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Internet providers in Northport, AL

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Northport, AL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic10%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL87%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable81%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable29%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Northport internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Northport 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 Northport area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Northport residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 10% of those living in Northport.

There are five internet providers serving the Northport area, and 92.30% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Northport's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Northport

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Northport residents, covering 87% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 10% of the area. Northport’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 81% of Northport residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

87%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Northport covering 87% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Northport 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Northport, $42.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Northport, $0.77.

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 Northport. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Northport's providers, 480 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

10%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Northport covering 10% 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 Northport 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 Northport, $42.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Northport, $0.77.

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 Northport. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Northport's providers, 480 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

81%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Northport covering 81% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Northport 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 Northport, $42.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Northport, $0.77.

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 Northport. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Northport's providers, 480 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Northport and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Northport at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Northport at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Northport 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 Northport with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 10% of households in Northport. The next fastest internet provider in Northport is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 81% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Northport with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Northport, $42.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Northport, covering 10% of the city.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.