Atlanta Internet | Service Providers in Atlanta

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About Internet Service in Atlanta

Atlanta residents enjoy a higher-than-average rate of fiber connectivity, which may explain the average upload and download speeds in this city, which are speedy when compared to the national average. Atlanta residents can subscribe to Internet services from several mainstream national ISPs, such as Verizon and Comcast.

Atlanta Quick Facts

  • Total Area (sq miles): 120
  • Population: 422,371
  • Housing Units: 236,010
Atlanta Education Levels Overall U.S. Education Levels
H.S. Graduates 78.5% 80.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 37.1% 24.8%
Atlanta Resident Incomes Overall U.S. Incomes
Median Income $55,793 $58,283
Poverty Rate 17.8% 15.8%
Below $25k 31.5% 24.1%
$25k-$50k 28.1% 30.0%
$50k-$100k 23.7% 30.6%
$100k-$200k 14.4% 16.5%
$200k or more 7.4% 4.2%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Access in Atlanta

City Connectivity

Atlanta has DSL, fiber, wireless, and cable connectivity rates that are higher than the national averages. This level of online accessibility isn’t too surprising, since Atlanta is a major urban hub.

City Accessibility Rates Overall U.S. Rates
DSL 99.6% 89.7%
Fiber 47.8% 23.3%
Cable 97.9% 88.6%
Wireless 100.0% 99.0%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Speed in Atlanta

Atlanta’s Internet speeds are slightly faster than the average rate for the state of Georgia. However, Atlanta’s Internet speeds pale in comparison to Trenton’s 32.34 Mbps, a city that is the seat of government for Dade County. However, Atlanta’s Internet speeds are faster than lower-population cities like Hephzibah.

  • Upload Speed: 6.51 Mbps
  • Download Speed: 21.82 Mbps
  • Source: NetIndex.com

Atlanta-Area Providers

The National Broadband Map for Atlanta reveals that this city is reliant on several national mainstream ISPs for connectivity. Some of the listed ISPs are used for business Internet services, so they will not be included within the final list of residential ISPs.

Comcast (U-Verse)

  • Service Areas: Availability based on residential address in Atlanta
  • Service Tiers: Pro, Elite, Max, Max Plus, Max Turbo, and Power
  • Downstream Speeds: 3 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 24 Mbps, and 45 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $29.95, $34.95, $44.95, $54.95, and $64.95
  • Features and Limitations: AT&T includes a wireless router and security software in their high speed Internet packages. However, like Comcast, their starting plan is quite pricey for extremely low downstream speeds, which also requires a minimum 12-month commitment.

Verizon (High Speed DSL)

  • Service Areas: Availability based on residential address in Atlanta
  • Service Tiers: High Speed Internet and High Speed Internet Enhanced
  • Downstream Speeds: 0.5 – 15 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $19.99 and $29.99 (One year minimum contract)
  • Features and Limitations: Verizon’s starting Internet service tier offers one of the lowest speeds of any ISP, which can severely affect browsing experiences.

T-Mobile (Mobile Internet)

  • Service Areas: 4G LTE coverage across Atlanta
  • Service Tiers: 500 MB, 2.5 GB, 4.5 GB, 6.5 GB, 8.5 GB, and 10.5 GB
  • Downstream Speeds: 13.11 Mbps – 36.65 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $20, $30, $40, $50, $60, and $70
  • Features and Limitations: Users sacrifice Internet speeds for wireless mobility by using 4G LTE data plans. Connectivity may be intermittent, based on cell reception at your current location.

Sprint

  • Service Areas: Available across Atlanta
  • Service Tiers: 3GB, 6GB, and 12 GB connection plans
  • Downstream Speeds: 600 Kbps – 6 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $34.99, $49.99, and $79.99
  • Features and Limitations: Sprint does not offer traditional wired broadband service. Instead, they offer mobile broadband hotspots, allowing you to connect to the Internet while on the go. However, Sprint’s wireless subscribers are subject to much slower Internet speeds than traditional broadband subscribers.

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