Internet Providers in Durham, North Carolina

Residential Internet Statistics for Durham, NC
Internet Service Providers: 8
Plans Start From: $49.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Durham, North Carolina:

Showing 1 to 10 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    58.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    58.3% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    99.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.8% Available
  • 3. Frontier
    99.8% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    99.8% Available
  • 4. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    36.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    36.1% Available
  • 5. 5. Verizon
    90% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    90% Available
  • 6. 6. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 8. 8. Google Fiber
    6.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *2 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    6.7% Available
  • 9. 9. Windstream
    2.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *200 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    2.3% Available
  • 10. Open Broadband
    1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    1% Available
1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Durham. See All
  • 1. Spectrum Business
    99.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.6% Available
  • 2. Frontier Business
    97.2% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 943-4270
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    97.2% Available
  • 3. AT&T
    50.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    50.2% Available
  • 4. Frontier Business
    24.1% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 943-4270
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    24.1% Available
  • 5. 5. Google Fiber
    19.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *2 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    19.8% Available
  • 6. 6. CenturyLink Business
    16.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    16.4% Available
  • 7. 7. Windstream
    2.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    2.8% Available
  • 8. 8. Windstream
    2.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    2.9% Available
  • 11. 9. Spectrum Business
    19.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    19.8% Available
  • 13. 10. Verizon Business
    12% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    12% Available
  • 14. 11. Crown Castle
    6.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    6.5% Available
  • 16. 12. GTT
    2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *6 Mbps
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    2% Available
  • 17. MCNC
    0.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.7% Available
  • 18. Fusion Connect
    0.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    0.3% Available
2 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Durham. See All

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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 545 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Durham, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 58.3%
Google Fiber 2,000 Mbps Fiber 4s 6.7%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.8%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 36.1%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s 2.3%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber -- 99.8%
6,000 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.

Durham is the 33rd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Butner, but behind Morrisville.

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

Reference

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.

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

In Durham County, approximately 2,000 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.

Map of ISPs in Durham

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Compare Durham to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Durham 225.3 Mbps 12 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +356.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -52.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -25.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -23.1 Mbps ) 24 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -28.8 Mbps ) 10 ( -2 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )