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Internet Providers in Bostic, North Carolina
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Internet Access in Bostic, North Carolina
Bostic offers 7 residential Internet providers, and 12 when including business and mobile operators. Consumers have access to 4 choices for wired Internet ("wired" meaning technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).
There is a decent level of competition between companies around the Bostic area, but 3,000 residents don't have service from more than one provider. If these residents aren't satisfied with the quality of service, they are left with no option but to compromise for a poor quality wireless backup. Luckily, this isn't the norm in Bostic. The majority of households have 3 choices for Internet service.
The plans shown above are manually gathered through our research team. We've aggregated 155 Internet packages in Bostic since 2014.
Cable Internet is the dominant type of broadband within Bostic. Still, some parts of the area may be stuck with wireless, such as satellite and LTE. As you can see with the coverage map below, broadband access has some less serviceable areas in the Bostic area.
Viasat Internet is the most common overall. They offer coverage reaching practically one hundred percent of Bostic residents. HughesNet, in contrast, has availability to practically one hundred percent of the population. The top speed advertised for Viasat is 100 Mbps, while HughesNet offers up to 25 Mbps. Anything above 10 Mbps is enough for streaming lower-quality SD video on WiFi. However, it may become an issue when multiple users try to use modern services such as Skype, cloud apps, and etc. You can explore the availability maps on this page to see how Internet options compare at the census block level.
- There are 11 internet providers in Bostic with 7 of those offering residential service
- Bostic is the 103rd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Rutherfordton and Ellenboro, but behind Mooresboro, Spindale, and Forest City.
- The fastest zip code in Bostic for July 2021 is 28018. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
71.6% of consumers in Bostic3,000 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 Bostic, North Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Vyve Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||53.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||34.3%|
|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.
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 on Bostic Internet Plans
Many Internet providers have decided to add data limits onto home broadband packages lately. The trend holds true for Bostic, with common ISPs like Vyve Broadband advertising plans with data caps. It's not a major issue for most Internet subscribers, but it is liable to affect households who download or upload a lot of high-def content. Data caps on cable plans tend to be about one Terabyte, which is more than is used by 99% of customers. Potential Vyve Broadband customers in Bostic should verify data caps before signing a contract. Do not presume them based on statements online.
Compare Bostic to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bostic||3.6 Mbps||8||$0.58 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +530.8 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +145.2 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +157 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +165.9 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +158.5 Mbps )||8||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|