Internet Providers in Merry Hill, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Merry Hill, NC
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $51.99

Internet Access in Merry Hill, North Carolina

Merry Hill features only two dominent Internet technology options: coaxial cable (70.35% availability) and DSL (98.82% availability). Coaxial cable broadband service is usually delivered by traditional cable TV corporations, using pre-existing copper coaxial TV wires on telephone poles. DSL Internet is delivered over landline phone wires. Most Merry Hill neighborhoods and blocks can subscribe to coaxial cable and DSL service from competing telecom companies.

According to recent FCC reports, 29.65 percent of households have a single choice for wired broadband service, or none at all.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area in Merry Hill. The provider is accessible for close to one hundred percent of Merry Hill census blocks. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing close to one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Merry Hill is 25 Mbps.

The information listed here comes via FCC filings, and is cross-validated through private data sources to output more granular results than is available from the FCC directly. Lit address information is currently only available for select telecom companies. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, CenturyLink is another option to consider. They have Internet in 98 percent of the Merry Hill area.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Merry Hill, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Merry Hill, North Carolina

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 98.8% Availability in Merry Hill - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 70.4% Availability in Merry Hill - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Merry Hill - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Merry Hill - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Merry Hill

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Merry Hill is the 553rd most connected city in North Carolina behind Plymouth, Roper, Edenton, Colerain, and Windsor.

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

Approximately 800 people in Bertie 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 70% of Merry Hill 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 Bertie County, approximately 5,000 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 Caps and Cord Cutting in Merry Hill

Data from our market researchers suggests that popular providers in Merry Hill use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since users view them as a tactic to limit "cord cutting". Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Merry Hill

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 98.8%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 70.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 60 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 60.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 3.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Merry Hill to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Merry Hill 12.4 Mbps 4 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +403 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +106.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +103.8 Mbps ) 14 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +115 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +115.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )