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Internet Service Providers in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Providers in Charlotte

Show Low Coverage Providers
  • 100.0%

    940 Mbps

    (844) 602-3865

    Cable

    • Spectrum broadband service starts at $49.99.
    • Spectrum's local Charlotte coverage footprint offers service free of streaming limitations.
    • Spectrum's average speed is 197.00 Mbps.
  • 87.3%

    100 Mbps

    (855) 336-6372

    DSL

    • 313.10 Mbps is the average download speed for AT&T Internet.
    • Plan pricing starts at $50.
    • IPBB is the most common service type through AT&T Internet.
  • 67.9%

    1,000 Mbps

    (855) 336-6372

    Fiber

    • AT&T Fiber serves 24 zip codes in the area.
    • 67.92% of Charlotte residents have AT&T Fiber service options.
    • AT&T Fiber has 3 packages in Charlotte.
  • 17.5%

    1,000 Mbps

    (844) 792-2549

    DSL

    • Windstream customers have given them two stars.
    • Windstream offers high-speed DSL plans in Charlotte.
    • No data caps are in place in Charlotte.
  • 2.2%

    1,000 Mbps

    (844) 792-2549

    Fiber Copper Fixed Wireless

    • Prices for Windstream plans run from $37–67.
    • 23 zip codes in Charlotte have Windstream service.
    • Fiber is the primary internet service available from Windstream.
  • 2.0%

    100 Mbps

    (844) 792-2549

    Cable

    • No data limits are in place in Charlotte.
    • Windstream has service in 16 zip codes in Charlotte.
    • Windstream uses a cable network in Charlotte.
  • 87.3%

    100 Mbps

    (866) 877-0413

    DSL

    • Data use is not limited on EarthLink internet plans.
    • Hybrid fiber-DSL is the main network type provided by EarthLink.
    • EarthLink has widespread availability in Charlotte.
  • 67.9%

    1,000 Mbps

    (866) 877-0413

    Fiber

    • EarthLink pricing starts around $49.95.
    • Data use is not limited on EarthLink internet plans.
    • EarthLink provides 5 internet packages in Charlotte.
  • BroadbandNow Data Sources

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  • 9.9%

    1,000 Mbps

    (866) 777-7550

    Fiber

    • Fiber is the fastest service from Google Fiber.
    • Google Fiber does not use data caps in Charlotte.
    • Customers rate Google Fiber 46.84% above average.
  • 0.1%

    25 Mbps

    (888) 403-2667

    DSL

    • DSL is Comporium's best option.
    • Comporium provides 3 internet plans.
    • BroadbandNow star rankings place Comporium exceeding industry averages by 13.11%.

Fixed Wireless Providers

  • 15.0%

    1,000 Mbps

    (919) 205-5400

    Fixed Wireless

    • Open Broadband has service in 17 zip codes in Charlotte.
    • Open Broadband uses fixed wireless to provide home internet service.

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

Satellite Internet Providers

  • 100.0%

    100 Mbps

    (855) 414-1685

    Satellite

    • Viasat uses satellites to provide home broadband service.
    • Prices for Viasat plans range from $50–100.
  • 100.0%

    25 Mbps

    (877) 203-1538

    Satellite

    • HughesNet uses satellite technology to provide internet service.
    • HughesNet prices range from $59.99–149.99.

Business Internet Providers in Charlotte

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  • 100.0%

    940 Mbps

    (877) 558-9841

    Cable

    • Cable dominates Spectrum Business's service offerings in Charlotte.
    • Users can expect pricing to range from $59.99–249.99 with Spectrum Business service.
    • Spectrum Business has earned an average speed of 197.00 Mbps in the area.
  • 89.2%

    100 Mbps

    (877) 761-8590

    DSL

    • Several IPBB service packages are offered by AT&T in Charlotte.
    • AT&T has earned an average speed of 313.10 Mbps around the area.
    • AT&T business broadband packages start at $50/month.
  • 52.3%

    1,000 Mbps

    (877) 761-8590

    Fiber

    • Business plans from AT&T start at $85 monthly.
    • Several fiber service packages are provided by AT&T in Charlotte.
    • 24 zip codes in the Charlotte area receive AT&T coverage.
  • 26.4%

    1,000 Mbps

    (888) 492-3705

    Fiber Copper

    • CenturyLink Business usually offers fiber in the Charlotte area.
    • Prices ranging from $65–199 are typical with CenturyLink Business.
  • 6.5%

    1,000 Mbps

    (855) 418-8326

    Fiber

    • Businesses in Charlotte have access to Google Fiber's fiber internet service.
    • Google Fiber speed tests have an average download of 214.29 Mbps.
    • Google Fiber pricing usually starts at $70.
  • 5.7%

    12 Mbps

    (877) 984-3470

    Copper

    • In the Charlotte area, MegaPath supplies fiber-backed copper internet service to businesses.
    • Packages run from $75–135.
    • 22 zip codes in Charlotte have MegaPath business internet services.

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Enterprise Providers

  • 52.3%

    1,000 Mbps

    Fiber

    AT&T provides fiber service to 52.25% of the area. Their star rating is two and a half stars.

  • 27.0%

    400 Mbps

    Fiber

    Spectrum Business provides 27.01% of Charlotte with fiber service. The provider has a two and a half-star customer rating.

  • 26.4%

    1,000 Mbps

    Fiber Copper

    CenturyLink Business provides 26.36% of Charlotte with fiber and copper service. BroadbandNow-verified users rate them two out of five stars.

  • 14.3%

    1,000 Mbps

    Fiber Copper Fixed Wireless

    Windstream provides 14.27% of Charlotte with fiber, copper, and fixed wireless service. Their rating is two out of five stars.

  • 13.2%

    1,000 Mbps

    Fiber

    Crown Castle Fiber provides 13.15% of Charlotte with fiber service.

  • 9.4%

    1,000 Mbps

    Copper

    Verizon Business provides 9.39% of Charlotte with copper service. They have a three-star rating.

  • 7.6%

    8 Mbps

    Copper DSL Cable

    GTT Communications provides 7.59% of Charlotte with copper, DSL, and cable service. They currently earn a one and a halfout of five star rating.

  • 5.7%

    12 Mbps

    Copper

    MegaPath offers coverage for 5.68% of Charlotte, with a fastest reported speed of 12 Mbps. The provider offers services via copper. They currently have a twoout of five star rating.

  • 1.5%

    1,000 Mbps

    Fiber

    Zayo provides fiber service to 1.54% of the area. They currently have a three and a half-star rating.

  • 1.3%

    6 Mbps

    Copper

    Broadview Networks provides 1.30% of Charlotte with copper service. BroadbandNow-verified visitors rate them three out of five stars.

  • 1.0%

    1,000 Mbps

    Fiber

    Cogent Communications offers a top speed of 1,000 Mbps, with serviceability that reaches 1.01% of the area with fiber.

  • 0.4%

    6 Mbps

    Cable

    APXnet provides cable service to 0.39% of the area.

  • 0.3%

    1,000 Mbps

    Fiber

    MCNC offers speeds reaching 1,000 Mbps. The provider offers fiber. They have serviceability for 0.29% of the local area. The provider currently has a three-star rating.

  • 0.2%

    100 Mbps

    Fiber

    Spectrotel provides 0.18% of Charlotte with fiber service.

  • 0.1%

    20 Mbps

    Copper

    Fusion provides 0.13% of Charlotte with copper service. Consumer reviews rank them at two and a half stars out of five.

  • 0.1%

    50 Mbps

    • (866) 263-3241

    Copper

    AccessMedia3 provides 0.12% of Charlotte with copper service. The provider's rating is two out of five.

  • 0.1%

    6 Mbps

    Copper

    Call One provides 0.10% of Charlotte with copper service.

  • 0.1%

    3.0 Mbps

    Copper

    Vocal IP Networx provides copper service to 0.09% of the area.

  • 0.1%

    100 Mbps

    Fiber

    TPx Communications provides 0.07% of Charlotte with fiber service. Their rating is two and a half stars.

  • 0.1%

    1.5 Mbps

    Copper

    NetFortris provides 0.05% of Charlotte with copper service.

  • 0.0%

    10 Mbps

    Fiber

    SNET provides fiber service to 0.04% of the area. They currently have a five-star rating.

  • 0.0%

    10 Mbps

    Copper

    NewCloud provides copper service to 0.00% of the area. They have a three and a half-star user approval rating.

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

Mobile Internet Providers in Charlotte

  • 100.0%

    10 Mbps

    (844) 898-5296

    Mobile Broadband

    • AT&T Wireless plans start at $50.
    • Cell service is not a replacement of WiFi.
    • AT&T Wireless provides widespread mobile coverage in the area.
  • 100.0%

    6 Mbps

    (844) 307-7340

    Mobile Broadband

    • Check data use policies with provider when selecting a plan.
    • Sprint offers mobile LTE coverage in Charlotte.
    • Sprint's star rating is three stars.
  • 100.0%

    10 Mbps

    (800) 922-0204

    Mobile Broadband

    • Unlimited plans can be limited using data allowances.
    • Verizon Wireless provides widespread LTE coverage for Charlotte.
    • Verizon Wireless's star rating is three and a half of five stars.
  • 99.9%

    10 Mbps

    (800) 866-2453

    Mobile Broadband

    • T-Mobile provides strong service in the area.
    • T-Mobile is rated three and a half stars.
    • Mobile packages may be limited by to monthly data allowances.
  • 99.8%

    0.768 Mbps

    (800) 274-2538

    Mobile Broadband

    • Cricket customers give them a three-star rating.
    • Prices for Cricket mobile packages range from $25–70.
    • Verbally confirm data policies with provider when signing up.

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 3.85 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 2.25 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 32.46 percent higher than the state aggregated average so far as download speed.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Charter Spectrum and AT&T Internet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might predict, the decision between Spectrum and AT&T Internet is a common one.

EarthLink is one of the top three providers in Charlotte by coverage area. They are available for 87 percent of local addresses.

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 34 internet providers in Charlotte with 13 of those offering residential service.
  • Charlotte is the 3rd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Matthews, Belmont, Indian Trail, and Harrisburg, but behind Pineville.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Charlotte: Mint Hill
  • The fastest zip code in Charlotte for December 2019 is 28205. (see all below).

Recognition

Charlotte, NC

2.3% of consumers in Charlotte

17,000 People

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

Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Charlotte, North Carolina

ProviderSpeedTypeTime to Download 1 GB
AT&T Internet1,000 MbpsDSL and Fiber1s
Windstream1,000 MbpsDSL, Fiber, and Cable1s
EarthLink1,000 MbpsDSL and Fiber1s
Google Fiber1,000 MbpsFiber1s
Charter Spectrum940 MbpsCable1s
Comporium Communications25 MbpsDSL40s

Summary Of Internet Provider Availability In Charlotte, North Carolina

  • AT&T Internet - 87.3% Availability in Charlotte - 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - 87.3% Availability in Charlotte - 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 100.0% Availability in Charlotte - 940 Mbps
  • Windstream - 17.5% Availability in Charlotte - 1,000 Mbps
  • Google Fiber - 9.9% Availability in Charlotte - 1,000 Mbps
  • Comporium - 0.1% Availability in Charlotte - 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Charlotte

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Download Speeds in Charlotte

Fastest Zip Codes in Charlotte

28205

  • #1 (0)
  • 755.15 Mbps ↑ (+119.39)
  • 5123 Tests ↑ (+85)

28207

  • #2 (0)
  • 531.91 Mbps ↑ (+6.82)
  • 505 Tests ↑ (+116)

28277

  • #3 (0)
  • 523.71 Mbps ↑ (+3.73)
  • 4943 Tests ↑ (+707)

28211

  • #4 (0)
  • 518.89 Mbps ↑ (+9.30)
  • 2629 Tests ↑ (+435)

28278

  • #5 (0)
  • 513.06 Mbps ↑ (+7.72)
  • 1873 Tests ↑ (+408)

28202

  • #6 (+2)
  • 508.06 Mbps ↑ (+49.35)
  • 6221 Tests ↑ (+695)

28270

  • #7 (-1)
  • 487.46 Mbps ↑ (+13.60)
  • 3572 Tests ↓ (-10)

28210

  • #8 (-1)
  • 483.08 Mbps ↑ (+16.19)
  • 3236 Tests ↑ (+618)

28215

  • #9 (+6)
  • 427.59 Mbps ↑ (+135.85)
  • 2200 Tests ↑ (+92)

28269

  • #10 (-1)
  • 423.64 Mbps ↓ (-11.53)
  • 1540 Tests ↓ (-99)

28262

  • #11 (-1)
  • 413.63 Mbps ↑ (+38.79)
  • 2073 Tests ↑ (+96)

28216

  • #12 (+6)
  • 361.07 Mbps ↑ (+83.86)
  • 1891 Tests ↑ (+207)

28209

  • #13 (-1)
  • 337.40 Mbps ↑ (+21.35)
  • 1233 Tests ↑ (+221)

28217

  • #14 (-3)
  • 335.83 Mbps ↓ (-14.46)
  • 554 Tests ↓ (-2995)

28204

  • #15 (-1)
  • 333.68 Mbps ↑ (+38.32)
  • 228 Tests ↓ (-64)

28227

  • #16 (+3)
  • 315.48 Mbps ↑ (+54.78)
  • 2948 Tests ↑ (+197)

28203

  • #17 (-4)
  • 307.95 Mbps ↓ (-1.98)
  • 2946 Tests ↑ (+626)

28214

  • #18 (+2)
  • 295.16 Mbps ↑ (+45.23)
  • 797 Tests ↑ (+149)

28213

  • #19 (-2)
  • 294.59 Mbps ↑ (+7.28)
  • 400 Tests ↓ (-156)

28223

  • #20 (+4)
  • 276.42 Mbps ↑ (+160.06)
  • 133 Tests ↓ (-565)

28208

  • #21 (0)
  • 229.02 Mbps ↑ (+1.10)
  • 856 Tests ↑ (+67)

28212

  • #22 (0)
  • 217.73 Mbps ↑ (+6.36)
  • 1740 Tests ↑ (+136)

28226

  • #23 (-7)
  • 213.62 Mbps ↓ (-74.91)
  • 1845 Tests ↓ (-347)

28273

  • #24 (-1)
  • 204.55 Mbps ↑ (+4.32)
  • 860 Tests ↓ (-146)

28220

  • #25 (+2)
  • 152.52 Mbps ↑ (+116.80)
  • 28 Tests ↑ (+16)

28206

  • #26 (-1)
  • 92.63 Mbps ↓ (-19.09)
  • 161 Tests ↑ (+22)

28274

  • #27 (-1)
  • 59.16 Mbps ↑ (+2.69)
  • 19 Tests ↓ (-11)

28266

  • #28 (0)
  • 24.25 Mbps ↑ (+24.25)
  • 24 Tests ↑ (+24)

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, Indian Trail, and Harrisburg, but behind Pineville.

Fiber Availability: 71% 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, 28205 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 66.36 Mbps download, as opposed to 38.58 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

ProviderTypeCoverageSpeed
AT&T InternetDSL and Fiber87.3%+1,000 Mbps
EarthLinkDSL and Fiber87.3%+1,000 Mbps
Charter SpectrumCable100%940 Mbps
WindstreamDSL, Fiber, and Cable17.5%+1,000 Mbps
Open BroadbandFixed Wireless15.0%+1,000 Mbps
Google FiberFiber9.9%+1,000 Mbps
Comporium CommunicationsDSL0.1%+25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)Satellite100%100 Mbps
HughesNetSatellite100%25 Mbps
AT&TDSL and Fiber89.2%+1,000 Mbps
Spectrum BusinessCable and Fiber100%940 Mbps
CenturyLink BusinessFiber26.4%+1,000 Mbps
WindstreamFiber14.3%+1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle FiberFiber13.2%+1,000 Mbps
MegaPathCopper5.7%+12 Mbps
Verizon BusinessCopper9.4%+1,000 Mbps
GTT CommunicationsCopper7.6%+8 Mbps
Google FiberFiber6.5%+1,000 Mbps
ZayoFiber1.5%+1,000 Mbps
Broadview NetworksCopper1.3%+6 Mbps
Cogent CommunicationsFiber1.0%+1,000 Mbps
APXnetCable0.4%+6 Mbps
MCNCFiber0.3%+1,000 Mbps
SpectrotelFiber0.2%+100 Mbps
FusionCopper0.1%+20 Mbps
AccessMedia3Copper0.1%+50 Mbps
Call OneCopper0.1%+6 Mbps
Vocal IP NetworxCopper0.1%+3.0 Mbps
TPx CommunicationsFiber0.1%+100 Mbps
NetFortrisCopper0.1%+1.5 Mbps
SNETFiber0.0%+10 Mbps
NewCloudCopper0.0%+10 Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Charlotte

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 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 1/24/2020.