Internet Providers in Durham, North Carolina

Most Popular Internet Providers in Durham, North Carolina:

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  • 1. 1. AT&T Internet
    58.3% Available
    58.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 1
    • Speed Range: 5-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99.00 installation fee.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Spectrum
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 6 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile Home Internet
    Available

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 4. 4. Frontier
    94.3% Available
    94.3%

    Available

    Call For Speed Availability
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-30mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $49.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $249.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 6. 6. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. EarthLink
    78.3% Available
    78.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 7-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes shipping of modem and self-install kit.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 8. 8. Google Fiber
    6.7% Available
    6.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    2000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 1000-2000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free professional installation or self-install kit.
    • Price Range: $70 - $100
  • 9. 9. Windstream
    4.1% Available
    4.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    0.768 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $45 - $77
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 10. Open Broadband
    1% Available
    1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $44.99 - $69.99
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  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View AT&T Wireless Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Cricket
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $35 - $55

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Internet Access in Durham, North Carolina

Durham features two major broadband network options to understand — cable (practically one hundred percent availability) and DSL (94.32% availability). Cable Internet access is delivered through traditional cable TV providers, using pre-existing coaxial copper television lines mounted on utility poles or buried in the street. DSL is sent via phone lines. Most Durham neighborhoods and street addresses have access to cable service and/or DSL service from two or more providers.

Households in Durham generally have two or more to them. View the map on this page to see how competition shifts around the city.

The plans displayed above are manually collected by our data analysis team. We have aggregated 410 plans in the area around Durham, in total.

Spectrum as well as Frontier Communications also offer coverage in Durham, often competing for the same customers.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Durham as measured by coverage area. As the map below shows, these companies frequently cover the same addresses in most blocks around Durham.

Internet Statistics 2021

6,000 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 Durham, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Google Fiber 2,000 Mbps Fiber 4s 6.7%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 58.3%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.8%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 78.3%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 94.3%
Windstream 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 4.1%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Durham

Durham Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Durham is the 25th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro, and Butner, but behind Morrisville.

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

Approximately 300 people in Durham 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.

Fiber Availability: 61% of people living in Durham have residential fiber service available to them.

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 Durham 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, 27703 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Durham.

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

In Durham County, approximately 2,000 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.

Internet Service Access for Education in Durham

Duke University and North Carolina Central University are the biggest universities in Durham. For the 23,543 combined students living in the area, fast internet access is a must for obtaining educational materials and viewing research. Both universities offer 2 internet providers at the average address within two miles of each campus. Duke University students that live around campus can expect to get downstream speeds of around 199.07 Mbps, according to speed test data in the Duke University zip code. Speeds surrounding North Carolina Central University average out to 206.24 Mbps over 12,427 tests run in the past year. FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to better broadband access for college and high school attendees.

Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Durham

Data collected by our market research team suggests that top providers currently place a limit on data use on residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because users view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers explain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming video, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Durham to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Durham 184.7 Mbps 11 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +349.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.48 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -35.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -24.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -15.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -22.6 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.66 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Durham

Worst Service Ever

Refuse to upgrade equipment in my area and anytime I complain to them my internet just happens to "stop working" the next day. $45/m for 3mbps down and 0.5 up. Absolute scam and would not recommend to anyone. Only reason they keep customers is because of the monopoly they hold over small towns.