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Internet providers in Opelika, AL

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Opelika, AL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL85%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic11%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable97%
Opelika Power Services - -Fiber-optic99%
WOW! $29.99 200 - 1,200 MbpsFiber-optic11%
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Opelika internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Opelika 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 Opelika area will have access to cable, which covers 97% of Opelika residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% of those living in Opelika.

There are six internet providers serving the Opelika area, and 98.41% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Opelika's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Opelika

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 237 Mbps 154 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 143 Mbps 23 Mbps Cable
Viasat 13 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
HughesNet 11 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Opelika

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Opelika residents, covering 85% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 11% of the area. Opelika’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 97% of Opelika residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

85%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Opelika covering 85% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Opelika 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Opelika, $53.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Opelika, $0.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Opelika. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Opelika's providers, 562 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

11%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Opelika covering 11% 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 Opelika than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Opelika, $53.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Opelika, $0.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Opelika. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Opelika's providers, 562 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Opelika covering 97% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Opelika, $53.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Opelika, $0.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Opelika. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Opelika's providers, 562 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Opelika and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Opelika at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Opelika at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Opelika 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 Opelika with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 85% of households in Opelika. The next fastest internet provider in Opelika is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 11% of the area.

WOW! offers the cheapest internet in Opelika with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Opelika, $53.99.

Opelika Power Services is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Opelika, covering 99% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Opelika and is available to 11% of households.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.