Internet Service Providers in Goldston, North Carolina
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Residential Internet Statistics for Goldston, NC
|Wired Internet Providers:||4|
|Average Speed Test Result:||20.77 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||45.13%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Goldston, North Carolina
Internet Access in Goldston, North Carolina
Broadband coverage and competition in Goldston is low when compared to other North Carolina cities. Presently, 76.44 percent of the population have one (or fewer) options for services at their location. In terms of connectivity, Goldston ranks at 608th of 682 communities within North Carolina.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Goldston.
Keep in mind that since FCC data is only collected biannually and only made public 6+ months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.
DSL providers deliver Internet services using telephone infrastructure, which is why it is sold through telecom companies that also offer landline telephone service. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is available for close to one hundred percent of area addresses. copper DSL lines have limited performance ability when compared to coaxial or fiber-optic lines, which results in lower overall speeds. This is partly why average speeds seen in Goldston are beneath the state, clocking in at 20.77 Mbps, as opposed to the 75.18 Mbps average speed in North Carolina.
While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, CenturyLink also serves Goldston with coverage for 97 percent of residents and a top speed of 60 Mbps. See the interactive map on this page to see broadband coverage at a granular level.
Internet Statistics 2021
76.4% of consumers in Goldston1,000 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 Goldston, North Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|CenturyLink||60 Mbps||DSL||2m 16s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Goldston, North Carolina
- CenturyLink - 97.3% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
- Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation - 23.5% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Windstream - 8.1% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Goldston
Many Internet companies have added "data caps" to home WiFi and Internet packages in recent years. Some providers in the area, including CenturyLink, have plans with data caps. Data caps vary widely. They typically can be from 250GB to a Terabyte. The majority of residential broadband data caps will be very high, so they won't affect the majority of customers. CenturyLink customers in Goldston are advised to confirm data caps when signing up. Don't assume the caps based on what you've seen advertised.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Goldston
|Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation||Fiber and DSL||23.5%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL and Fiber||100%||1,000 Mbps|
|Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation||Fiber||22.8%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Goldston to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Goldston||20.8 Mbps||6||$1.08 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +328.3 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.46 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +86.3 Mbps )||18 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +78.9 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +90.9 Mbps )||21 ( +15 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +94.5 Mbps )||9 ( +3 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|