Internet Providers in Forest City, NC

Residential Internet Statistics for Forest City, NC
Internet Service Providers: 6
Plans Start From: $25
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Forest City, North Carolina:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    93.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    93.3% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    47.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    47.8% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. Open Broadband
    93.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    93.9% Available
  • 6. 6. Vyve Broadband
    91.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    91.7% Available
  • 7. 7. Carolina West Wireless
    88% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    88% Available
  • 8. 8. Skyrunner
    11.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    11.9% Available

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Internet Access in Forest City, North Carolina

Forest City features only two major Internet service options to grapple with: cable (91.66% coverage) and DSL (93.67% coverage). Coaxial cable Internet access is generally delivered through TV companies using their pre-existing coaxial copper TV lines on telephone poles. DSL is delivered over phone wires. Most Forest City neighborhoods and blocks have access to both cable service and DSL service from competing providers.

The information listed here is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports, and is confirmed using privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate listings than governmental websites. Speeds and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year.

Viasat Internet is the most common provider in Forest City. The company is available to close to one hundred percent of Forest City addresses. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, with coverage in near one hundred percent of Forest City with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet for Forest City is 25 Mbps.

AT&T Internet is a common alternative, serving Forest City with a maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet in Forest City. fixed wireless outfits such as Open Broadband can achieve 100 Mbps or more via wireless hardware.

Click into the map below for more insights on broadband choice on the census block level. Although the majority of addresses have around 4 options, others are less fortunate or may only have one provider available. A surprising 6.29 percent of households have one or fewer Internet options.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Forest City, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 93.3%
Vyve Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 91.7%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 47.8%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
1,000 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.

Forest City is the 134th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Ellenboro, Rutherfordton, Mooresboro, and Bostic, but behind Spindale.

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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 4,000 people in Rutherford 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: 11% of people living in Forest City have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 94% of Forest City 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 Rutherford County, approximately 11,000 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 Forest City

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Compare Forest City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Forest City 92.8 Mbps 13 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +488.9 Mbps ) 22 ( +9 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +80 Mbps ) 21 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +106.9 Mbps ) 20 ( +7 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +109.4 Mbps ) 27 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +103.7 Mbps ) 11 ( -2 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )