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Internet providers in 36561

Find internet providers serving the 36561 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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36561 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL99%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic33%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 200 MbpsCable100%
Harbor Communications - -Fiber-optic100%
Harbor Communications - -Wired100%
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36561 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 36561 ZIP code 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 36561 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 100% of those living in the 36561 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 36561 area, and 100.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 36561, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Orange Beach

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 166 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 18 Mbps 9 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 36561

The largest internet providers serving the 36561 ZIP code are CenturyLink and Mediacom bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 36561 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 33% of the area. Orange Beach’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 36561 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in the 36561 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 Orange Beach, $46.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Orange Beach, $1.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 36561 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Orange Beach's providers, 113 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

33%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 36561 ZIP code, covering 33% 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 36561 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Orange Beach, $46.25.

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 Orange Beach, $1.36.

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 36561 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 33% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Orange Beach's providers, 113 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in the 36561 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 36561 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Orange Beach, $46.25.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Orange Beach, $1.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 36561 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Orange Beach's providers, 113 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 36561 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 36561 and the greater Orange Beach area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Orange Beach at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Orange Beach at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 36561 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 36561 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 36561 ZIP code with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 36561. The next fastest internet provider in the 36561 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 36561 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Orange Beach, $46.25.

Harbor Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 36561 ZIP code, covering 100% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 36561 and is available to 33% of households.

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.

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.

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.