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Broadband Internet in North Carolina

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INTERNET ACCESS IN North Carolina

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

North Carolina Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
95%
95% BROADBAND COVERAGE
9%
9% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

45.2

14th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

95.2%

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

93.8%

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

34.6%

of North Carolinians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

98.8%

of North Carolinians have access to wireline service.

33.1%

of North Carolinians have access to fiber-optic service.

91.9%

of North Carolinians have access to cable service.

93.3%

of North Carolinians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.8%

of North Carolinians have access to mobile broadband service.

18.3%

of North Carolinians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in North Carolina

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Elk Park421.4 MBPS9 Providers
2.Granite Quarry131.7 MBPS11 Providers
3.Nakina123.2 MBPS7 Providers
4.Buxton116.4 MBPS6 Providers
5.Rockwell106.6 MBPS10 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in North Carolina

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
AT&T Internet85.8 MBPS
Charter Spectrum65.1 MBPS
Windstream36.9 MBPS
CenturyLink26.5 MBPS
Frontier Communications7.7 MBPS

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 98.1% of North Carolinians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 173 internet providers in North Carolina.
  • There are 394,000 people in North Carolina without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 816,000 people in North Carolina that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 118,000 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
Aberdeen97.0%10 providers
Advance100.0%12 providers
Ahoskie92.1%9 providers
Albemarle99.7%8 providers
Angier95.6%10 providers
Apex99.6%15 providers
Arden100.0%14 providers
Asheboro99.5%12 providers
Asheville100.0%17 providers
Ayden82.3%8 providers
Beaufort99.9%7 providers
Belmont100.0%14 providers
Benson86.1%10 providers
Bessemer City100.0%11 providers
Black Mountain95.3%12 providers
Boone99.7%12 providers
Brevard95.0%9 providers
Browns Summit99.6%13 providers
Burgaw69.7%9 providers
Burlington98.9%17 providers
Burnsville91.3%11 providers
Butner100.0%8 providers
Cameron92.7%10 providers
Camp Lejeune95.9%8 providers
Candler99.9%11 providers
Canton85.0%11 providers
Carrboro100.0%14 providers
Carthage83.4%9 providers
Cary100.0%19 providers
Chapel Hill100.0%20 providers
Charlotte100.0%34 providers
Cherryville100.0%10 providers
China Grove99.8%12 providers
Claremont99.5%12 providers
Clayton99.8%14 providers
Clemmons100.0%14 providers
Clinton64.3%8 providers
Clyde91.3%11 providers
Concord99.9%14 providers
Connellys Springs98.1%12 providers
Conover99.9%13 providers
Cornelius100.0%14 providers
Creedmoor93.6%14 providers
Cullowhee58.9%7 providers
Dallas99.4%12 providers
Davidson100.0%15 providers
Denver100.0%12 providers
Dudley100.0%9 providers
Dunn85.8%9 providers
Durham99.8%20 providers
Eden99.0%12 providers
Edenton98.1%8 providers
Elizabeth City99.9%13 providers
Elizabethtown92.3%7 providers
Elkin100.0%13 providers
Elon97.0%13 providers
Fairmont48.0%9 providers
Fayetteville99.7%16 providers
Fletcher99.7%12 providers
Forest City96.4%12 providers
Fort Bragg100.0%10 providers
Four Oaks74.9%11 providers
Franklin63.8%9 providers
Franklinton94.5%9 providers
Fuquay Varina99.0%12 providers
Garner100.0%16 providers
Gastonia100.0%16 providers
Gibsonville100.0%12 providers
Goldsboro100.0%13 providers
Graham99.9%13 providers
Granite Falls99.2%12 providers
Greensboro100.0%19 providers
Greenville99.2%12 providers
Hamlet98.1%11 providers
Hampstead99.1%10 providers
Harrisburg100.0%12 providers
Havelock99.8%10 providers
Henderson96.6%12 providers
Hendersonville98.2%13 providers
Hertford96.5%11 providers
Hickory99.5%14 providers
High Point100.0%15 providers
Hillsborough98.0%15 providers
Holly Springs99.3%15 providers
Hope Mills100.0%10 providers
Hubert100.0%7 providers
Hudson99.8%14 providers
Huntersville100.0%16 providers
Indian Trail100.0%15 providers
Jacksonville100.0%11 providers
Jamestown100.0%13 providers
Kannapolis100.0%10 providers
Kernersville100.0%16 providers
Kill Devil Hills99.9%9 providers
King99.7%12 providers
Kings Mountain99.8%11 providers
Kinston96.3%9 providers
Knightdale100.0%13 providers
La Grange85.0%11 providers
Laurinburg93.8%11 providers
Leicester96.6%11 providers
Leland98.5%12 providers
Lenoir97.7%13 providers
Lewisville100.0%12 providers
Lexington100.0%13 providers
Liberty93.4%11 providers
Lillington95.1%9 providers
Lincolnton99.8%11 providers
Louisburg83.3%7 providers
Lumberton94.8%11 providers
Madison98.1%10 providers
Maiden99.9%10 providers
Marion85.2%13 providers
Marshall62.7%12 providers
Marshville93.5%10 providers
Matthews100.0%13 providers
Maxton75.7%11 providers
Mebane95.2%15 providers
Mocksville99.2%9 providers
Monroe98.5%15 providers
Mooresville100.0%15 providers
Morehead City100.0%11 providers
Morganton98.0%13 providers
Morrisville100.0%19 providers
Mount Airy99.0%11 providers
Mount Holly100.0%12 providers
Mount Olive60.0%12 providers
Moyock98.6%8 providers
Murphy70.2%10 providers
Nashville87.1%11 providers
New Bern99.0%11 providers
Newport100.0%7 providers
Newton99.9%15 providers
North Wilkesboro99.7%8 providers
Oxford79.0%8 providers
Pembroke99.7%11 providers
Pfafftown100.0%9 providers
Pikeville98.8%11 providers
Pinehurst100.0%9 providers
Pittsboro85.0%12 providers
Raeford95.3%9 providers
Raleigh100.0%22 providers
Randleman99.3%14 providers
Red Springs84.9%9 providers
Reidsville96.3%12 providers
Richlands96.0%7 providers
Roanoke Rapids98.5%8 providers
Rockingham98.0%11 providers
Rockwell99.4%10 providers
Rocky Mount99.3%12 providers
Rocky Point88.8%9 providers
Roxboro94.1%12 providers
Rutherfordton83.0%13 providers
Saint Pauls95.6%8 providers
Salisbury100.0%16 providers
Sanford96.8%12 providers
Selma99.0%12 providers
Shallotte100.0%8 providers
Shelby98.2%13 providers
Siler City79.4%10 providers
Smithfield99.1%11 providers
Snow Hill35.0%7 providers
Southern Pines99.3%10 providers
Southport100.0%10 providers
Spring Lake99.9%12 providers
Spruce Pine91.7%12 providers
Stanley100.0%12 providers
Statesville97.1%15 providers
Summerfield100.0%12 providers
Supply95.0%8 providers
Swannanoa99.7%12 providers
Swansboro100.0%8 providers
Sylva42.8%12 providers
Tabor City76.4%9 providers
Tarboro93.4%10 providers
Taylorsville93.1%11 providers
Thomasville99.7%11 providers
Trinity97.3%10 providers
Vale95.9%13 providers
Wadesboro94.7%9 providers
Wake Forest99.5%14 providers
Wallace82.0%9 providers
Walnut Cove100.0%10 providers
Washington97.8%8 providers
Waxhaw99.1%11 providers
Waynesville96.5%11 providers
Weaverville99.6%14 providers
Wendell100.0%13 providers
Whiteville93.6%10 providers
Wilkesboro100.0%9 providers
Williamston89.5%8 providers
Willow Spring99.0%12 providers
Wilmington99.9%17 providers
Wilson99.6%15 providers
Windsor82.8%6 providers
Winston Salem100.0%17 providers
Winterville99.7%8 providers
Yadkinville99.5%12 providers
Youngsville99.4%11 providers
Zebulon99.2%13 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.