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Internet Providers in Alexander, North Carolina
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Internet Access in Alexander, North Carolina
There are currently an average of 2.47 Internet service providers in each census block in Alexander. Practically speaking, this means that most households in the area have at least 2-3 choices so far as Internet service, and it is easier for residents to switch when disappointed with a provider.
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 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.
- There are 10 internet providers in Alexander with 7 of those offering residential service
- Alexander is the 291st most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Mars Hill and Leicester, but behind Weaverville, Marshall, and Asheville.
- The fastest zip code in Alexander for July 2021 is 28701. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
3.1% of consumers in Alexander100 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||Availability|
|French Broad Fiber||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||15.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||68.8%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||29.5%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Compare Alexander to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Alexander||111.4 Mbps||7||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +423 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +37.4 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +49.2 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +58.1 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +50.7 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|