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.
92%
92% BROADBAND COVERAGE
13%
13% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

26.8

15th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

93.1%

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

90.4%

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

12.6%

of North Carolinians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

98.5%

of North Carolinians have access to wireline service.

11.3%

of North Carolinians have access to fiber-optic service.

90.8%

of North Carolinians have access to cable service.

92.0%

of North Carolinians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.8%

of North Carolinians have access to mobile broadband service.

9.9%

of North Carolinians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In North Carolina

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1.
Walnut Cove
75.3 MBPS
75.3">%
2.
Wingate
67.9 MBPS
67.9">%
3.
Midland
64.8 MBPS
64.8">%
4.
Chapel Hill
55.4 MBPS
55.4">%
5.
Lawndale
55.3 MBPS
55.3">%

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 96.7% of North Carolinians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 148 broadband providers in North Carolina.
  • There are 698,000 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 151,000 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

Average speed over time
Apex95.7%24 providers
Asheboro98.9%17 providers
Asheville99.8%23 providers
Boone98.6%14 providers
Burlington97.6%24 providers
Cary100.0%30 providers
Chapel Hill98.0%32 providers
Charlotte100.0%43 providers
Clayton99.8%16 providers
Concord99.9%20 providers
Durham99.6%28 providers
Elizabeth City99.9%15 providers
Fayetteville99.6%23 providers
Fuquay Varina98.8%16 providers
Garner100.0%24 providers
Gastonia100.0%24 providers
Goldsboro99.6%18 providers
Greensboro99.3%36 providers
Greenville95.6%17 providers
Henderson94.3%13 providers
Hendersonville86.4%16 providers
Hickory99.0%18 providers
High Point100.0%21 providers
Hope Mills100.0%11 providers
Huntersville100.0%21 providers
Indian Trail100.0%16 providers
Jacksonville99.7%19 providers
Kannapolis100.0%13 providers
Kernersville99.9%21 providers
Kinston92.7%11 providers
Lenoir96.4%14 providers
Lexington89.1%16 providers
Lincolnton97.3%13 providers
Lumberton94.5%11 providers
Marion84.6%14 providers
Matthews99.4%19 providers
Monroe98.3%20 providers
Mooresville100.0%22 providers
Morganton96.7%14 providers
Mount Airy98.4%14 providers
New Bern95.0%14 providers
Raeford92.6%11 providers
Raleigh99.9%31 providers
Reidsville91.4%14 providers
Rocky Mount96.5%18 providers
Salisbury99.9%24 providers
Sanford95.2%16 providers
Shelby98.0%18 providers
Statesville95.8%23 providers
Thomasville99.6%16 providers
Wake Forest99.5%18 providers
Waxhaw99.0%14 providers
Wilmington99.8%22 providers
Wilson99.3%19 providers
Winston Salem100.0%30 providers
Last Updated on 7/11/2017.

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