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Internet Service Providers in Marion, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Providers in Marion

  • 84.5%

    24 Mbps

    (855) 915-4111

    DSL

    • Monthly costs for Frontier plans range from $27.99–44.99/month.
    • Frontier provides widespread coverage in the area.
    • Frontier's Marion average speed is 15.94 Mbps.
  • 71.3%

    940 Mbps

    (844) 901-2981

    Cable

    • Packages by Spectrum in Marion do not use streaming limits.
    • Marion has 3 internet plan options from Spectrum.
    • Spectrum pricing ranges from $49.99–109.99.
  • 100.0%

    100 Mbps

    (844) 912-2812

    Satellite

    • The top Viasat broadband service locally is satellite.
    • Viasat has earned a two-star customer rating.
    • Monthly pricing for Viasat packages ranges from $50–100/month.
  • 100.0%

    25 Mbps

    (844) 902-3107

    Satellite

    • Pricing for HughesNet plans ranges from $59.99–149.99.
    • HughesNet uses a satellite network in Marion.
    • Data usage is unlimited on internet plans.
  • 19.0%

    100 Mbps

    (888) 855-9036

    Cable

    • Plans include 5 home WiFi choices.
    • Morris Broadband speed tests are superior to the average speed locally by 11.66%.
    • Morris Broadband offers unlimited data use.
  • 19.0%

    1,000 Mbps

    (888) 855-9036

    Fiber

    • Fiber is the best internet choice from Morris Broadband.
    • Plans do not limit data use.
  • 15.7%

    12 Mbps

    (828) 258-8562

    Fixed Wireless

    • Skyrunner uses fixed wireless to provide home internet service.
    • Skyrunner service starts at $45.

Business Internet Providers in Marion

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  • 100.0%

    24 Mbps

    (855) 943-4270

    DSL

    • DSL business internet is provided by Frontier Business in Marion.
    • Business internet pricing for Frontier Business service begins around $34.99.
  • 74.4%

    940 Mbps

    (844) 908-2522

    Cable

    • Business offerings from Spectrum Business start at $64.99/month.
    • The average speed test result for Spectrum Business in the area is 186.58 Mbps.
    • Spectrum Business markets cable service in the surrounding area.

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Enterprise Providers

  • 3.7%

    1.5 Mbps

    Copper

    Verizon Business provides 3.70% of Marion with copper service.

  • 2.4%

    940 Mbps

    Fiber

    Spectrum Business provides fiber service to 2.35% of the area. Their rating is two and a half out of five stars.

  • 0.3%

    50 Mbps

    Fiber

    Conterra Ultra Broadband provides fiber service to 0.27% of the area. They currently earn a fourout of five star rating.

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Mobile Internet Providers in Marion

  • 99.0%

    10 Mbps

    (800) 922-0204

    Mobile Broadband

    • Most of Marion is reached by the Verizon Wireless network.
    • Monthly costs for Verizon Wireless mobile services range from $60–150/month.
    • Mobile services are not a replacement for WiFi.
  • 97.6%

    10 Mbps

    (844) 898-5296

    Mobile Broadband

    • Most of Marion has the AT&T Wireless network.
    • AT&T Wireless pricing starts around $50/month.
    • AT&T Wireless's rating is three stars.
  • 94.5%

    6 Mbps

    (844) 307-7340

    Mobile Broadband

    • Plans start at $30.
    • The Sprint network reaches 94.53% of Marion.
    • Mobile service is limited by to monthly data allowances.
  • 19.5%

    10 Mbps

    (800) 866-2453

    Mobile Broadband

    • Mobile service is not a substitute for WiFi.
    • T-Mobile subscribers award them a three and a half-star rating.

Internet Access in Marion, North Carolina

Marion residences have an average of 2.10 Internet providers to choose from. This is a normal level of competition, since the majority of Internet providers were formerly cable TV or phone providers, and most addresses have long been equipped for both.

Frontier Communications as well as Charter Spectrum can also provide coverage in Marion, with shared territory in some streets.

Coverage from the most common companies, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

DSL and cable are the primary network options within the Marion metro area, frequently overlapping and generally competing with each other. Coaxial cable speed is generally stronger. That said, overall performance found with either Internet technology system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies based on the network quality in a given neighborhood.

All the coverage statistics found on this page comes via FCC data, requiring Internet companies in Marion to report deployment data biannually. By leveraging direct relationships with ISPs, we are able to validate public data with private data submitted via telecoms directly. This allows us to create more accurate mapping than government publications. Our speed averages are calculated based on real-world speed tests from Marion in the M-Labs database. [1]

  • There are 12 internet providers in Marion with 7 of those offering residential service.
  • Marion is the 250th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Old Fort and Nebo, but behind Union Mills, Morganton, and Spruce Pine.
  • The fastest zip code in Marion for June 2020 is 28752. (see all below).

Residential Internet Providers in Marion, NC

Provider Starting Price Speed Range Type Of Internet Coverage Availability
Frontier Communications $27.99/mo. 6-90 Mbps DSL 85% DSL
Charter Spectrum $49.99/mo. 200-940 Mbps Cable 71% Cable
Morris Broadband $60.95/mo. 25-500 Mbps Cable, Fiber 19% Cable, 19% Fiber
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) $50/mo. 12-30 Mbps Satellite 100% Satellite
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 25 Mbps Satellite 100% Satellite

The table above summarizes Marion internet providers with the greatest coverage locally.

21.1% of consumers in Marion

6,000 People

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

Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Marion, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time to Download 1 GB
Morris Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable and Fiber 8s
Charter Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s

Summary Of Internet Provider Availability In Marion, North Carolina

  • Frontier - 84.5% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 71.3% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Morris Broadband - 19.0% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Marion

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Download Speeds in Marion

Fastest Zip Codes in Marion

28752

  • #1 (0)
  • 219.00 Mbps ↑ (+3.93)
  • 710 Tests ↓ (-20)

Publicly Funded Internet Access in Marion

In Marion we've found two libraries and public institutions that offer 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.

  • Mcdowell County Law Library
    21 S. Main St.
    Marion, NC 28752
  • Mcdowell County Public Library
    90 W. Court St.
    Marion, NC 28752

Marion is the 250th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Old Fort and Nebo, but behind Union Mills, Morganton, and Spruce Pine.

Approximately 3,000 people in McDowell County don't have access to any wired internet.

Fiber Availability: 19% of people living in Marion have residential fiber service available to them.

Approximately 79% of Marion residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

As of this month, 28752 Is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Marion.

In McDowell County, approximately 10,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

REFERENCES AND FOOTNOTES

  1. https://github.com/m-lab

Summary Of Internet Providers In Marion

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 84.5%+ 24 Mbps
Charter Spectrum Cable 71.3%+ 940 Mbps
Morris Broadband Cable and Fiber 19.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Skyrunner Fixed Wireless 15.7%+ 12 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 24 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 74.4%+ 940 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 3.7%+ 1.5 Mbps
Conterra Ultra Broadband Fiber 0.3%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Marion to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Marion 43.4 Mbps 7 $0.52
New York 183.8 Mbps (+140.3 Mbps) 15 (+8) $0.36 (-$0.16)
Los Angeles 82.6 Mbps (+39.2 Mbps) 17 (+10) $0.28 (-$0.24)
Chicago 74.8 Mbps (+31.3 Mbps) 18 (+11) $0.26 (-$0.26)
Houston 82.3 Mbps (+38.9 Mbps) 24 (+17) $0.29 (-$0.23)
Philadelphia 81.5 Mbps (+38.0 Mbps) 9 (+2) $0.38 (-$0.14)
Last Updated on 7/7/2020.