Internet Providers in Boone, North Carolina

Most Popular Internet Providers in Boone, North Carolina:

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  • 1. 1. AT&T Internet
    92.6% Available
    92.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Spectrum
    98.4% Available
    98.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 6 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. EarthLink
    91.7% Available
    91.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
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    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes professional installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 6. 6. King Street Wireless
    99.7% Available
    99.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1 Mbps
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  • 7. 7. Skybest
    51.1% Available
    51.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 7
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 5-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber and DSL
    • Price Range: $30 - $160
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 8. 8. Carolina West Wireless
    39.5% Available
    39.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    14 Mbps
    Download
2 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Boone. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    99.9% Available
    99.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile
    97.2% Available
    97.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-6mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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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 286 Internet plans in Boone since 2014. The speed averages shown here are drawn from 17,492 speed test records in the past 12 months.

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 8 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 July 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 Availability
Skybest Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 51.1%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 92.6%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.4%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 91.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

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 17,277 speed tests recorded in the past annum at areas within two miles of Appalachian State University campus, performance averages are close to 56.22 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.

Compare Boone to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Boone 57.2 Mbps 11 $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +477.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +91.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +103.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +112.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +104.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )