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
13%
13% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

26.8

17th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

91.2%

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

22.4%

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

6.1%

of North Carolinians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.0%

of North Carolinians have access to wireline service.

9.5%

of North Carolinians have access to fiber-optic service.

91.5%

of North Carolinians have access to cable service.

88.0%

of North Carolinians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

98.9%

of North Carolinians have access to mobile broadband service.

8.8%

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 94.7% of North Carolinians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 147 broadband providers in North Carolina.
  • There are 895,000 people in North Carolina without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 1.1 million people in North Carolina that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 235,000 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

Apex100.0%22 providers
Asheboro100.0%17 providers
Asheville100.0%22 providers
Boone100.0%20 providers
Burlington100.0%23 providers
Cary100.0%30 providers
Chapel Hill100.0%33 providers
Charlotte100.0%39 providers
Clayton100.0%18 providers
Concord100.0%15 providers
Durham100.0%27 providers
Elizabeth City100.0%14 providers
Fayetteville100.0%23 providers
Fuquay Varina99.8%15 providers
Garner100.0%21 providers
Gastonia100.0%21 providers
Goldsboro100.0%16 providers
Greensboro100.0%35 providers
Greenville67.3%19 providers
Henderson100.0%13 providers
Hendersonville90.3%15 providers
Hickory100.0%16 providers
High Point100.0%19 providers
Hope Mills100.0%10 providers
Huntersville100.0%19 providers
Indian Trail100.0%14 providers
Jacksonville97.3%17 providers
Kannapolis100.0%11 providers
Kernersville100.0%20 providers
Kinston32.3%11 providers
Lenoir100.0%13 providers
Lexington100.0%17 providers
Lincolnton100.0%13 providers
Lumberton100.0%11 providers
Marion99.8%13 providers
Matthews100.0%18 providers
Monroe100.0%19 providers
Mooresville100.0%18 providers
Morganton100.0%13 providers
Mount Airy100.0%11 providers
New Bern60.3%15 providers
Raeford100.0%11 providers
Raleigh100.0%31 providers
Reidsville100.0%15 providers
Rocky Mount51.9%17 providers
Salisbury100.0%22 providers
Sanford100.0%13 providers
Shelby100.0%16 providers
Statesville100.0%24 providers
Thomasville100.0%16 providers
Wake Forest100.0%19 providers
Waxhaw100.0%14 providers
Wilmington100.0%23 providers
Wilson100.0%18 providers
Winston Salem100.0%31 providers
Last Updated on 10/26/2016.

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