Internet Providers in Alexander, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alexander, NC
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 80.86 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.77%

Internet Access in Alexander, North Carolina

3 ISPs are available at the average Alexander resident. In context, this is a good amount of competition contrasted with other cities in North Carolina. Competition often results in more consumer-friendly pricing.

Cable TV and Internet providers like Spectrum and DSL providers like AT&T Internet make up the top Internet service types available around Alexander.

Since FCC data is only processed biannually and only released 6+ months after filing, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. We source availability data directly from many ISPs to help fix this problem.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Alexander's most widely available wired Internet choices.

Besides the Internet options detailed above, Spectrum provides a third choice for Internet in 91 percent of Alexander. Fixed wireless providers like Skyrunner are worth looking at, but the main wired providers usually offer a stronger value when it comes to speed and pricing.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alexander, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
French Broad Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alexander, North Carolina

  • Spectrum - 91.5% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - 66.9% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Frontier - 29.5% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • French Broad Fiber - 15.0% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alexander

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Alexander is the 356th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Leicester, Mars Hill, and Marshall, but behind Weaverville and Asheville.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Buncombe County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 15% of people living in Alexander have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 96% of Alexander residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Buncombe County, approximately 1,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps Around Alexander

Data from our market research team shows that some of the top providers in the area use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since customers view them as a strategy to stop streaming services. Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alexander

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 91.5%+ 940 Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL 66.9%+ 100 Mbps
Skyrunner Fixed Wireless 42.6%+ 25 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 29.5%+ 115 Mbps
French Broad Fiber Fiber 15.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 940 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 28.3%+ 115 Mbps
French Broad Fiber Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Alexander to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alexander 80.9 Mbps 8 $0.49 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +268.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +26.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +18.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +30.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +34.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )