Internet providers in Tuscaloosa, AL

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Tuscaloosa internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Tuscaloosa residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.620% of those living in Tuscaloosa.

There are five internet providers serving the Tuscaloosa area, and 93.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Tuscaloosa'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 Tuscaloosa

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Tuscaloosa residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 95% of the area. Tuscaloosa’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Tuscaloosa 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

90%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Tuscaloosa covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa, $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 Tuscaloosa, $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 Tuscaloosa. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tuscaloosa'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

95%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Tuscaloosa covering 95% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa, $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 Tuscaloosa, $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 Tuscaloosa. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tuscaloosa's providers, 480 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 Tuscaloosa covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Tuscaloosa 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Tuscaloosa, $47.99.

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 Tuscaloosa, $0.83.

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 Tuscaloosa. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tuscaloosa's providers, 480 Mbps.

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Tuscaloosa, AL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 4.622%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 Mbps DSL 90%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 95%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 4.015%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Tuscaloosa with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.622% of households in Tuscaloosa. The next fastest internet provider in Tuscaloosa is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 95% of the area.

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

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Tuscaloosa, covering 4.622% of the city.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.

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.