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There are 57 home TV and internet providers and 66 business providers across all of North Carolina. 68.6% of homes can get more than one wired (cable, DSL, fiber) internet provider, which is below average (#47 out of 52, including Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.). Competition is generally good for the customer, which means internet in North Carolina is more likely to offer competitive speeds or prices. All home internet providers are listed below.

North Carolina Internet Service Providers

Internet ProviderState CoverageLink
Spectrum82.5%Visit site
AT&T59.2%Visit site
CenturyLink31.8%Visit site
Windstream13%Visit site
King Street Wireless7.3%Visit site
Frontier Communications6.5%Visit site
US Cellular6.1%Visit site
North State Communications4.5%Visit site
Suddenlink4.5%Visit site
Morris Broadband2.7%Visit site

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Internet ProviderState CoverageLink
North Carolina Wireless1.6%Visit site
Google Fiber1.6%Visit site
ATMC1.3%Visit site
Yadtel1.3%Visit site
Skyrunner1.3%Visit site
Continuum1.2%Visit site
Star Communications1.2%Visit site
Mediacom1.1%Visit site
Electronics Service Company1.1%Visit site
SkyBest Communications1%Visit site
Randolph Telephone Memebership Corporation0.9%Visit site
Surry Telephone Membership Corporation0.7%Visit site
Comporium0.6%Visit site
Greenlight0.5%Visit site
Piedmont Communications0.5%Visit site
GTT0.5%Visit site
Wilkes Communications0.5%Visit site
Bluewave Communications0.5%Visit site
Northland Communications0.4%Visit site
Hotwire Communications0.4%Visit site
Country Cablevision0.4%Visit site
Ellerbe Telephone Company0.3%Visit site
RidgeComms0.2%Visit site
TriCounty Telecom0.2%Visit site
Murphy Cable TV0.1%Visit site
Atlantic Telecom Multimedia Consolidated0.1%Visit site
Riverstreet Networks0.1%Visit site
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC0.1%Visit site
Zito Media LP0.1%Visit site
Town of Pineville0.1%Visit site
XFINITY (Comcast)0.1%Visit site
Net-Change.Com0.1%Visit site
Ting0.1%Visit site
Access Media Holdings<.1%Visit site
Nixons Solutions<.1%Visit site
Fastlink Communications<.1%Visit site
Communication Specialists Company of Wilmington<.1%Visit site
Cox Communications<.1%Visit site
Verizon<.1%Visit site
New Cloud Networks<.1%Visit site
ETC<.1%Visit site
ZochNet<.1%Visit site
Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative<.1%Visit site
KQVA.net<.1%Visit site
Birch Communications<.1%Visit site
Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative<.1%Visit site
Crystal Broadband Networks<.1%Visit site
FirstLight Fiber<.1%Visit site
Cherokee Broadband Enterprise<.1%Visit site
TDS<.1%Visit site
Ind-Co Cable TV<.1%Visit site
ICS Advanced Technologies<.1%Visit site

27.0% of North Carolinians have only 1 wired provider connected to their block. 1.5% have no options at their homes except for satellite internet. This places North Carolina as the 6th most connected state.

Internet Provider Types

98.5% of North Carolina homes can get some type of internet. The table below shows which types of service are available.

Internet Type% of North Carolina
Fiber27.8%
Cable91.5%
DSL92.3%
Fixed Wireless13.2%

North Carolina Internet Speeds

We measure two different types of max speeds. The first is a measure of the fastest speed a home could get for any price. For North Carolina the average is 24.2 Mbps. This measure puts North Carolina #21 out of 52 in the US.

Download Speed% of North Carolina
.1 to 5 Mbps0.7%
6 to 10 Mbps1.8%
11 to 20 Mbps0.7%
21 to 30 Mbps1.6%
31 to 75 Mbps0.8%
76 to 100 Mbps5.9%
101 to 250 Mbps2.2%
251 to 500 Mbps56.4%
501 to 999 Mbps0.0%
1 Gbps or more28.6%

Our second measure of speed is the actual average speed in Mbps for all North Carolinians. Real-world average speeds in North Carolina are about 24.2 Mbps, meaning North Carolina ranks #33 out of 52.

Detailed Internet Data by City

DecisionData has obsessively collected and calculated the most comprehensive data for ISPs (internet service providers) in North Carolina. Click on a city to view detailed information including speeds by provider by city and much more.

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