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%

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

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 Goldston, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Goldston

Goldston Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Goldston is the 608th 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 400 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 24% 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 10,000 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 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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 97.3%+ 60 Mbps
Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation Fiber and DSL 23.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream DSL 8.1%+ 200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 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 )