Internet Providers in Hays, North Carolina

Most Popular Internet Providers in Hays, North Carolina:

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  • 1. Spectrum
    88.2% Available
    88.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. CenturyLink
    70.1% Available
    70.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    5 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $50
    • Contracts: None required
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Carolina West Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
  • 6. 6. Wilkes
    88.5% Available
    88.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $90 - $130
    • Contracts: None required
  • 1. Spectrum Business
    66% Available
    66%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    91.3% Available
    91.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. T-Mobile
    28.1% Available
    28.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Hays, North Carolina

Hays has a variety of network options, notably fiber and cable. Fiber to the Home (FTTH), by far the most desirable network type for download speed, is available in 88.54 percent of Hays, across all all ISPs. Coaxial cable, the strongest budget choice, is available to 88.21 percent of Hays residents.

Wilkes Communications provides an alternative. They offer a maximum download speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only option for Internet service for residents of Hays. fixed wireless outfits such as Carolina West Wireless can achieve 25 Mbps via direct wireless hardware.

Viasat Internet is the most likely Internet choice for Hays residents. The company is available to close to one hundred percent of Hays. HughesNet is the most likely second option, serving practically one hundred percent of Hays with Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet for Hays is 25 Mbps.

In terms of coverage options, the average Hays subscriber will find 3-4 companies at their address, or precisely 3.47 providers in each census block. Only 12.23 percent of Hays residents are limited to one or fewer options for residential Internet service.

The broadband coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of government data and private datasets collected directly from telecoms. Average statistics about speed averages is sourced primarily from M-Labs, the speed test tool integrated into our site as well as Google queries. Our in-house researchers have manually validated package pricing and service data on 165 Internet plans in Hays as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Hays, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Wilkes Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 88.5%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 88.2%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 70.1%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

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Hays is the 302nd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Roaring River and Traphill, but behind North Wilkesboro, Millers Creek, and Wilkesboro.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 74 people in Wilkes 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: 89% of people living in Hays 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 88% of Hays 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 Wilkes County, approximately 400 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Hays

Data from our researchers shows that top providers in the area use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see caps as a strategy to stop "cord cutting", while providers insist that caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Hays to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hays 46.2 Mbps 6 $0.22 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +499.4 Mbps ) 19 ( +13 ) $0.17 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +115.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.14 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +134.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +140.4 Mbps ) 24 ( +18 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +132.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )