Internet Providers in Highlands, NC

Residential Internet Statistics for Highlands, NC
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $34.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Highlands, North Carolina:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. Frontier
    95% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    95% Available
  • 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. Vyve Broadband
    80.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    80.9% Available
  • 5. 5. Altitude Community Broadband
    48.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    48.5% Available
  • 6. 6. BalsamWest
    8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    8% Available
  • 7. 7. EMPOWER Broadband
    2.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    2.3% Available
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Highlands, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Vyve Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 80.9%
BalsamWest FiberNET 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 8.0%
EMPOWER Broadband 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 2.3%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber -- 95.0%
700 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.

Highlands is the 451st most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Franklin, Mountain Rest, and Otto, but behind Cashiers and Rabun Gap.

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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 2,000 people in Macon 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.

Fiber Availability: 8% of people living in Highlands have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 78% of Highlands 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 Macon County, approximately 13,000 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.

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