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Best Internet Providers in Birmingham, AL

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Internet Providers Overview for Birmingham, AL
Total Internet Providers 11
Download Speeds Up To 5 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $39.95
Fiber Coverage 47%
Fastest Provider AT&T

Top 9 Internet Service Providers in Birmingham, AL

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1. AT&T

91.1% Available
Download speeds up to:
5 Gbps IPBB, Fiber
Prices Starting At 55.00/mo *
91.1% Available
Click here to see AT&T's coverage map for Birmingham, AL

AT&T Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
IPBB Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

AT&T Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Internet 300 Internet 300 Mbps $55.00
Internet 100 Internet 100 Mbps $60.00
Internet 500 Internet 500 Mbps $65.00
Internet 1000 Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Internet 2000 Internet 2000 Mbps $145.00
Internet 5000 Internet 5000 Mbps $245.00
Call To Order AT&T Service 855-957-4313

2. Spectrum

93.3% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo *
93.3% Available
Click here to see Spectrum's coverage map for Birmingham, AL

Spectrum Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Spectrum Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Spectrum Internet® Internet 300 Mbps $49.99
Spectrum Internet® Ultra Internet 500 Mbps $69.99
Spectrum Internet® Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $79.99
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature Internet 300 Mbps $114.98
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature + Voice Internet 300 Mbps $129.97
Call To Order Spectrum Service 855-959-3083

3. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
150 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
100% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

4. EarthLink

37% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
37% Available
Click here to see EarthLink's coverage map for Birmingham, AL

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $39.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 855-537-1089

5. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

6. Verizon

43.6% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo
43.6% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Birmingham, AL

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Call To Order Verizon Service 866-498-5878

7. Always ON

43% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
43% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

8. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Birmingham, AL

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

9. T-Mobile Home Internet

42.2% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
42.2% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for Birmingham, AL

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

Birmingham Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

For Alabamians, the digital divide is an ongoing problem affecting a concerning portion of the population. Yet, as more of our daily lives move online for school, work, and many other duties, the need for quality access and devices has never been greater. For low-income individuals, this lack of access represents just one more hurdle toward income inequality. To help, we’ve outlined the following list of resources in Birmingham for obtaining devices, virtual child care, and internet for free or low-cost.

Discounted Distance Learning Devices in Birmingham

  • Computers With Causes: Computers With Causes is a national non-profit organization specializing in digital device redistribution. This non-profit association provides free laptops to qualifying applicants in all states. To request a free computer, apply online on the Computers With Causes request page with details about your level of necessity.
  • Learning To Be The Light: Learning To Be The Light is a Birmingham-based non-profit organization with a mission to supply computers to any local student in need. Interested applicants must be a student of Hoover City Schools (HCS) currently receiving free or reduced lunch. Apply for this program by contacting your child’s school principal, assistant principal, or guidance counselor, and ask them to inquire via email at info@learningtobethelight.org.
  • PCs for People: PCs for People provides refurbished, steeply discounted computers to individuals living on a limited income. Demonstrate your level of eligibility by providing one of the accepted documents and a valid photo ID. You can browse their current inventory of digital devices through the online store.

If you cannot wait for a computer through the above services, and you need a computer now, consider calling or visiting the following Birmingham computer stores for a refurbished device:

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Birmingham

  • McWane Science Center: The McWane Science Center allows your child to dive into the intricacies of scientific discovery from the comfort of home, including virtual SCI Cafes with interviews of professional scientists, learning labs with a variety of education modules, and a virtual tour of the center.
  • Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA): If you have an older child interested in learning more about the vast art world three times a week, the Birmingham Museum of Art will take them on tour to highlight one piece of art. All sessions occur on the museum director’s Facebook Live feed, and past recordings reside on the BMA website.
  • The Birmingham Zoo: The Birmingham Zoo offers standards-aligned videos, lessons and activities for your child focused on behind-the-scenes learning of various animals at the zoo.
  • Alabama Virtual Library: The Alabama Virtual Library is an online hub of electronic library resources to include periodicals, e-books, and more for children and adults alike. All you need is a library card to register and access their services.
  • Homework Alabama: Homework Alabama is a much-needed alternative to often very pricey in-person tutoring services. Homework Alabama provides one-to-one free tutoring, assistance with homework, and test prep for K-12.

Free Wireless Internet Access in Birmingham

The Birmingham Public Library system also offers free Wi-Fi access during library operating hours. No password is needed; just agree to the library’s internet Terms of Use to join. Here are six library branch locations offering free internet access:

  • Central Library — 2100 Park Pl.
  • Avondale Library — 509 40th St. S
  • Five Points West Library — 4812 Avenue W
  • North Birmingham Library — 2501 31st Ave. N
  • Springville Road Library — 1224 Old Springville Rd.
  • West End Library — 1348 Tuscaloosa Ave.

For additional Wi-Fi locations, please use our free Wi-Fi map below. Each pin shows the location and type of establishment offering free internet to the public:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Birmingham, AL

Hotspot
1800 8th Ave. North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Hotspot
10 Old Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35209
Hotspot
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254
Hotspot
105 Vulcan Road, Suite 400, Birmingham, Alabama 35209-4701
Birmingham, AL 35209
Hotspot
280 W Valley Ave
Birmingham, AL 35209
Hotspot
4800 Valleydale Road
Birmingham, AL 35242
Hotspot
2601 Carson Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
Hotspot
3060 Wilson Rd Sw
Birmingham, AL 35221
Hotspot
N/A
Birmingham, AL 35208
Hotspot
800 Lakeshore Dr.
Homewood, AL 35229

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Birmingham

Fastest Birmingham Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 47% of Birmingham)

AT&T Fiber

5 Gbps

5 Gbps

50.7%

C Spire Fiber

1 Gbps

1 Gbps

2.0%

Cable
(Covering 93.9% of Birmingham)

Spectrum

1 Gbps

35 Mbps

93.3%

DSL
(Covering 64% of Birmingham)

AT&T Internet

100 Mbps

20 Mbps

91%

Windstream

50 Mbps

9 Mbps

0.2%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 61.2% of Birmingham)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

300 Mbps

10 Mbps

43.6%

EarthLink 5G Home Internet

100 Mbps

20 Mbps

37%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Birmingham)

Viasat Internet

150 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Hughesnet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

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Average download speed in Birmingham:

162 Mbps

Based on 84,116 speed tests

Internet Values of Birmingham Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
C Spire Fiber Fiber $350 per month 8 Gbps $0.04 per Mbps 833-711-1401
AT&T Fiber Fiber $245 per month 5 Gbps $0.05 per Mbps 855-957-4313
Spectrum Cable $79.99 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 855-959-3083
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed $80 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 866-498-5878
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Fixed $60 per month 245 Mbps $0.24 per Mbps
Windstream DSL $40 per month 100 Mbps $0.40 per Mbps 855-958-4428
AT&T Internet DSL $60 per month 100 Mbps $0.60 per Mbps 855-957-4313
Hughesnet Satellite $64.99 per month 100 Mbps $0.65 per Mbps 855-958-4319
Viasat Internet Satellite $99.99 per month 150 Mbps $0.67 per Mbps 844-983-3105

Best Internet Provider in Birmingham

  1. AT&T - Fast download speeds in Birmingham, most Fiber availability and most DSL availability
  2. Spectrum - No data caps and most Cable availability
  3. Viasat - Most internet coverage in Birmingham
  4. EarthLink - 5g internet up to 100 Mbps
  5. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  6. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  7. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  8. Starlink - Widely available
  9. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Birmingham

Internet Fees in Birmingham

Common Providers in Birmingham Early Termination Fees Setup and Installation Fees Late Payment Fees Equipment Replacement Fees
AT&T Fiber N/A $99 Up to $9.25 $10 per month
AT&T Internet N/A $149 Up to $6.50 N/A
Windstream N/A $35 Prorated Past Due Amount $9.99 per month

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Birmingham By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 51%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 91%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 93%
C Spire Fiber 8 Gbps 2%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 42%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 44%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 37%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 43%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 91%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 25 Mbps 42%
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 51%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 37%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 93%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 44%
C Spire Fiber 1 Gbps 2%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Birmingham

Internet service providers in Birmingham use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 94%
Cable - 64%
DSL - 64%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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