Internet Providers in Hickory, NC

Residential Internet Statistics for Hickory, NC
Internet Service Providers: 7
Plans Start From: $49.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Hickory, North Carolina:

Showing 1 to 9 Providers

  • 1. CenturyLink
    97.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    97.8% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    99.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.1% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    58.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    58.3% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. AT&T Internet
    1.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • IPBB
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • IPBB
    1.6% Available
  • 7. 6. King Street Wireless
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 8. 7. Carolina West Wireless
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 9. 8. RiverStreet Networks
    55.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    55.8% Available
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Internet Access in Hickory, North Carolina

Hickory has 9 residential Internet providers, or 20 if you include business and mobile operators. Consumers in the area have access to 6 choices for wired broadband like DSL and cable.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

Most households in Hickory have more than one Internet providers to them, although the number of options tends to change depending on which neighborhood you're looking at. See the interactive map on this page to explore how competition shifts in different parts of Hickory.

Cable and DSL are the two primary broadband network options within Hickory. They are frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Cable network speed is usually better, but overall performance seen with either Internet technology system are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block based on the network quality in a given area. Hickory public speed test records suggest that network performance is above-average. Hickory is 14.43 percent higher than the North Carolina aggregated average so far as citywide download speeds.

Broadband coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of governmental data and privatized data collected directly from industry sources or via private sources. Averaged statistics about speed and performance averages is sourced via M-Labs. Our in-house market research team has manually sourced pricing and plan details on 349 Internet offerings in the Hickory market to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hickory, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 97.8%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.1%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s 1.6%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 58.3%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Hickory is the 103rd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Conover, Claremont, Newton, and Granite Falls, but behind Hildebran.

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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 Catawba County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 98% of Hickory residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Catawba County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Hickory

Hickory Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Compare Hickory to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hickory 194.6 Mbps 12 $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +387.1 Mbps ) 22 ( +10 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -21.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +5.1 Mbps ) 20 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +7.6 Mbps ) 27 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +1.9 Mbps ) 11 ( -1 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )