Internet Providers in Lake Toxaway, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Lake Toxaway, NC
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 13
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $64.84

Internet Access in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Lake Toxaway. HughesNet is also widely available.

DSL providers like Comporium Communications connect customers to broadband service via phone infrastructure, which explains why DSL is marketed through telecommunication companies that historically offered landline phone connections. DSL Internet is available for 93.31 percent of the local population. copper DSL lines have limited bandwidth compared to those used for cable or fiber, which results in lower download and upload speeds. This is partly why average download speeds in Lake Toxaway perform under North Carolina, coming in with 10.4 Mbps compared to the 118.12 Mbps weighted average download within North Carolina as a whole.

Since FCC data is collected twice annually and only made public six months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. Our process incorporates coverage data directly from some companies to help fix this issue.

33.99 percent of Lake Toxaway residents are without a choice for broadband Internet service. This is not a shock seeing as competition between Internet providers in the area is not strong. Residences in the local area usually have 1 choices for service.

Outside of the Internet options listed above, Comporium Communications is a third choice for coverage in 93 percent of Lake Toxaway. Wireless choices like satellite and mobile are advertised, but wired providers almost always provide high value pricing. As shown below, the vast majority of residents have access to wired Internet.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Vyve Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 4.0%
Comporium Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 3.6%
Comporium Communications 750 Mbps Cable 10s 71.2%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Comporium Communications 11 Mbps DSL 12m 24s 93.3%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Lake Toxaway

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Lake Toxaway is the 129th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Cashiers and Highlands, but behind Pisgah Forest, Brevard, and Salem.

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

Approximately 400 people in Transylvania 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.

Approximately 66% of Lake Toxaway 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 Transylvania County, approximately 3,000 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Lake Toxaway

Data from our research team shows that many of the popular ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because consumers view caps as a strategy to stop video streaming, while providers insist that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming video, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Lake Toxaway to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lake Toxaway 10.4 Mbps 7 $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +524 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +138.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +150.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +159.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +151.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )