Internet Providers in Hertford, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hertford, NC
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $60.29

Internet Access in Hertford, North Carolina

The broadband availability information on this page comes from governmental datasets. Then, we ensure the data is compared and corrected against privatized databases. We've analyzed 2,582 rows of governmental data catalogues about broadband availability in Hertford. The speed averages are based on 967 public online speed tests in Hertford.

CenturyLink is an second choice to the primary providers, serving Hertford with 94 percent local availability and a top speed of 60 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only option for Internet in Hertford. fixed wireless outfits such as InteliPort are able to achieve 250 Mbps over direct wireless technology.

Considering network tech offered around Hertford, we see that the most common hardwired Internet connection infrastructures are DSL and Fiber, with 94.17% and 22.63% respectively. Fiber technology uses more modern Fiber-optical cables made of tiny, thin glass or plastic strands which can deliver binary data as light. Largely thanks to the use of fiber, broadband Internet download rates within Hertford are 70.80% above the state average in North Carolina. Fiber outputs better download rates and reliability, but sometimes switch over to older copper cables in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Copper last mile connections downgrade performance, but they are still usually faster than cable/DSL. Phone companies are the main source for DSL service, since DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends Internet data via phone lines. DSL is the slowest of all major wired broadband technologies except dial-up.

The average home in Hertford has 2-3 wired Internet service providers available to them. 9.78 percent of the Hertford area — 1,000 people in total — have one or fewer options for which provider to use. cable and DSL Internet generally offer the best price and data policies for home use.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common on the whole. They offer coverage reaching close to one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet is available for near one hundred percent of residents. The top download speed recorded for Viasat is 35 Mbps, while HughesNet offers packages as high as 25 Mbps. Any speed over 10 megabits per second (Mbps) will be enough to view standard definition video over WiFi. However, it may become an issue for multiple users or high-bandwidth applications like Skype, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. See the coverage map on this page to see how broadband coverage compares on a granular level in Hertford.

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 Hertford, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
InteliPort 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hertford, North Carolina

  • CenturyLink - 94.2% Availability in Hertford - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 92.9% Availability in Hertford - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • InteliPort - 4.4% Availability in Hertford - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 1.8% Availability in Hertford - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Hertford - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Hertford - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hertford

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Hertford is the 297th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Edenton, Elizabeth City, Sunbury, Colerain, and Tyner.

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

Approximately 800 people in Perquimans 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: 6% of people living in Hertford 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 90% of Hertford 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 Perquimans County, approximately 2,000 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 Hertford

Many Internet providers have decided to add data "plans" to their home Internet plans as of late. This market trend is certainly true for the Hertford market, with common ISPs like Mediacom featuring capped plans. This doesn't really matter for the majority of residents, but it may affect those who share their connection with household members or "power users" who stream a lot of HD or 4K video. Data caps on cable packages are generally around 1 Terabyte. This is more than 99 percent of customers use, according to a report from Xfinity. Potential Mediacom Cable customers in Hertford should verify data limits when signing up.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hertford

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 94.2%+ 940 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 92.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
InteliPort Fiber and Fixed Wireless 54.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Nixon's Solutions Fixed Wireless 21.8%+ 20 Mbps
Country Mile Wireless Fixed Wireless 10.8%+ 20 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 1.8%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 89.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 0.6%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Hertford to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hertford 281.6 Mbps 10 $0.50 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +133.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -162.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -165.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -154.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -154 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )