Internet Providers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Residential Internet Statistics for Chapel Hill, NC
Internet Service Providers: 6
Plans Start From: $49.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    94.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    94.1% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    98% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. Google Fiber
    12.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *2 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    12.3% Available
  • 6. 6. CenturyLink
    12.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    12.8% Available
  • 7. 7. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    29.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    29.7% Available
  • 8. 8. Frontier
    10.9% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    10.9% Available
  • 1. Spectrum Business
    98.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98.2% Available
  • 2. AT&T
    55.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    55.9% Available
  • 3. Frontier Business
    23.9% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 943-4270
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    23.9% Available
  • 4. CenturyLink Business
    10.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    10.1% Available
  • 5. 5. Google Fiber
    6.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *2 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    6.7% Available
  • 6. 6. CenturyLink Business
    6.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    6.5% Available
  • 7. 7. Windstream
    2.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    2.2% Available
  • 8. 8. Windstream
    2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    2% Available
  • 9. Frontier Business
    0.4% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 943-4270
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.4% Available
  • 12. 9. Spectrum Business
    9.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    9.9% Available
  • 13. 10. MCNC
    2.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    2.7% Available
  • 14. 11. Crown Castle
    2.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    2.5% Available
  • 16. Verizon Business
    0.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    0.9% Available
  • 17. GTT
    0.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *6 Mbps
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    0.5% Available
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Internet Access in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Data on BroadbandNow is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reporting. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider coverage reports and other privatized datasets to validate that data down to the census block level. Plane and pricing data is aggregated manually by our research team. We have aggregated 547 broadband plans in and near Chapel Hill since 2014. speed averages are based on 22,705 local connections. They are intended for general provider comparison purposes, not to indicate top Internet speeds available.

Cable and DSL are the main broadband types within Chapel Hill, fighting over the same potential customers at most addresses and competing on service quality. Cable network speed tends to be stronger. That said, overall performance of either Internet technology system are comparable. Local public speed test records suggest that network performance is stronger than average. Chapel Hill is 27.30 percent above the North Carolina average so far as citywide download speeds.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Chapel Hill.

Spectrum and AT&T Internet also offer Internet service in Chapel Hill, with significant shared territory in some blocks.

Overall, competition between ISPs in Chapel Hill isn't strong (2.84 companies available per census block). It isn't a lot, but it's enough to drive competition on price that benefits those who live in more competitive neighborhoods.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 94.1%
Google Fiber 2,000 Mbps Fiber 4s 12.3%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.0%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 12.8%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 29.7%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber -- 10.9%
2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Chapel Hill is the 66th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Hillsborough and Efland, but behind Morrisville, Durham, and Carrboro.

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

Approximately 43 people in Orange County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 70% of people living in Chapel Hill have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 97% of Chapel Hill residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Orange County, approximately 6,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Chapel Hill to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Chapel Hill 229.1 Mbps 12 $0.22 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +352.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -56.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -29.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -26.9 Mbps ) 24 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -32.6 Mbps ) 10 ( -2 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )