Internet providers in Athens, GA

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Athens internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Athens is comparable to the rest of Georgia - 95%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Athens area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Athens 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 27% of those living in Athens.

There are five internet providers serving the Athens area. Among Athens'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 Athens

The largest internet providers in Athens are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Athens.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Athens residents, covering 89% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 27% of the area. Athens’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 98% of Athens 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

89%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Athens covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Athens 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 Athens, $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 Athens, $0.81.

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 Athens. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 322 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

27%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Athens covering 27% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Athens than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Athens, $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 Athens, $0.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Athens. These download speeds are available to 27% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 322 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

98%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Athens 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 Athens, $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 Athens, $0.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Athens. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 322 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Athens, GA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 27%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 Mbps DSL 89%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 98%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps DSL 2.889%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps Fiber-optic 0.036%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Athens with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 27% of households in Athens. The next fastest internet provider in Athens is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 98% of the area.

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

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Athens, covering 27% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in Athens and is available to 0.036% of households.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.