Internet providers in Southside, AL

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Southside internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Southside 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 Southside area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Southside residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.590% of those living in Southside.

There are five internet providers serving the Southside area, and 89.66% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Southside's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Southside

The largest internet providers in Southside are AT&T, Xfinity, and Spectrum bringing DSL and cable options to Southside.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Southside residents, covering 84% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 14% of the area. Southside’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 99% of Southside residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

84%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Southside covering 84% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Southside 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Southside, $47.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 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 Southside, $0.83.

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 Southside. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Southside's providers, 480 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

14%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to a limited number of households in Southside covering 14% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Southside 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 Southside, $47.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Southside, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Southside. These download speeds are available to 14% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Southside's providers, 480 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Southside covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Southside 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 Southside, $47.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Southside, $0.83.

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 Southside. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Southside's providers, 480 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Southside and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Southside at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Southside at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Southside residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Southside, AL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.592%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL84%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 MbpsCable14%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Southside with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.592% of households in Southside. The next fastest internet provider in Southside is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 14% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Southside with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Southside, $47.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Southside, covering 3.592% of the city.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.