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Internet providers in Lincoln, AL

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Lincoln, AL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL3.180%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable2.484%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL81%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic15%
USA Communications - 30 - 750 MbpsCable100%
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Lincoln internet service at a glance

At 92%, 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 84% of Lincoln residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 50% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.130% 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 $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Lincoln

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 18 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL
Viasat 9 Mbps 0 Mbps Satellite

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*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $57.99.

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 Lincoln, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 105 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

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

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $57.99.

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 Lincoln, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 105 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 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $57.99.

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 Lincoln, $0.79.

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

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Lincoln with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.180% of households in Lincoln. The next fastest internet provider in Lincoln is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 2.484% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Lincoln with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $57.99.

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

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%.

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