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Internet Service Providers in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Charlotte, NC
Wired Internet Providers 7
Average Speed Test Result 104.43 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

All Residential Internet Providers in Charlotte, North Carolina

1. Spectrum - 100.0% Available in Charlotte
Cable Internet

Speeds up to:

940mbps

Pricing starts at:

$49.99 per month

Plans:

7

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 901-2981
2. AT&T Internet - 87.0% Available in Charlotte
IPBB Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

$45 per month

Plans:

3

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 910-0548
3. AT&T Fiber - 72.6% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

$35 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 910-0548
4. Google Fiber - 10.0% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

$70 per month

Plans:

1

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

5. Viasat - 100.0% Available in Charlotte
Satellite Internet

Speeds up to:

100mbps

Pricing starts at:

$50 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 912-2812
6. HughesNet - 100.0% Available in Charlotte
Satellite Internet

Speeds up to:

25mbps

Pricing starts at:

$49.99 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 902-3107
6. Comporium - 0.1% Available in Charlotte
DSL Internet

Speeds up to:

25mbps

Pricing starts at:

$38.45 per month

Plans:

3

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 403-2667
6. Comporium - 0.1% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

$54.94 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 403-2667
6. BullsEye Telecom - 0.0% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

250mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(877) 638-2855
7. Open Broadband - 15.0% Available in Charlotte
Fixed Wireless Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(919) 205-5400

3 residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Charlotte. Show all providers

Business Internet Providers in Charlotte

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1. Spectrum Business - 100.0% Available in Charlotte
Cable Internet

Speeds up to:

940mbps

Pricing starts at:

$64.99 per month

Plans:

2

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 908-2522
2. AT&T - 55.2% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

$50 per month

Plans:

1

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 929-4570
3. CenturyLink Business - 27.4% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

$84.99 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 908-2560
4. Google Fiber - 6.9% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

$100 per month

Plans:

2

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

4. Cincinnati Bell Business - 0.1% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

250mbps

Pricing starts at:

$54.99 per month

Plans:

1

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(513) 397-5675
4. Comporium - 0.0% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

$84.98 per month

Plans:

3

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 403-2667

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Enterprise Providers

1. AT&T - 55.2% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 929-4570
2. CenturyLink Business - 27.4% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 908-2560
3. Spectrum Business - 27.0% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

940mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 908-2522
4. Crown Castle - 21.2% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(877) 653-0044
5. Windstream - 11.1% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 928-4462
6. Verizon Business - 9.4% Available in Charlotte
Copper Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 573-0683
7. GTT - 7.6% Available in Charlotte
Copper Internet

Speeds up to:

8mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(877) 959-1597
7. Zayo - 1.8% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 211-6307
7. Cogent - 1.5% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(877) 831-5040
7. Fusion - 1.0% Available in Charlotte
Copper Internet

Speeds up to:

20mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 301-1721
7. TPx Communications - 0.3% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

100mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 295-6856
7. MCNC - 0.3% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(877) 466-2736
7. AccessMedia3 - 0.1% Available in Charlotte
Copper Internet

Speeds up to:

50mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(866) 263-3241
7. Vocal IP - 0.1% Available in Charlotte
Copper Internet

Speeds up to:

3.0mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(866) 547-1010
7. Cincinnati Bell Business - 0.1% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

N/A

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

1

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(513) 397-5675
7. Georgia Public Web - 0.1% Available in Charlotte
Copper Internet

Speeds up to:

1.5mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 662-6324
7. SNET - 0.0% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

10mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(866) 404-7638
7. Call One - 0.0% Available in Charlotte
Copper Internet

Speeds up to:

1.5mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(312) 225-5663
7. Comporium - 0.0% Available in Charlotte
Fiber Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 403-2667

14 business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Charlotte. Show all providers

Mobile Internet Providers in Charlotte

1. AT&T Wireless - 100.0% Available in Charlotte
Mobile Broadband Internet

Speeds up to:

10mbps

Pricing starts at:

$50 per month

Plans:

2

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 898-5296
2. T-Mobile - 100.0% Available in Charlotte
Mobile Broadband Internet

Speeds up to:

10mbps

Pricing starts at:

$60 per month

Plans:

3

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(800) 937-8997
3. Verizon Wireless - 100.0% Available in Charlotte
Mobile Broadband Internet

Speeds up to:

10mbps

Pricing starts at:

$60 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(800) 922-0204
4. Cricket - 99.8% Available in Charlotte
Mobile Broadband Internet

Speeds up to:

0.768mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(800) 274-2538

Internet Access in Charlotte North Carolina

Broadband Internet competition is above-average in Charlotte in comparison to other North Carolina cities. There is an average of 4.52 providers available in each census block. Charlotte ranks 3rd on the "most connected city" charts. (Measured by the number of companies servicing each local address) Only 1.92 percent of Charlotte addresses have one or fewer options so far as Internet services.

Cable and DSL are the main network options around the Charlotte area. They are frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Cable speed tends to be better, but the overall speeds seen with either system are comparable. Charlotte area download speed test results show that the area's infrastructure is above-average. Charlotte is 33.07 percent higher than the state aggregated average so far as download speed.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Charter Spectrum and Viasat Internet (formerly Exede), in most cases, will overlap. As residents might predict, the decision between Spectrum and Viasat is a common one.

HughesNet and AT&T Internet also offer coverage in Charlotte, often competing for the same customers.

Coverage data here comes from FCC provider-reported data, which compels Internet companies in Charlotte to submit coverage data biannually. Leveraging direct agreements with providers, we are able to cross-validate public data against privatized data including lit addresses reported by telecoms. The speed averages shown below are calculated based on real-world speed tests from Charlotte in the M-Labs database, which is integrated with Google as well as BroadbandNow.

  • There are 31 internet providers in Charlotte with 10 of those offering residential service.
  • Charlotte is the 3rd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Matthews, Belmont, Harrisburg, and Indian Trail, but behind Pineville.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Charlotte: Mint Hill
  • The fastest zip code in Charlotte for October 2020 is 28203. (see all below).

Recognition

Fiber-Friendly Badge

Charlotte, NC

1.9% of consumers in Charlotte

15,000 People

Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Charlotte, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time to Download 1 GB
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Google Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Comporium Communications 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Charter Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
BullsEye Telecom 250 Mbps Fiber 32s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary Of Internet Provider Availability In Charlotte, North Carolina

  • AT&T Internet - 87.0% Availability in Charlotte - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 100.0% Availability in Charlotte - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Google Fiber - 10.0% Availability in Charlotte - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Comporium - 0.1% Availability in Charlotte - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • BullsEye Telecom - 0.0% Availability in Charlotte - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Charlotte - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Charlotte - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Charlotte

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Download Speeds in Charlotte

Fastest Zip Codes in Charlotte

28203

  • #1 (0)
  • 763.92 Mbps ↓ (-5.50)
  • 1417 Tests ↑ (+115)

28216

  • #2 (0)
  • 673.02 Mbps ↑ (+37.39)
  • 469 Tests ↑ (+85)

28211

  • #3 (+2)
  • 532.39 Mbps ↑ (+1.87)
  • 1447 Tests ↓ (-31)

28207

  • #4 (0)
  • 531.21 Mbps ↓ (-2.95)
  • 332 Tests ↓ (-11)

28278

  • #5 (+2)
  • 530.70 Mbps ↑ (+7.68)
  • 682 Tests ↑ (+114)

28277

  • #6 (0)
  • 526.73 Mbps ↑ (+0.52)
  • 3181 Tests ↑ (+372)

28210

  • #7 (+1)
  • 492.78 Mbps ↑ (+10.91)
  • 2009 Tests ↓ (-254)

28269

  • #8 (+9)
  • 469.98 Mbps ↑ (+181.39)
  • 557 Tests ↓ (-26)

28273

  • #9 (+1)
  • 437.54 Mbps ↓ (-4.14)
  • 480 Tests ↑ (+172)

28209

  • #10 (+3)
  • 435.37 Mbps ↑ (+119.01)
  • 906 Tests ↑ (+352)

28227

  • #11 (-2)
  • 413.21 Mbps ↓ (-40.05)
  • 1126 Tests ↓ (-109)

28262

  • #12 (-9)
  • 395.06 Mbps ↓ (-231.36)
  • 742 Tests ↑ (+147)

28215

  • #13 (-2)
  • 348.52 Mbps ↑ (+16.97)
  • 248 Tests ↓ (-132)

28205

  • #14 (-2)
  • 329.17 Mbps ↑ (+7.96)
  • 2241 Tests ↑ (+343)

28214

  • #15 (+1)
  • 319.48 Mbps ↑ (+28.93)
  • 98 Tests ↓ (-21)

28208

  • #16 (-2)
  • 308.73 Mbps ↑ (+1.74)
  • 361 Tests ↓ (-48)

28217

  • #17 (-2)
  • 307.06 Mbps ↑ (+10.11)
  • 374 Tests ↑ (+117)

28204

  • #18 (+1)
  • 286.95 Mbps ↑ (+4.14)
  • 60 Tests ↑ (+7)

28202

  • #19 (+1)
  • 232.08 Mbps ↑ (+0.97)
  • 2144 Tests ↑ (+18)

28270

  • #20 (+2)
  • 230.86 Mbps ↑ (+0.79)
  • 1693 Tests ↑ (+91)

28212

  • #21 (0)
  • 229.99 Mbps ↓ (-0.09)
  • 758 Tests ↓ (-26)

28226

  • #22 (-4)
  • 203.19 Mbps ↓ (-80.96)
  • 664 Tests ↑ (+8)

28213

  • #23 (0)
  • 117.68 Mbps ↓ (-2.57)
  • 331 Tests ↑ (+16)

28206

  • #24 (0)
  • 95.35 Mbps ↑ (+54.13)
  • 32 Tests ↑ (+21)

Publicly Funded Internet Access in Charlotte

In Charlotte we've found 20 libraries and public institutions that offer publicly funded internet access points. These locations may offer free internet to the public on a schedule. Because schedules vary we recommend contacting the institution ahead of time.

  • Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
    2412 Beatties Ford Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28216
  • Belmont Center Branch Library
    700 Parkwood Avenue
    Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Carmel
    6624 Walsh Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28226
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library
    310 North Tryon Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Checkit Outlet
    435 South Tryon St, Suite 110
    Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Freedom Regional
    1230 Alleghany St
    Charlotte, NC 28208
  • Hickory Grove Branch Library
    7209 East W.T. Harris Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28227
  • Imaginon: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
    300 E 7th Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Independence Regional Library
    6015 Conference Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28212
  • Mint Hill Branch Library
    6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road
    Charlotte, NC 28227
  • Morrison Regional Library
    7015 Morrison Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28211
  • Mountain Island Branch Library
    4420 Hoyt Galvin Way
    Charlotte, NC 28214
  • Myers Park Branch Library
    1361 Queens Road
    Charlotte, NC 28207
  • Plaza Midwood Branch Library
    1623 Central Avenue
    Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Scaleybark Branch Library
    101 Scaleybark Road
    Charlotte, NC 28209
  • South County Regional Library
    5801 Rea Road
    Charlotte, NC 28277
  • Steele Creek Branch Library
    13620 Steele Creek Road
    Charlotte, NC 28273
  • Sugar Creek Branch Library
    4045 North Tryon Street
    Charlotte, NC 28206
  • University City Regional Library
    301 East W.T. Harris Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28262
  • West Boulevard Branch Library
    2157 West Boulevard
    Charlotte, NC 28208

Charlotte is the 3rd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Matthews, Belmont, Harrisburg, and Indian Trail, but behind Pineville.

Fiber Availability: 75% of people living in Charlotte have residential fiber service available to them.

Approximately 98% of Charlotte residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

As of this month, 28203 Is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Charlotte.

Internet Service Coverage near University Of North Carolina At Charlotte and Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

Within the 2 mile area around University Of North Carolina At Charlotte, the average home has 2-3 different choices for consumer internet access. The range of internet service choices around Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is practically the exact same. Both University Of North Carolina At Charlotte and Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte have average download speeds that are appropriate for student use cases such as watching videos, downloading big items, and online gaming. Internet connection test records collected in the same zip where University Of North Carolina At Charlotte is located show an average recorded speed of 104.66 Mbps download, as opposed to 57.14 Mbps within the Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be accessible in every street around campus, and may be unaccessible in apartment complexes. Remember that these averages are calculatedbased on speed analysis', and actual performance will likely be closer to the providers advertised speeds provided here.

Working from Home in Charlotte

There are 26,702 people living in Charlotte who operate from home via telecommuting. Of those working from home, 64.4 percent take home less than $75K per year. Charlotte has a decent amount of Fiber infrastructure, so it's unsurprising that working from home would be common for locals. Fiber is a strong network service good for cloud apps and many other intensive work uses. Among the portion of Charlotte that census records identify as working from home, 64.4 Within the group of Charlotte that census records identify as working from home, 64.4 percent earn less than $75,000 per year. When setting up home WiFi for a home office, it's important to verify the data limitations. Many home Internet plans in Charlotte have data caps, which might impact you negatively if you use a lot of data for work purposes. Business plans can be installed for customers who need more than a residential bundle.

Data Caps in Charlotte

Many Internet service providers have been moving to add "data caps" for residential Internet packages in recent years. Some ISPs in Charlotte, including AT&T Internet, have data caps. Data caps in general fall on a wide range. They typically run anywhere from 250GB up to a Terabyte or more. Most home Internet caps are very high, which means that they don't affect most cord cutters. Fiber plans generally won't feature caps. Check for fiber near you through the zip coverage tool above.

Internet access in Charlotte neighborhoods

We have aggregated data on Internet coverage across the following neighborhoods within Charlotte: Mint Hill.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Charlotte

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet DSL and Fiber 87.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Charter Spectrum Cable 100% 940 Mbps
Open Broadband Fixed Wireless 15.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Google Fiber Fiber 10.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comporium Communications DSL and Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
BullsEye Telecom Fiber 0.0%+ 250 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 55.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 27.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 21.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 11.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 9.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 7.6%+ 8 Mbps
Google Fiber Fiber 6.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 1.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Cogent Communications Fiber 1.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Fusion Copper 1.0%+ 20 Mbps
TPx Communications Fiber 0.3%+ 100 Mbps
MCNC Fiber 0.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Cincinnati Bell Business Fiber 0.1%+ -- Mbps
AccessMedia3 Copper 0.1%+ 50 Mbps
Vocal IP Networx Copper 0.1%+ 3.0 Mbps
Georgia Public Web Copper 0.1%+ 1.5 Mbps
Comporium Communications Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
SNET Fiber 0.0%+ 10 Mbps
Call One Copper 0.0%+ 1.5 Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Charlotte

Better than I thought

I had a few problems with Spectrum and the Spectrum app that I was using to make payments on as I wasn’t too happy with the misinformation it was giving me. I was on the phone twice, and this second time really cleared up everything I was worried about. Her name was Avion (hopefully I was close on spelling) and she was more than happy to answer every question I had. She was very sweet and she was very informative on everything about Spectrum so that I didn’t have anymore questions to ask. She did a great job!

SATISFIED

I have been with Spectrum under TWC and until now, I am still satisfied. My service is great!

Thank you

I gave 5 stars to the tech from Matthews Spectrum store. I would like to give only one star to online Spectrum customer support. I don’t have service with Spectrum but unfortunately, my 83-year-old mom has. I kept calling Spectrum customer service to solve the problem my mom had and customer service representatives kept transferring me from one department to another. Yesterday, I decided to stop at Matthews Spectrum store and asked personally the same question I had for weeks. Tech paid attention to what I was talking about. He listened! Problem was solved in 5 minutes but on the phone, I spent hours! I greatly appreciate your help. Spectrum, you need to hire more people like him.

Great Customer Service

Today I contacted Spectrum customer service pertaining my cable billing. I was later transferred to a supervisor and she worked with me for over an hour to ensure I understood my bill. Eventhough I seemed a little aggravated at times, her professionalism never changed. She went above and beyond to ensure I understood my bill and not once did she show any signs of a negative attitude. The kind of professionalism I received from this agent is a lost art in today's world. I can go on and on about her, but I'm going to leave it as associate like her is hard to find. Thanks again.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Charlotte, North Carolina

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Charlotte, NC?

    The cheapest internet service in Charlotte, NC costs $14.95 per month, from EarthLink.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Charlotte, NC?

    Google Fiber has the fastest speeds in Charlotte, NC, with speeds up to 1000 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Charlotte, NC?

    Internet service costs $14.95/month for internet-only. Bundle plans with TV and phone start at $99.97/month in Charlotte, NC.

Last Updated on 11/24/2020.