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Internet providers in Birmingham, AL

1. AT&T
57% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
2. T-Mobile Home Internet
57% available in Birmingham
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

3. Spectrum
58% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

4. EarthLink
93% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(110)

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

5. Windstream
62% available in Birmingham
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

User Rating(590)
6. C Spire
83% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
8000Mbps
7. Hughesnet
99% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(420)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

8. Easy Internet Now
97% available in Birmingham
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
9. Hargray
10% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
10. ispMint
99% available in Birmingham
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
30Mbps
11. Advanced Broadband
16% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
12. BlountBroadband LLC
19% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. Spectrum
58% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

2. Earthlink Business
90% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get started with a $500 gift card today.

3. C Spire
83% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
8000Mbps
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(420)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

5. Easy Internet Now
97% available in Birmingham
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
6. Advanced Broadband
16% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. Uniti
45% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
8. Ooma
50% available in Birmingham
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
1. Mint
Available in Birmingham
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Birmingham
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
58% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Birmingham
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Birmingham

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Birmingham area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$87.43/mo

Average speed
146.5 Mbps

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Most popular provider

Birmingham Residential Internet Coverage

With dozens of neighborhoods, the city of Birmingham has a vibrant population that depends on consistent internet service for entertainment and work.

Through Centurylink Prism, residents of select Birmingham neighborhoods have access to fiber internet. The service area is limited to the eastern part of the city, reaching neighborhoods like Roebuck Springs, South East Lake, and Eastwood.

One of the most established service providers in Birmingham is AT&T. Between their DSL service and their fiber service, AT&T makes internet available to all of Birmingham, with service running from Hooper City in the north to Oxmoor in the south. AT&T is available as far west as Wylam and reaches the eastern neighborhood of Huffman.

Service provider CenturyLink has a reliable network in the eastern part of Birmingham that mirrors the map of Centurylink Prism. However, they also cover parts of central Birmingham, including Thomas, Acipco-Finley, and Smithfield.

Those on the far eastern edges of Birmingham can choose Windstream for their high-speed internet.

The Charter cable network reaches most parts of Birmingham, excluding certain central and northern neighborhoods. Some of the areas that fall outside of the company_s network include Collegeville, Norwood, Kingston, and Woodlawn.

Through Brighthouse Networks, residents in almost every part of Birmingham can access high-speed internet. Some parts in the southern half of Birmingham are not within the Brighthouse Networks service area, however.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Birmingham

Average download speed
146.48 Mbps

Average upload speed
62.77 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
24.79 ms

Average jitter
24.38 ms

 

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Learn more about BlountBroadband LLC

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Summary of Birmingham internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Windstream DSL 2000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Windstream
C Spire Fiber 8000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for C Spire
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Easy Internet Now DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.5/5
Hargray Cable 300 Mbps 2.0/5 View Plans for Hargray
ispMint 5G Home 30 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for ispMint
Advanced Broadband Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A View Plans for Advanced Broadband
BlountBroadband LLC Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A View Plans for BlountBroadband LLC

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Birmingham

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on internet providers in Birmingham.

ViaSat

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Steve L | 11-18-2019

Every time my internet would "Buffer" due to overcast, rain, or wind the spinning ball would lock up. All I could do is shut everything down and re-boot, may or may not start up my show on Netflix (I'm the only one at home). Would call up customer service, get put on hold for 20-45 minutes (their hoping I will hang up) I set my phone on hands free and read book. Very dissatisfied with the customer service.

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AT&T

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Amanda D | 07-29-2014

At first I had a lot of trouble with this company. I got talked into a much more expensive and troublesome plan(wifi) and almost had to pay a huge sum to fix their problems. I got a full credit and my bill is manageable again. Now everything runs smooth and I love the speed of my internet. I home school so the wifi is excellent for research etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes 33 No 20

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AT&T

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Amanda D | 07-29-2014

At first I had a lot of trouble with this company. I got talked into a much more expensive and troublesome plan(wifi) and almost had to pay a huge sum to fix their problems. I got a full credit and my bill is manageable again. Now everything runs smooth and I love the speed of my internet. I home school so the wifi is excellent for research etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes 33 No 20

ViaSat

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Steve L | 11-18-2019

Every time my internet would "Buffer" due to overcast, rain, or wind the spinning ball would lock up. All I could do is shut everything down and re-boot, may or may not start up my show on Netflix (I'm the only one at home). Would call up customer service, get put on hold for 20-45 minutes (their hoping I will hang up) I set my phone on hands free and read book. Very dissatisfied with the customer service.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2 No 0

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