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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
6%
6% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

35.9

15th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

95.9%

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

93.4%

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

34.8%

of North Carolinians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

98.9%

of North Carolinians have access to wireline service.

33.4%

of North Carolinians have access to fiber-optic service.

91.9%

of North Carolinians have access to cable service.

93.6%

of North Carolinians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.8%

of North Carolinians have access to mobile broadband service.

18.5%

of North Carolinians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in North Carolina

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Elk Park269.0 MBPS8 Providers
2.Granite Quarry123.5 MBPS11 Providers
3.Faison92.0 MBPS12 Providers
4.Lake Junaluska90.3 MBPS7 Providers
5.Manteo84.3 MBPS9 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in North Carolina

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
AT&T Internet59.4 MBPS
Charter Spectrum52.4 MBPS
Windstream28.4 MBPS
CenturyLink21.1 MBPS
Frontier Communications6.2 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 97.9% of North Carolinians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 172 internet providers in North Carolina.
  • There are 414,000 people in North Carolina without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 518,000 people in North Carolina that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 112,000 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%11 providers
Advance100.0%12 providers
Ahoskie92.1%10 providers
Albemarle99.7%8 providers
Angier95.6%11 providers
Apex99.0%15 providers
Arden100.0%14 providers
Asheboro99.5%13 providers
Asheville99.9%17 providers
Ayden82.3%9 providers
Beaufort99.9%8 providers
Belmont100.0%14 providers
Benson87.4%11 providers
Bessemer City99.8%11 providers
Black Mountain93.2%12 providers
Boone99.0%12 providers
Brevard95.0%9 providers
Browns Summit93.7%13 providers
Burgaw69.7%9 providers
Burlington98.0%17 providers
Burnsville91.3%10 providers
Butner100.0%7 providers
Cameron93.1%11 providers
Camp Lejeune95.9%9 providers
Candler99.9%11 providers
Canton85.0%11 providers
Carrboro100.0%14 providers
Carthage84.8%10 providers
Cary100.0%19 providers
Chapel Hill99.8%20 providers
Charlotte100.0%34 providers
Cherryville99.1%10 providers
China Grove99.8%11 providers
Claremont99.4%12 providers
Clayton100.0%15 providers
Clemmons100.0%14 providers
Clinton65.7%9 providers
Clyde72.5%11 providers
Concord99.9%14 providers
Connellys Springs95.7%12 providers
Conover99.8%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
Dunn86.3%10 providers
Durham99.8%20 providers
Eden99.0%12 providers
Edenton98.1%9 providers
Elizabeth City99.9%14 providers
Elizabethtown92.3%8 providers
Elkin100.0%14 providers
Elon91.8%13 providers
Fairmont48.0%9 providers
Fayetteville99.7%17 providers
Fletcher97.8%12 providers
Forest City94.1%12 providers
Fort Bragg100.0%11 providers
Four Oaks75.3%12 providers
Franklin63.8%9 providers
Franklinton94.7%10 providers
Fuquay Varina99.0%13 providers
Garner100.0%16 providers
Gastonia100.0%16 providers
Gibsonville97.7%12 providers
Goldsboro99.8%13 providers
Graham99.9%13 providers
Granite Falls99.2%12 providers
Greensboro100.0%19 providers
Greenville99.2%13 providers
Hamlet98.1%11 providers
Hampstead99.0%10 providers
Harrisburg100.0%11 providers
Havelock99.8%11 providers
Henderson96.7%13 providers
Hendersonville91.7%13 providers
Hertford96.6%12 providers
Hickory99.5%14 providers
High Point100.0%15 providers
Hillsborough97.8%15 providers
Holly Springs99.3%15 providers
Hope Mills100.0%11 providers
Hubert100.0%8 providers
Hudson99.8%14 providers
Huntersville100.0%16 providers
Indian Trail100.0%15 providers
Jacksonville100.0%12 providers
Jamestown100.0%13 providers
Kannapolis100.0%10 providers
Kernersville99.9%16 providers
Kill Devil Hills99.9%10 providers
King99.7%13 providers
Kings Mountain99.7%11 providers
Kinston96.3%10 providers
Knightdale100.0%13 providers
La Grange84.9%12 providers
Laurinburg93.8%11 providers
Leicester89.6%11 providers
Leland97.6%12 providers
Lenoir97.1%13 providers
Lewisville100.0%12 providers
Lexington100.0%13 providers
Liberty91.1%11 providers
Lillington95.9%10 providers
Lincolnton98.2%11 providers
Louisburg83.3%8 providers
Lumberton94.8%11 providers
Madison98.1%11 providers
Maiden99.4%10 providers
Marion85.2%12 providers
Marshall55.4%11 providers
Marshville93.5%10 providers
Matthews100.0%13 providers
Maxton63.7%11 providers
Mebane93.6%15 providers
Mocksville99.2%10 providers
Monroe98.5%14 providers
Mooresville100.0%15 providers
Morehead City100.0%12 providers
Morganton97.3%13 providers
Morrisville100.0%18 providers
Mount Airy99.0%12 providers
Mount Holly100.0%12 providers
Mount Olive54.7%12 providers
Moyock98.6%9 providers
Murphy70.2%10 providers
Nashville87.1%12 providers
New Bern99.0%12 providers
Newport100.0%8 providers
Newton99.5%15 providers
North Wilkesboro99.7%9 providers
Oxford79.8%9 providers
Pembroke98.6%11 providers
Pfafftown100.0%9 providers
Pikeville98.5%11 providers
Pinehurst100.0%10 providers
Pittsboro87.4%12 providers
Raeford95.4%10 providers
Raleigh100.0%22 providers
Randleman99.4%14 providers
Red Springs85.1%10 providers
Reidsville91.8%12 providers
Richlands96.2%8 providers
Roanoke Rapids98.5%9 providers
Rockingham97.7%11 providers
Rockwell99.4%10 providers
Rocky Mount99.3%13 providers
Rocky Point88.8%9 providers
Roxboro94.1%13 providers
Rutherfordton73.6%13 providers
Saint Pauls95.6%9 providers
Salisbury100.0%16 providers
Sanford96.8%13 providers
Selma99.0%12 providers
Shallotte100.0%8 providers
Shelby98.0%13 providers
Siler City79.8%11 providers
Smithfield99.1%12 providers
Snow Hill35.6%8 providers
Southern Pines99.5%11 providers
Southport100.0%10 providers
Spring Lake99.9%13 providers
Spruce Pine91.7%12 providers
Stanley99.7%12 providers
Statesville96.5%15 providers
Summerfield100.0%12 providers
Supply95.0%8 providers
Swannanoa99.7%12 providers
Swansboro100.0%9 providers
Sylva42.8%11 providers
Tabor City76.4%10 providers
Tarboro94.4%11 providers
Taylorsville90.5%11 providers
Thomasville99.7%11 providers
Trinity97.3%10 providers
Vale91.9%13 providers
Wadesboro94.7%9 providers
Wake Forest99.5%14 providers
Wallace82.0%10 providers
Walnut Cove100.0%11 providers
Washington97.8%9 providers
Waxhaw99.1%11 providers
Waynesville79.1%11 providers
Weaverville99.6%15 providers
Wendell99.7%13 providers
Whiteville93.6%11 providers
Wilkesboro100.0%10 providers
Williamston90.3%9 providers
Willow Spring99.0%12 providers
Wilmington99.9%17 providers
Wilson99.7%16 providers
Windsor82.8%7 providers
Winston Salem100.0%17 providers
Winterville99.7%9 providers
Yadkinville99.5%13 providers
Youngsville99.4%11 providers
Zebulon98.0%13 providers
Last Updated on 10/16/2019.