Internet Providers in Marion, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Marion, NC
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $55.98

Internet Access in Marion, North Carolina

Marion residences have an average of 2.11 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 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 11 internet providers in Marion with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Marion is the 270th 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 April 2021 is 28752. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

6,000 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 Marion, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Morris Broadband 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Morris Broadband 200 Mbps Cable 40s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Marion, North Carolina

  • Frontier - DSL - 84.5% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 71.3% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Morris Broadband - Cable - 19.3% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Morris Broadband - Fiber - 19.3% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Marion

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Marion is the 270th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Old Fort and Nebo, but behind Union Mills, Morganton, and Spruce Pine.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in McDowell 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.

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

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

Approximately 79% of Marion 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.

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

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In McDowell County, approximately 10,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Marion

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 84.5%+ 115 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 71.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Morris Broadband Cable 19.3%+ 200 Mbps
Morris Broadband Fiber 19.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Skyrunner Fixed Wireless 15.7%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 74.4%+ 940 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 3.7%+ 1.5 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 2.4%+ 940 Mbps
Conterra Ultra Broadband Fiber 0.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Marion to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Marion 43.8 Mbps 7 $0.99 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +371.6 Mbps ) 14 ( +7 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +75.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +72.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +83.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +83.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )