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Internet Providers in Graham, North Carolina
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Internet Access in Graham, North Carolina
Broadband Internet competition is above-average in Graham compared to other parts of North Carolina, with are 4.48 providers per census block on average. Graham is currently the 323rd most connected city in North Carolina. As it stands, only 8.05 percent of the area have one or fewer choices for Internet.
Viasat Internet is the most commonly available option in Graham. The company is available to practically one hundred percent of Graham census blocks. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Graham is 25 megabits per second.
Looking at network technologies offered across the Graham area, we see that the most common physical wire broadband technology types are DSL and Cable, with 90.76% and close to one hundred percent respectively. Traditional cable TV providers are the main source for cable home Internet service, thanks to the fact that they can utilize their pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Phone companies usually offer DSL Internet, since DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends data over phone lines. DSL is the slowest of all other major wired Internet options.
The data listed here is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports specific to the area, and is cross-validated against privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to create more useful resources than is available from the FCC directly. Address-level information isn't always available. Data about speeds and pricing of listed Internet plans is generated by our data analysis team, who collect tens of thousands of data points annually. There are a total of 298 plans in Graham since 2014. There are 31 Internet plans currently on the market in the area.
While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Spectrum also serves the area with Cable coverage for practically one hundred percent of residents and a top speed of 940 Mbps. Plans from companies like King Street Wireless can deliver as much as 1 Mbps using wireless links. Finally, there are 3 providers offering enterprise service like MPLS. See the interactive map to see how many options are available on the census block level.
Internet Statistics 2021
8.1% of consumers in Graham2,000 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 Graham, North Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||87.8%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|EarthLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||90.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Graham to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Graham||80.2 Mbps||8||$0.47 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +454.2 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +68.6 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +80.4 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +89.3 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +81.9 Mbps )||8||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|