Internet Providers in Goldston, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Goldston, NC
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $78.97

Internet Access in Goldston, North Carolina

Broadband coverage and competition in Goldston is low when compared to other North Carolina cities. Presently, 75.29 percent of the population have one (or fewer) options for services at their location. In terms of connectivity, Goldston ranks at 609th of 683 communities within North Carolina.

Viasat Internet 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 22.53 Mbps, as opposed to the 82.25 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 80 Mbps. See the interactive map on this page to see broadband coverage at a granular level.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Goldston, North Carolina

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 97.5% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation - Fiber - 23.5% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - DSL - 9.2% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation - DSL - 2.3% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Goldston - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Goldston

Goldston Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Goldston is the 609th most connected city in North Carolina behind Pittsboro, Bennett, Bear Creek, Siler City, and Moncure.

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 Chatham 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: 24% of people living in Goldston 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 25% of Goldston 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.

In Chatham County, approximately 8,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Goldston

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 97.5%+ 100 Mbps
Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation Fiber 23.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream DSL 9.2%+ 200 Mbps
Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation DSL 2.3%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation Fiber 22.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 11.2%+ 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 22.5 Mbps 6 $0.22 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +392.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +96.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +93.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +104.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +105.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )