Internet Providers in Magnolia, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Magnolia, NC
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 30.87 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 57.14%

Internet Access in Magnolia, North Carolina

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Magnolia. HughesNet is also widely available.

As of recent government reports, 63.05 percent of Magnolia residents are limited to only one choice for wired broadband, or none at all.

CenturyLink provides a common second choice, serving Magnolia with a top speed of 60 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet service in Magnolia. fixed wireless providers such as Eastern Carolina Broadband, LLC can reach 25 Mbps via wireless hardware.

Looking at network tech with significant infrastructure already built around the city, we see that the most prevalent physical wire broadband connection options are DSL (80.57 percent coverage) and Cable (34.26 percent coverage). TV corporations are the main source for cable home Internet, since they can re-purpose their pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for Magnolia residents due to the strong mix of speed and value. Telephone providers are the main source for DSL connections, which makes technical sense because DSL sends data via telephone lines. As copper wires go, the twisted copper construction seen in telephone wires has lower speeds and bandwidth compared to cable and fiber.

Broadband coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized datasets we source directly from industry sources, or via private third parties. Averaged statistics about speed averages is sourced via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow research team has manually gathered package pricing and plan details on 210 broadband offerings in Magnolia to date.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Magnolia, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Star Communications 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Magnolia, North Carolina

  • CenturyLink - 80.6% Availability in Magnolia - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 34.3% Availability in Magnolia - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Star Communications - 8.2% Availability in Magnolia - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Magnolia - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Magnolia - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Magnolia

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Magnolia is the 413th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Warsaw, Turkey, and Teachey, but behind Kenansville and Rose Hill.

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

Approximately 8,000 people in Duplin 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 37% of Magnolia 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 Duplin County, approximately 20,000 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 in Magnolia

Data from our researchers suggests that many of the common providers in the area currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Magnolia

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 80.6%+ 60 Mbps
Eastern Carolina Broadband, LLC Fixed Wireless 41.2%+ 40 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 34.3%+ 940 Mbps
Star Communications DSL and Fiber 8.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Open Broadband Fixed Wireless 10.7%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 60 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 21.2%+ 940 Mbps
Eastern Carolina Broadband, LLC Fixed Wireless 18.3%+ 50 Mbps
Star Communications Fiber 14.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Magnolia to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Magnolia 30.9 Mbps 8 $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +318.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +76.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +68.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +80.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +84.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )