Internet providers in Opelika, AL

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Opelika, AL internet providers

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic11%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL85%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable97%
City of Opelika - -Fiber-optic99%
WOW - -Fiber-optic11%
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Opelika internet service at a glance

At 100%, 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 fiber-optic, which covers 99% of Opelika residents. Cable 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 90% 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 $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Opelika, $46.25.

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 Opelika, $0.63.

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 Opelika. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Opelika's providers, 303 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

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 $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Opelika, $46.25.

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 Opelika, $0.63.

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 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, 303 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Opelika, $46.25.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Opelika, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Opelika. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Opelika's providers, 303 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Opelika at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 11% of households in Opelika. The next fastest internet provider in Opelika is City of Opelika, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Opelika with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Opelika, $46.25.

City of Opelika 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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.