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Internet providers in Lincoln, AL

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Lincoln, AL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 6 MbpsDSL3.180%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable2.484%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic15%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL81%
USA Communications - -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 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $0.81.

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 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $0.81.

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, $0.81.

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.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.