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Internet providers in Rainbow City, AL

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Rainbow City, AL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL83%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rainbow City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rainbow City 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 Rainbow City area will have access to cable, which covers 97% of Rainbow City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 49% of those living in Rainbow City.

There are four internet providers serving the Rainbow City area, and 93.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rainbow City's four 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 Rainbow City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 105 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
AT&T 183 Mbps 144 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Rainbow City

The largest internet providers in Rainbow City are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Rainbow City.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Rainbow City residents, covering 83% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 97% of the area. Rainbow City’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Rainbow City 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

83%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Rainbow City covering 83% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Rainbow City 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 Rainbow City, $54.99.

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 Rainbow City, $2.29.

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 Rainbow City. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rainbow City's providers, 275 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Rainbow City covering 97% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rainbow City 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 Rainbow City, $54.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rainbow City, $2.29.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Rainbow City. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rainbow City's providers, 275 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Rainbow City covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rainbow City where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Rainbow City, $54.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rainbow City, $2.29.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Rainbow City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rainbow City's providers, 275 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Rainbow City with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 83% of households in Rainbow City. The next fastest internet provider in Rainbow City is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Rainbow City with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rainbow City, $54.99.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.

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.