Internet Providers in Fair Bluff, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fair Bluff, NC
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 41.53 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 12 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 100%

Internet Access in Fair Bluff, North Carolina

Information here is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider reports to further validate that information down to the census block level. Plan and pricing information is collected by our data science division. We have found and verified 64 bundled broadband deals in Fair Bluff since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 352 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

RiverStreet Networks is the third largest wired broadband provider in Fair Bluff, available to close to one hundred percent of residents.

Residents can expect just one real choice for Internet access in Fair Bluff and the surrounding area. There isn't a guarantee for service at all households. Unfortunately, this is normal for communities of Fair Bluff's population size.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Fair Bluff.

Satellite is the main kind of Internet with coverage around Fair Bluff that residents should consider. The lack of robust wired Internet service in Fair Bluff contributes to the poor average download speeds. Fair Bluff average download speeds clock in 33.65% beneath the state average. In spite of these issues, 41.53 Mbps will support modern apps like streaming Hulu. Data limits imposed by some of the larger providers in Fair Bluff will create more issues when it comes to video streaming than speeds alone.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fair Bluff, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
RiverStreet Networks 12 Mbps DSL 11m 22s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fair Bluff, North Carolina

  • RiverStreet Networks - 100.0% Availability in Fair Bluff - Speeds up to 12 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fair Bluff - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fair Bluff - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fair Bluff

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Fair Bluff is the 671st most connected city in North Carolina behind Nichols, Cerro Gordo, Evergreen, Lake View, and Orrum.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Columbus 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.

In Columbus County, approximately 9,000 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.

Data Caps in Fair Bluff

Data collected by our researchers shows that some of the top ISPs place a limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since customers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fair Bluff

Provider Type Coverage Speed
RiverStreet Networks DSL 100% 12 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Fair Bluff to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fair Bluff 41.5 Mbps 3 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +307.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +12 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +65.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +15 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +58.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +12 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +70.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +73.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +6 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )