Broadband Internet in North Carolina

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


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


of North Carolinians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.



of North Carolinians have access to wireline service.


of North Carolinians have access to fiber-optic service.


of North Carolinians have access to cable service.


of North Carolinians have access to DSL service.



of North Carolinians have access to mobile broadband service.


of North Carolinians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in North Carolina

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Ash97.6 MBPS7 Providers
2.Lake Junaluska84.2 MBPS8 Providers
3.Jamestown80.4 MBPS11 Providers
4.Iron Station74.6 MBPS8 Providers
5.Chapel Hill67.6 MBPS20 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in North Carolina

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
AT&T Internet62.6 MBPS
Charter Spectrum45.9 MBPS
Windstream27.8 MBPS
CenturyLink9.4 MBPS
Frontier Communications5.1 MBPS


  • 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 96.9% of North Carolinians.


  • In total there are 167 internet providers in North Carolina.
  • There are 585,000 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 145,000 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
Aberdeen90.3%10 providers
Advance100.0%11 providers
Ahoskie86.9%10 providers
Albemarle99.6%7 providers
Angier95.1%9 providers
Apex96.4%14 providers
Arden99.6%13 providers
Asheboro99.3%13 providers
Asheville99.8%17 providers
Ayden77.9%8 providers
Beaufort99.7%7 providers
Belmont100.0%11 providers
Benson81.5%9 providers
Bessemer City99.7%9 providers
Black Mountain91.4%11 providers
Boone98.6%11 providers
Brevard72.3%7 providers
Browns Summit92.8%12 providers
Burgaw70.1%9 providers
Burlington97.6%17 providers
Burnsville90.1%12 providers
Butner53.9%7 providers
Cameron91.4%10 providers
Camp Lejeune95.9%8 providers
Candler99.6%10 providers
Canton84.9%9 providers
Carrboro100.0%13 providers
Carthage80.0%10 providers
Cary100.0%19 providers
Chapel Hill98.2%20 providers
Charlotte100.0%32 providers
Cherryville98.5%10 providers
China Grove99.8%10 providers
Claremont98.3%11 providers
Clayton99.8%12 providers
Clemmons100.0%13 providers
Clinton49.8%7 providers
Clyde72.3%9 providers
Concord99.9%13 providers
Connellys Springs94.5%11 providers
Conover99.4%12 providers
Cornelius100.0%15 providers
Creedmoor93.4%12 providers
Cullowhee58.9%7 providers
Dallas99.0%12 providers
Davidson100.0%15 providers
Denver99.3%11 providers
Dudley100.0%8 providers
Dunn81.7%9 providers
Durham99.6%16 providers
Eden98.9%13 providers
Edenton90.1%7 providers
Elizabeth City99.9%12 providers
Elizabethtown93.1%7 providers
Elkin99.9%14 providers
Elon91.8%13 providers
Fairmont48.0%9 providers
Fayetteville99.6%15 providers
Fletcher90.4%12 providers
Forest City88.0%10 providers
Fort Bragg98.9%10 providers
Four Oaks71.6%10 providers
Franklin58.5%8 providers
Franklinton94.4%9 providers
Fuquay Varina98.8%11 providers
Garner100.0%15 providers
Gastonia100.0%15 providers
Gibsonville96.5%11 providers
Goldsboro99.6%12 providers
Graham99.9%12 providers
Granite Falls98.6%11 providers
Greensboro99.3%21 providers
Greenville98.3%13 providers
Hamlet97.3%10 providers
Hampstead98.9%9 providers
Harrisburg100.0%11 providers
Havelock99.8%10 providers
Henderson95.9%12 providers
Hendersonville86.7%13 providers
Hertford88.1%10 providers
Hickory99.0%14 providers
High Point100.0%14 providers
Hillsborough95.9%15 providers
Holly Springs98.3%14 providers
Hope Mills100.0%9 providers
Hubert100.0%7 providers
Hudson99.7%11 providers
Huntersville100.0%16 providers
Indian Trail100.0%14 providers
Jacksonville99.7%12 providers
Jamestown100.0%11 providers
Kannapolis100.0%10 providers
Kernersville99.9%15 providers
Kill Devil Hills99.9%9 providers
King99.7%10 providers
Kings Mountain99.7%9 providers
Kinston94.5%9 providers
Knightdale99.9%10 providers
La Grange82.5%10 providers
Laurinburg93.8%10 providers
Leicester89.4%10 providers
Leland88.9%11 providers
Lenoir96.6%11 providers
Lewisville100.0%11 providers
Lexington90.8%12 providers
Liberty86.7%10 providers
Lillington93.1%9 providers
Lincolnton97.3%9 providers
Louisburg77.6%7 providers
Lumberton94.6%11 providers
Madison98.1%12 providers
Maiden99.2%9 providers
Marion84.6%11 providers
Marshall54.9%11 providers
Marshville89.6%9 providers
Matthews99.4%13 providers
Maxton62.4%10 providers
Mebane90.9%14 providers
Mocksville99.0%9 providers
Monroe98.3%14 providers
Mooresville100.0%14 providers
Morehead City100.0%11 providers
Morganton96.7%11 providers
Morrisville100.0%16 providers
Mount Airy98.8%10 providers
Mount Holly100.0%10 providers
Mount Olive54.7%9 providers
Moyock95.1%9 providers
Murphy68.4%11 providers
Nashville81.0%12 providers
New Bern97.9%11 providers
Newport100.0%8 providers
Newton98.6%12 providers
North Wilkesboro99.3%10 providers
Oxford76.9%9 providers
Pembroke98.6%11 providers
Pfafftown100.0%9 providers
Pikeville98.5%8 providers
Pinehurst100.0%9 providers
Pittsboro83.1%11 providers
Raeford93.0%9 providers
Raleigh99.9%19 providers
Randleman96.3%13 providers
Red Springs82.7%9 providers
Reidsville91.4%11 providers
Richlands95.9%7 providers
Roanoke Rapids98.1%8 providers
Rockingham97.4%11 providers
Rockwell96.5%9 providers
Rocky Mount98.2%13 providers
Rocky Point88.8%8 providers
Roxboro24.9%11 providers
Rutherfordton59.8%11 providers
Saint Pauls93.0%8 providers
Salisbury99.9%14 providers
Sanford96.0%12 providers
Selma99.0%10 providers
Shallotte99.8%8 providers
Shelby98.0%14 providers
Siler City73.7%10 providers
Smithfield99.1%10 providers
Snow Hill31.5%7 providers
Southern Pines98.5%9 providers
Southport99.0%9 providers
Spring Lake99.8%10 providers
Spruce Pine91.7%13 providers
Stanley99.0%10 providers
Statesville95.8%16 providers
Summerfield100.0%11 providers
Supply92.6%8 providers
Swannanoa99.6%10 providers
Swansboro100.0%8 providers
Sylva41.3%10 providers
Tabor City75.4%9 providers
Tarboro92.3%11 providers
Taylorsville88.6%10 providers
Thomasville99.6%11 providers
Trinity96.7%10 providers
Vale86.2%11 providers
Wadesboro91.1%8 providers
Wake Forest99.5%15 providers
Wallace80.7%9 providers
Walnut Cove100.0%9 providers
Washington95.6%8 providers
Waxhaw99.0%11 providers
Waynesville79.0%11 providers
Weaverville99.5%13 providers
Wendell99.4%11 providers
Whiteville93.7%10 providers
Wilkesboro99.9%10 providers
Williamston88.0%6 providers
Willow Spring99.0%10 providers
Wilmington99.8%13 providers
Wilson99.6%15 providers
Windsor69.8%6 providers
Winston Salem100.0%19 providers
Winterville99.2%8 providers
Yadkinville99.5%11 providers
Youngsville99.0%10 providers
Zebulon96.5%12 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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