Internet Providers in Boone, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Boone, NC
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 19
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $69.46

Internet Access in Boone, North Carolina

Information on this page is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory filings. We also use direct reporting from providers to enhance the information on a census block level. Plan, pricing, and other data on BroadbandNow is aggregated manually by our data analysis team. We've collected and verified 284 Internet plans in Boone since 2014. Average speed data shown here is calculated from 26,267 local user speed tests. They are meant for provider comparison purposes, not to indicate the fastest Internet speeds available.

Households in Boone usually have two or more Internet providers at their address, although the amount of choice may change from block to block. See the interactive map on this page to explore how competition changes around Boone.

Spectrum as well as AT&T Internet can also provide coverage in Boone, with significant shared territory in some parts of town.

When comparing network choices, Fiber, cable, and DSL have strong coverage in different parts of the area. Between the options, Fiber-based service presents the better network type. Fiber Internet has 54.16 percent availability in Boone.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Boone in terms of coverage. As the interactive maps below show, the more common providers often cover the same addresses around Boone.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Boone with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Boone is the 64th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Deep Gap, Todd, Sugar Grove, and Blowing Rock, but behind Vilas.
  • The fastest zip code in Boone for April 2021 is 28607. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Boone, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Skybest Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Skybest Communications 12 Mbps DSL 11m 22s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Boone, North Carolina

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 92.6% Availability in Boone - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 98.4% Availability in Boone - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 91.7% Availability in Boone - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Skybest - Fiber - 51.1% Availability in Boone - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Skybest - DSL - 6.2% Availability in Boone - Speeds up to 12 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 6.2% Availability in Boone - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 2.3% Availability in Boone - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Boone - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Boone - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Boone

Boone Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Boone is the 64th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Deep Gap, Todd, Sugar Grove, and Blowing Rock, but behind Vilas.

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

Approximately 500 people in Watauga 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: 54% of people living in Boone 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 Boone 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.

As of this month, 28607 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Boone.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Watauga County, approximately 500 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.

Internet Service for Educational Purposes in Boone

Economic development studies regularly identify a increasing correlation between broadband access and performance in schooling. At college, home Internet access is virtually a requirement as colleges like Appalachian State University in Boone adapt web-based systems to manage out-of-class work and research. Looking at 26,025 speed tests recorded in the past annum at areas within two miles of Appalachian State University campus, performance averages are close to 52.46 Mbps — considerably above the minimum speeds needed for streaming video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.

Data Caps Around Boone

Data collected by our market research team shows that some of the common ISPs in the area currently place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Boone

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 99.7%+ 1.0 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 92.6%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 98.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 91.7%+ 100 Mbps
Skybest Communications Fiber 51.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Carolina West Wireless Fixed Wireless 39.5%+ 14 Mbps
Skybest Communications DSL 6.2%+ 12 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 6.2%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 2.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 11.9%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 3.8%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream Copper 1.6%+ 5 Mbps
MCNC Fiber 0.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Boone to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Boone 53.4 Mbps 11 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +362 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +65.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +62.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +74 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +74.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )