Broadband Internet in North Carolina

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BROADBAND IN North Carolina

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

North Carolina Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
90%
90% BROADBAND COVERAGE
16%
16% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

26.8

19th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

92.0%

of North Carolinians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

31.2%

of North Carolinians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

10.5%

of North Carolinians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

98.7%

of North Carolinians have access to wireline service.

10.6%

of North Carolinians have access to fiber-optic service.

89.7%

of North Carolinians have access to cable service.

87.4%

of North Carolinians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.8%

of North Carolinians have access to mobile broadband service.

11.3%

of North Carolinians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In North Carolina

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1.
Wilkesboro
56.8 MBPS
56.8">%
2.
40.9">%
3.
Roanoke Rapids
40.5 MBPS
40.5">%
4.
Conover
39.6 MBPS
39.6">%
5.
Hickory
39.4 MBPS
39.4">%

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, NC Broadband has been awarded $6,610,996 in federal grants for North Carolina's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $120,685,297, accounting for 3.5% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in North Carolina.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 93.4% to 96.4% of North Carolinians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 143 broadband providers in North Carolina.
  • There are 813,000 people in North Carolina without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 1.5 million people in North Carolina that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 127,000 people in North Carolina don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

North Carolina CITIES

Apex95.6%22 providers
Asheboro98.9%17 providers
Asheville99.8%21 providers
Boone98.6%19 providers
Burlington97.6%21 providers
Cary100.0%28 providers
Chapel Hill97.8%33 providers
Charlotte100.0%37 providers
Clayton99.8%18 providers
Concord99.8%15 providers
Durham99.4%26 providers
Elizabeth City99.9%14 providers
Fayetteville99.6%22 providers
Fuquay Varina98.6%16 providers
Garner100.0%19 providers
Gastonia100.0%20 providers
Goldsboro99.5%15 providers
Greensboro99.3%33 providers
Greenville94.7%18 providers
Henderson93.8%13 providers
Hendersonville85.1%14 providers
Hickory99.0%16 providers
High Point100.0%19 providers
Hope Mills100.0%10 providers
Huntersville100.0%19 providers
Indian Trail100.0%15 providers
Jacksonville99.7%16 providers
Kannapolis100.0%11 providers
Kernersville99.9%20 providers
Kinston93.0%11 providers
Lenoir96.5%14 providers
Lexington88.9%18 providers
Lincolnton97.1%13 providers
Lumberton94.6%11 providers
Marion84.6%14 providers
Matthews99.4%18 providers
Monroe98.3%19 providers
Mooresville100.0%18 providers
Morganton96.7%14 providers
Mount Airy98.1%11 providers
New Bern96.6%14 providers
Raeford92.2%11 providers
Raleigh99.9%29 providers
Reidsville91.2%15 providers
Rocky Mount96.6%17 providers
Salisbury99.9%22 providers
Sanford92.1%13 providers
Shelby97.6%16 providers
Statesville95.8%22 providers
Thomasville99.6%16 providers
Wake Forest99.5%19 providers
Waxhaw98.9%14 providers
Wilmington99.5%21 providers
Wilson99.3%17 providers
Winston Salem100.0%29 providers
Last Updated on 4/18/2017.

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