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.

6.10%

Population with faster than 1 Gbps available.

77.60%

Population with only 100 Mbps speeds or less available.

8.80%

Population with only 25 Mbps speeds or less available.

27 Mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

3.00%

Population with no wired internet access available.

97.00%

Population with wired internet access available.

13.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

25

Average broadband score for North Carolina

Broadband in North Carolina

Largest Cities in North CarolinaProvidersSpeeds (down/up)Speeds (down/up)Broadband Score
Apex, NC191 Gbps / 1 Gbps83 Mbps / 63 Mbps38
Asheboro, NC181 Gbps / 40 Mbps31 Mbps / 3 Mbps40
Asheville, NC191 Gbps / 1 Gbps92 Mbps / 80 Mbps52
Boone, NC151 Gbps / 1 Gbps145 Mbps / 75 Mbps52
Burlington, NC191 Gbps / 1 Gbps74 Mbps / 55 Mbps28
Carrboro, NC171 Gbps / 1 Gbps88 Mbps / 66 Mbps30
Cary, NC211 Gbps / 1 Gbps77 Mbps / 56 Mbps44
Chapel Hill, NC211 Gbps / 1 Gbps74 Mbps / 56 Mbps43
Charlotte, NC281 Gbps / 1 Gbps68 Mbps / 47 Mbps61
Clayton, NC141 Gbps / 1 Gbps37 Mbps / 11 Mbps38
Clemmons, NC181 Gbps / 1 Gbps85 Mbps / 65 Mbps39
Concord, NC161 Gbps / 1 Gbps105 Mbps / 18 Mbps73
Cornelius, NC221 Gbps / 1 Gbps77 Mbps / 50 Mbps47
Durham, NC191 Gbps / 1 Gbps124 Mbps / 105 Mbps79
Elizabeth City, NC15300 Mbps / 100 Mbps37 Mbps / 4 Mbps34
Fayetteville, NC171 Gbps / 1 Gbps29 Mbps / 3 Mbps39
Garner, NC181 Gbps / 1 Gbps86 Mbps / 64 Mbps36
Gastonia, NC191 Gbps / 1 Gbps65 Mbps / 56 Mbps35
Goldsboro, NC161 Gbps / 1 Gbps97 Mbps / 66 Mbps34
Greensboro, NC221 Gbps / 1 Gbps106 Mbps / 51 Mbps51
Greenville, NC171 Gbps / 1 Gbps86 Mbps / 27 Mbps64
Havelock, NC13300 Mbps / 20 Mbps31 Mbps / 3 Mbps30
Hickory, NC18100 Mbps / 11 Mbps12 Mbps / 1 Mbps23
High Point, NC211 Gbps / 1 Gbps82 Mbps / 50 Mbps44
Holly Springs, NC171 Gbps / 1 Gbps99 Mbps / 77 Mbps49
Huntersville, NC211 Gbps / 1 Gbps79 Mbps / 53 Mbps43
Indian Trail, NC141 Gbps / 20 Mbps31 Mbps / 3 Mbps34
Jacksonville, NC151 Gbps / 1 Gbps80 Mbps / 68 Mbps91
Kannapolis, NC161 Gbps / 1 Gbps82 Mbps / 6 Mbps63
Kernersville, NC171 Gbps / 1 Gbps105 Mbps / 64 Mbps42
Kinston, NC141 Gbps / 1 Gbps35 Mbps / 23 Mbps47
Lenoir, NC201 Gbps / 1 Gbps61 Mbps / 51 Mbps23
Lexington, NC161 Gbps / 1 Gbps86 Mbps / 65 Mbps32
Lumberton, NC181 Gbps / 1 Gbps80 Mbps / 58 Mbps30
Matthews, NC161 Gbps / 1 Gbps94 Mbps / 66 Mbps37
Monroe, NC17300 Mbps / 20 Mbps26 Mbps / 3 Mbps33
Mooresville, NC161 Gbps / 1 Gbps105 Mbps / 67 Mbps43
Morganton, NC161 Gbps / 1 Gbps82 Mbps / 65 Mbps25
Morrisville, NC151 Gbps / 1 Gbps105 Mbps / 79 Mbps43
New Bern, NC101 Gbps / 1 Gbps139 Mbps / 33 Mbps70
Raleigh, NC211 Gbps / 1 Gbps76 Mbps / 56 Mbps44
Rocky Mount, NC151 Gbps / 1 Gbps94 Mbps / 22 Mbps69
Salisbury, NC181 Gbps / 1 Gbps135 Mbps / 114 Mbps81
Sanford, NC15100 Mbps / 11 Mbps15 Mbps / 2 Mbps36
Shelby, NC181 Gbps / 1 Gbps78 Mbps / 58 Mbps32
Statesville, NC171 Gbps / 1 Gbps84 Mbps / 62 Mbps35
Thomasville, NC111 Gbps / 30 Mbps56 Mbps / 3 Mbps40
Wake Forest, NC181 Gbps / 1 Gbps83 Mbps / 62 Mbps39
Wilmington, NC151 Gbps / 1 Gbps79 Mbps / 68 Mbps35
Wilson, NC141 Gbps / 1 Gbps101 Mbps / 75 Mbps100
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in North Carolina
ProviderAvg. Speeds
HughesNet25 Mbps
Viasat25 Mbps
Spectrum264 Mbps
AT&T35 Mbps
Cyberonic11 Mbps
CenturyLink32 Mbps
AT&T Fiber1 Gbps
Windstream49 Mbps
Telephone and Data Systems1 Mbps
Frontier14 Mbps