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Internet providers in Madison, AL

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Madison, AL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic33%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL79%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable13%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable3.281%
WOW - -Cable96%
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Madison internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Madison 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 Madison area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Madison residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% of those living in Madison.

There are six internet providers serving the Madison area, and 85.96% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Madison's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Madison

The largest internet providers in Madison are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Madison.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Madison residents, covering 79% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 33% of the area. Madison’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 13% of Madison residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

79%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Madison covering 79% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Madison 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 $30/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $39.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 620 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

33%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Madison covering 33% of the area.

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

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Madison, $39.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 33% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 620 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

13%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to a limited number of households in Madison covering 13% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $39.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 620 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Madison, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Madison, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Madison and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Madison at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Madison at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Madison residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Madison with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 33% of households in Madison. The next fastest internet provider in Madison is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 3.281% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Madison with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $39.99.

WOW is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Madison, covering 95% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Madison and is available to 33% of households.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.