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Internet Providers in Boone, North Carolina
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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.
Internet Statistics 2021
1.4% of consumers in Boone400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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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%|
|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 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.
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 )|