Internet Service Providers in Bostic, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bostic, NC
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 5.39 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 41.35%

Internet Access in Bostic, North Carolina

Bostic offers 8 residential Internet providers, and 13 when including business and mobile operators. Consumers have access to 5 choices for wired Internet ("wired" meaning technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).

61.51 percent of Bostic is still left with one or fewer Internet choices. Adjusting for all census blocks in city limits, the average Internet user has at least 2-3 Internet providers available. Addresses with better choices will get lower prices as these providers are incentivized to upgrade network infrastructure to earn subscribers.

The plans shown above are manually gathered through our research team. We've aggregated 150 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 (formerly Exede) 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.

Internet Statistics 2021

3,000 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 Bostic, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Vyve Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps DSL and Fixed Wireless 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bostic, North Carolina

  • AT&T Internet - 34.3% Availability in Bostic - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Vyve Broadband - 53.0% Availability in Bostic - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Bostic - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Bostic - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bostic

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Bostic is the 183rd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Rutherfordton and Ellenboro, but behind Mooresboro, Spindale, and Forest City.

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

Approximately 9,000 people in Rutherford 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.

Approximately 38% of Bostic 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, 28018 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bostic.

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

In Rutherford County, approximately 10,000 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.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bostic

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Open Broadband Fixed Wireless 68.6%+ 100 Mbps
Carolina West Wireless Fixed Wireless 62.4%+ 25 Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL and Fixed Wireless 34.3%+ 100 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 53.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Skyrunner Fixed Wireless 38.6%+ 27 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 57.0%+ 25 Mbps
PANGAEA Internet Fiber 0.0%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Bostic to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bostic 5.4 Mbps 9 $0.72 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +343.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +101.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +94.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +106.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +109.9 Mbps ) 9 $0.34 ( $0.00 )