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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 Provider State Coverage Link
Spectrum 82.5% Visit site
AT&T 59.2% Visit site
CenturyLink 31.8% Visit site
Windstream 13% Visit site
King Street Wireless 7.3% Visit site
Frontier Communications 6.5% Visit site
US Cellular 6.1% Visit site
North State Communications 4.5% Visit site
Suddenlink 4.5% Visit site
Morris Broadband 2.7% Visit site

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Internet Provider State Coverage Link
North Carolina Wireless 1.6% Visit site
Google Fiber 1.6% Visit site
ATMC 1.3% Visit site
Yadtel 1.3% Visit site
Skyrunner 1.3% Visit site
Continuum 1.2% Visit site
Star Communications 1.2% Visit site
Mediacom 1.1% Visit site
Electronics Service Company 1.1% Visit site
SkyBest Communications 1% Visit site
Randolph Telephone Memebership Corporation 0.9% Visit site
Surry Telephone Membership Corporation 0.7% Visit site
Comporium 0.6% Visit site
Greenlight 0.5% Visit site
Piedmont Communications 0.5% Visit site
GTT 0.5% Visit site
Wilkes Communications 0.5% Visit site
Bluewave Communications 0.5% Visit site
Northland Communications 0.4% Visit site
Hotwire Communications 0.4% Visit site
Country Cablevision 0.4% Visit site
Ellerbe Telephone Company 0.3% Visit site
RidgeComms 0.2% Visit site
TriCounty Telecom 0.2% Visit site
Murphy Cable TV 0.1% Visit site
Atlantic Telecom Multimedia Consolidated 0.1% Visit site
Riverstreet Networks 0.1% Visit site
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC 0.1% Visit site
Zito Media LP 0.1% Visit site
Town of Pineville 0.1% Visit site
XFINITY (Comcast) 0.1% Visit site
Net-Change.Com 0.1% Visit site
Ting 0.1% 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 <.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
Fiber 27.8%
Cable 91.5%
DSL 92.3%
Fixed Wireless 13.2%

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 Mbps 0.7%
6 to 10 Mbps 1.8%
11 to 20 Mbps 0.7%
21 to 30 Mbps 1.6%
31 to 75 Mbps 0.8%
76 to 100 Mbps 5.9%
101 to 250 Mbps 2.2%
251 to 500 Mbps 56.4%
501 to 999 Mbps 0.0%
1 Gbps or more 28.6%

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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