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Internet Service Providers in Highlands, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Highlands, NC
Wired Internet Providers 2
Average Speed Test Result 28.34 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 53.83%

All Residential Internet Providers in Highlands, North Carolina

1. Frontier - 91.7% Available in Highlands
DSL Internet

Speeds up to:

90mbps

Pricing starts at:

$27.99 per month

Plans:

3

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 915-4111
2. Viasat - 100.0% Available in Highlands
Satellite Internet

Speeds up to:

100mbps

Pricing starts at:

$50 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 912-2812
3. HughesNet - 100.0% Available in Highlands
Satellite Internet

Speeds up to:

25mbps

Pricing starts at:

$49.99 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 902-3107
4. Northland - 74.8% Available in Highlands
Cable Internet

Speeds up to:

1,000mbps

Pricing starts at:

$25 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 667-8452

Business Internet Providers in Highlands

1. Frontier Business - 100.0% Available in Highlands
DSL Internet

Speeds up to:

115mbps

Pricing starts at:

$49.99 per month

Plans:

3

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(855) 943-4270

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Enterprise Providers

1. Verizon Business - 8.9% Available in Highlands
Copper Internet

Speeds up to:

3.0mbps

Pricing starts at:

Unlisted

Plans:

0

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(888) 573-0683

Mobile Internet Providers in Highlands

1. AT&T Wireless - 100.0% Available in Highlands
Mobile Broadband Internet

Speeds up to:

10mbps

Pricing starts at:

$50 per month

Plans:

2

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(844) 898-5296
2. Verizon Wireless - 83.9% Available in Highlands
Mobile Broadband Internet

Speeds up to:

10mbps

Pricing starts at:

$60 per month

Plans:

4

SET UP NEW SERVICE:

(800) 922-0204

Internet Access in Highlands North Carolina

Highlands Internet coverage information on this page is drawn from governmental data submissions and verifiable against private records. We've analyzed 2,815 rows of governmental databases on Internet availability in Highlands. Our research division has manually gathered Internet local pricing and terms on 110 broadband plans in Highlands. Download speed averages calculation comes from browser-based speed test data gathered over the last 12 month time time span. Speed test data is a rough way of evaluating local broadband quality. These averages are not a promise the real-world speeds customers can expect at residences in Highlands.

Cable and DSL are the two main broadband network types in the Highlands area, fighting for customers at most addresses and competing on service quality. Cable network speed is generally stronger. That said, overall performance seen with either network system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block depending on the network infrastructure in a given area.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Highlands.

Frontier Communications and Northland Communications also have Internet service in Highlands, with significant overlap in some parts of town.

To summarize, Highlands's broadband access is below average — most blocks will have about 1-2 providers. A total of 900 area residents have only one option for wired broadband, or none at all — as is verifiable in the interactive availability map below. (That's 28.28 percent of the population with a single source of Internet.) Explore the map below to understand coverage variations between census blocks in Highlands.

  • There are 7 internet providers in Highlands with 4 of those offering residential service.
  • Highlands is the 502nd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Rabun Gap, Mountain Rest, and Otto, but behind Cashiers and Franklin.
  • The fastest zip code in Highlands for August 2020 is 28741. (see all below).
28.3% of consumers in Highlands

900 People

Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Highlands, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time to Download 1 GB
Northland Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 90 Mbps DSL 1m 31s

Summary Of Internet Provider Availability In Highlands, North Carolina

  • Frontier - 91.7% Availability in Highlands - Speeds up to 90 Mbps
  • Northland - 74.8% Availability in Highlands - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Highlands - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Highlands - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Highlands

Highlands Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Download Speeds in Highlands

Fastest Zip Codes in Highlands

28741

  • #1 (0)
  • 204.62 Mbps ↑ (+101.76)
  • 518 Tests ↑ (+36)

Publicly Funded Internet Access in Highlands

In Highlands we've found one location that offers publicly funded internet access points. These locations may offer free internet to the public on a schedule. Because schedules vary we recommend contacting the institution ahead of time.

  • Hudson Library
    554 Main St
    Highlands, NC 28741

Highlands is the 502nd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Rabun Gap, Mountain Rest, and Otto, but behind Cashiers and Franklin.

Approximately 2,000 people in Macon County don't have access to any wired internet.

Approximately 72% of Highlands residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

As of this month, 28741 Is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Highlands.

In Macon County, approximately 15,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

Data Caps and Highlands ISPs

Streaming limitations are currently used by HughesNet and Viasat. Plan limitations vary between plans. Limits so far as data use mean the most most to Highlands residents using their plan heavily for uses like streaming. 4K video is the most pressing issue with data caps. 4K video streaming uses significantly more gigabytes/hour than an HD stream.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Highlands

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 91.7%+ 24 Mbps
Northland Communications Cable 74.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 24 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 8.9%+ 3.0 Mbps

Compare Highlands to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Highlands 28.3 Mbps 4 $3.66
New York 220.9 Mbps (+192.5 Mbps) 13 (+9) $0.51 (-$3.15)
Los Angeles 89.3 Mbps (+61.0 Mbps) 20 (+16) $0.42 (-$3.24)
Chicago 80.8 Mbps (+52.4 Mbps) 16 (+12) $0.39 (-$3.27)
Houston 89.5 Mbps (+61.1 Mbps) 21 (+17) $0.38 (-$3.28)
Philadelphia 91.8 Mbps (+63.4 Mbps) 9 (+5) $0.54 (-$3.12)
Last Updated on 9/29/2020.