% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Lincoln 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $46.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $1.05.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 105 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in Lincoln covering 15% of the area.

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

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $46.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $1.05.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 105 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 Lincoln covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Lincoln 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 Lincoln, $46.00.

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 Lincoln, $1.05.

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 Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 105 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Lincoln with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.484% of households in Lincoln. The next fastest internet provider in Lincoln is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 15% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Lincoln with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $46.00.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lincoln, covering 15% of the city.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.