There are 15 residential cable providers in Alabama covering 80% of the state. The largest cable company is Spectrum, available to 46.57% of Alabama homes. Call Spectrum first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 15 Cable Providers in Alabama

State ProviderAvailabilityAlabama SpeedsGet Service
Spectrum46.57%

60 to 400 Mbps

270.6 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Spectrum customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 2,254,580 people who can get cable from Spectrum in Alabama. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Spectrum potential customers in Alabama who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Spectrum offers 5 different speeds throughout Alabama. The fastest speed anyone in Alabama can get from Spectrum is 400 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Spectrum Alabama customers is 270.6 Mbps.

XFINITY (Comcast)17.8%

16 to 987 Mbps

554.43 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of XFINITY (Comcast) customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 861,630 people who can get cable from XFINITY (Comcast) in Alabama. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of XFINITY (Comcast) potential customers in Alabama who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. XFINITY (Comcast) offers 4 different speeds throughout Alabama. The fastest speed anyone in Alabama can get from XFINITY (Comcast) is 987 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all XFINITY (Comcast) Alabama customers is 554.43 Mbps.

Mediacom14.21%

100 to 1000 Mbps

950.49 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Mediacom customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 687,797 people who can get cable from Mediacom in Alabama. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Mediacom potential customers in Alabama who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Mediacom offers 2 different speeds throughout Alabama. The fastest speed anyone in Alabama can get from Mediacom is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Mediacom Alabama customers is 950.49 Mbps.

WoW Cable13.04%

25 to 1000 Mbps

570.07 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of WoW Cable customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 631,073 people who can get cable from WoW Cable in Alabama. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of WoW Cable potential customers in Alabama who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. WoW Cable offers 4 different speeds throughout Alabama. The fastest speed anyone in Alabama can get from WoW Cable is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all WoW Cable Alabama customers is 570.07 Mbps.

Cable One2.27%

1000 to 1000 Mbps

1000 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Cable One customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 109,958 people who can get cable from Cable One in Alabama. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Cable One potential customers in Alabama who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Cable One offers no different speeds throughout Alabama. The fastest speed anyone in Alabama can get from Cable One is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Cable One Alabama customers is 1000 Mbps.

CTV Beam1.92%

102 to 102 Mbps

102 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of CTV Beam customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 92,740 people who can get cable from CTV Beam in Alabama. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of CTV Beam potential customers in Alabama who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. CTV Beam offers no different speeds throughout Alabama. The fastest speed anyone in Alabama can get from CTV Beam is 102 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all CTV Beam Alabama customers is 102 Mbps.

USA Communications1.07%

3 to 60 Mbps

8.5 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of USA Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 52,001 people who can get cable from USA Communications in Alabama. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of USA Communications potential customers in Alabama who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. USA Communications offers 5 different speeds throughout Alabama. The fastest speed anyone in Alabama can get from USA Communications is 60 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all USA Communications Alabama customers is 8.5 Mbps.

Scottsboro Electric Power Board0.3%

20 to 20 Mbps

20 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Scottsboro Electric Power Board customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 14,691 people who can get cable from Scottsboro Electric Power Board in Alabama. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Scottsboro Electric Power Board potential customers in Alabama who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Scottsboro Electric Power Board offers no different speeds throughout Alabama. The fastest speed anyone in Alabama can get from Scottsboro Electric Power Board is 20 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Scottsboro Electric Power Board Alabama customers is 20 Mbps.

Zito Media LP0.26%

100 to 100 Mbps

100 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Zito Media LP customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 12,659 people who can get cable from Zito Media LP in Alabama. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Zito Media LP potential customers in Alabama who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Zito Media LP offers no different speeds throughout Alabama. The fastest speed anyone in Alabama can get from Zito Media LP is 100 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Zito Media LP Alabama customers is 100 Mbps.

West Alabama TV Cable Company0.26%

100 to 100 Mbps

100 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of West Alabama TV Cable Company customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 12,566 people who can get cable from West Alabama TV Cable Company in Alabama. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of West Alabama TV Cable Company potential customers in Alabama who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. West Alabama TV Cable Company offers no different speeds throughout Alabama. The fastest speed anyone in Alabama can get from West Alabama TV Cable Company is 100 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all West Alabama TV Cable Company Alabama customers is 100 Mbps.

 

 

* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in Alabama. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

Alabama residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like Spectrum and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in Alabama

Alabama customers can get an average of 396.38 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 1000 Mbps, which 16.58% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 3 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in West Alabama, and slower in the neighborhoods to the Northwest. Cable is the fastest internet in 69.88% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

Alabama Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
0 Mbps

 

Cable Coverage and Availability in Alabama

Cable internet is available to 80% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

Alabama Map of Cable Internet Availability

Cable Availability Key

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99%
95%
0%

 

What zip codes have cable in Alabama and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
3512499.71%
3521699.77%
35229100%
3500799.88%
35233100%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
35209100%
35205100%
3504088.63%
3524499.93%
3522399.54%

Cable in Your Alabama Neighborhood

Spectrum is the primary cable provider for Alabama's north, northeast, central, east, south and southeast neighborhoods. XFINITY (Comcast) also has cable internet service in Alabama's northwest and west regions. Mediacom provides cable service to Alabama in the southwest.

Compared with the rest of the county, Alabama has less access to cable versus other states and less cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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