Internet providers in Roanoke, AL

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Roanoke internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Roanoke 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 Roanoke area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Roanoke residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 18% of those living in Roanoke.

There are four internet providers serving the Roanoke area, and 98.19% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Roanoke's four internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Roanoke

The largest internet providers in Roanoke are Spectrum, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing cable and satellite options to Roanoke.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Roanoke residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Roanoke’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Roanoke residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Roanoke covering 98% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Roanoke 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 Roanoke, $53.33.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Roanoke, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Roanoke. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Roanoke's providers, 112 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Roanoke 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Roanoke, $53.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Roanoke, $2.13.

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 Roanoke. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Roanoke's providers, 112 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Roanoke covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Roanoke 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 ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Roanoke, $53.33.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Roanoke, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Roanoke. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Roanoke's providers, 112 Mbps.

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Roanoke, AL internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 MbpsCable98%
Telephone Electronics Corporation - -DSL100%
Telephone Electronics Corporation - -Fiber-optic18%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Roanoke with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Roanoke. The next fastest internet provider in Roanoke is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Roanoke with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Roanoke, $53.33.

Telephone Electronics Corporation is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Roanoke, covering 18% of the city.

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%.

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.

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.