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Internet providers in Southside, AL

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Southside, AL internet providers

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.592%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL84%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable14%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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.

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*
$30/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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Southside, $42.99.

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 Southside, $0.69.

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, $42.99.

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, $0.69.

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*
$44.99/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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Southside, $42.99.

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 Southside, $0.69.

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 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. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in 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.

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, $42.99.

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

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.