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Internet Service in North Carolina

In North Carolina, 96.9% of the state has the option of 10 Mbps wired or wireless Internet service. In fact, there is a good selection of Internet technology available throughout the state. 88% of the population has DSL access. 91.5% of those live in North Carolina have cable Internet. 98.9% of residents have wireless Internet. 9.5% of the Tar Heel State has fiber Internet.

However, just over 30% of the population has the choice of 3 or more Internet service providers, which means most consumers are lacking in choice when it comes to Internet service. In addition, in North Carolina, 33.8% of the population is without Internet connection.

Broadband in North Carolina

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Albemarle, NC91.22N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A35
Apex, NC165.66N/AN/A1.14N/AN/A42
Asheboro, NC169.42N/AN/A0.41N/AN/A40
Asheville, NC184.27N/AN/A3.381455643
Belmont, NC169.98N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A41
Black Mountain, NC184.27N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A43
Boone, NC143.31N/AN/A0.86N/AN/A41
Brevard, NC140.72N/AN/A0.90N/AN/A28
Burlington, NC142.50N/AN/A0.60154340
Butner, NC132.25N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A37
Carrboro, NC1511.61N/AN/A0.37N/AN/A42
Cary, NC165.66N/AN/A1.14855042
Chapel Hill, NC1511.61N/AN/A0.371655842
Charlotte, NC1911.20N/AN/A1.06955143
Clayton, NC143.30N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A39
Clemmons, NC1511.11N/AN/A0.57N/AN/A42
Clinton, NC126.48N/AN/A0.79N/AN/A42
Concord, NC127.37N/AN/A0.87454639
Conover, NC143.68N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A40
Cornelius, NC1911.20N/AN/A1.06N/AN/A43
Davidson, NC1911.20N/AN/A1.06N/AN/A43
Dunn, NC142.51N/AN/A0.59N/AN/A39
Durham, NC159.36N/AN/A0.821555742
Eden, NC102.32N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A36
Elizabeth City, NC112.58N/AN/A0.30N/AN/A37
Elon College, NC14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Etowah, NC16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Fayetteville, NC133.16N/AN/A1.191355538
Fletcher, NC168.76N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A40
Forest City, NC181.08N/AN/A0.37N/AN/A34
Fort Bragg, NC13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Garner, NC165.66N/AN/A1.14N/AN/A42
Gastonia, NC169.98N/AN/A0.63254441
Goldsboro, NC133.40N/AN/A0.73N/AN/A51
Graham, NC142.50N/AN/A0.60N/AN/A40
Greensboro, NC1513.07N/AN/A1.291055242
Greenville, NC114.75N/AN/A1.72654847
Harrisburg, NC127.37N/AN/A0.87N/AN/A39
Havelock, NC112.47N/AN/A0.85N/AN/A47
Henderson, NC91.54N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A35
Hendersonville, NC168.76N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A40
Hickory, NC143.68N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A40
High Point, NC1513.07N/AN/A1.29554742
Holly Springs, NC165.66N/AN/A1.14N/AN/A42
Hope Mills, NC133.16N/AN/A1.19N/AN/A38
Huntersville, NC1911.20N/AN/A1.06N/AN/A43
Indian Trail, NC113.26N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A38
Jacksonville, NC115.94N/AN/A0.221155338
Kannapolis, NC117.37N/AN/A0.87N/AN/A38
Kernersville, NC1511.11N/AN/A0.57N/AN/A42
Kings Mountain, NC112.76N/AN/A0.90N/AN/A36
Kinston, NC121.07N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A46
Knightdale, NC165.66N/AN/A1.14N/AN/A42
Laurinburg, NC111.69N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A35
Leland, NC135.94N/AN/A0.25N/AN/A36
Lenoir, NC142.31N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A40
Lewisville, NC1511.11N/AN/A0.57N/AN/A42
Lexington, NC162.81N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A41
Lincolnton, NC132.67N/AN/A0.12N/AN/A39
Lumberton, NC146.77N/AN/A0.17N/AN/A36
Marion, NC82.55N/AN/A0.32N/AN/A33
Matthews, NC1911.20N/AN/A1.06N/AN/A43
Mebane, NC142.50N/AN/A0.60N/AN/A40
Monroe, NC123.26N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A38
Mooresville, NC173.59N/AN/A0.73N/AN/A43
Morehead City, NC102.67N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A36
Morganton, NC164.67N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A42
Morrisville, NC165.66N/AN/A1.14N/AN/A42
Mount Airy, NC1529.14N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A41
Mount Holly, NC169.98N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A41
New Bern, NC112.47N/AN/A0.85N/AN/A47
Newton, NC143.68N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A40
Oak Island, NC135.94N/AN/A0.25N/AN/A36
Oxford, NC132.25N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A37
Pinehurst, NC162.26N/AN/A0.17N/AN/A40
Pineville, NC1911.20N/AN/A1.06N/AN/A43
Raleigh, NC165.66N/AN/A1.14754942
Reidsville, NC102.32N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A36
Roanoke Rapids, NC121.55N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A48
Rockingham, NC153.48N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A39
Rocky Mount, NC111.07N/AN/A0.15354546
Roxboro, NC131.94N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A38
Salisbury, NC143.25N/AN/A1.46N/AN/A40
Sanford, NC132.80N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A39
Shelby, NC122.76N/AN/A0.90N/AN/A37
Siler City, NC172.20N/AN/A0.68N/AN/A41
Smithfield, NC153.30N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A41
Southern Pines, NC162.26N/AN/A0.17N/AN/A40
Spring Lake, NC133.16N/AN/A1.19N/AN/A38
Statesville, NC173.59N/AN/A0.73N/AN/A43
Summerfield, NC1513.07N/AN/A1.29N/AN/A42
Tarboro, NC111.07N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A45
Thomasville, NC162.81N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A41
Wake Forest, NC165.66N/AN/A1.14N/AN/A42
Washington, NC122.53N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A45
Waxhaw, NC93.26N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A35
Waynesville, NC156.03N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A39
Wilmington, NC124.53N/AN/A0.701255438
Wilson, NC113.07N/AN/A1.72N/AN/A37
Winterville, NC114.75N/AN/A1.72N/AN/A47
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in North Carolina

Since 2009, the North Carolina Department of Commerce has been awarded $6,610,996.00 in federal dollars for North Carolina's "North Carolina Broadband Infrastructure" program. North Carolina has awarded these monies to 11 organizations and departments within the state.

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