Internet Providers in Barnardsville, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Barnardsville, NC
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $80

Internet Access in Barnardsville, North Carolina

FCC datasets are the core source of Barnardsville-area Internet access information described on BroadbandNow. We've crunched 581 rows of FCC data about Internet access within Barnardsville. Our researchers have manually collected pricing data and agreement details on 178 Internet and bundle plans in Barnardsville. Speed averages are calculated from 317 user download speed tests from IP addresses originating in Barnardsville.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Barnardsville.

So far as network variety, fiber and cable will almost always be the better network type for the average Barnardsville household . Fiber is oftentimes installed on top of former DSL lines in the area. Fiber service uses future-proofed fiber-optic lines that use light to transmit digital data. Upstream speeds benefit the most from switching to a fiber-optic plan. Upstream rates will usually match the download speed on fiber plans. (Compare with cable, where users will find the upload speed is reduced by around 1/10 of the downstream speed.)

Spectrum as well as RiverStreet Networks can also provide Internet service in Barnardsville, with significant shared coverage areas in some neighborhoods.

To sum up the situation, most Barnardsville residents have 2-3 choices for Internet. This is around the norm for North Carolina. Barnardsville is the 341st most connected city out of 683 North Carolina communities in terms of the number of providers available per resident.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Barnardsville, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
RiverStreet Networks 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
RiverStreet Networks 12 Mbps DSL 11m 22s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Barnardsville, North Carolina

  • RiverStreet Networks - DSL - 13.9% Availability in Barnardsville - Speeds up to 12 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 99.3% Availability in Barnardsville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • RiverStreet Networks - Fiber - 86.1% Availability in Barnardsville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Barnardsville - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Barnardsville - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Barnardsville is the 341st most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Swannanoa, but behind Weaverville, Black Mountain, Alexander, and Mars Hill.

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: 86% of people living in Barnardsville 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 99% of Barnardsville 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 2,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Barnardsville

Provider Type Coverage Speed
RiverStreet Networks DSL 13.9%+ 12 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 99.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
RiverStreet Networks Fiber 86.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
LightLeap by North Carolina Wireless Fixed Wireless 42.6%+ 30 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
LightLeap by North Carolina Wireless Fixed Wireless 54.9%+ 30 Mbps

Compare Barnardsville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Barnardsville 74.5 Mbps 6 $0.86 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +340.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +44.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +41.7 Mbps ) 14 ( +8 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +52.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +53.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )