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Internet Providers in Micro, North Carolina
Residential Internet Statistics for Micro, NC
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$58.12|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Micro, North Carolina:
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Internet Access in Micro, North Carolina
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Micro. HughesNet is also commonly available.
The packages shown here are collected by hand by our research team. The 30 packages displayed are the latest of 189 plans we've seen in Micro to date.
There's above-average choice between providers around the Micro area. However, 26 people in the area can't get access to multiple providers. If these residents aren't pleased by their service from the incumbent provider, they have to use a lower-grade wireless option. However, this isn't the norm in Micro. The majority of households have 3 Internet choices.
Spectrum and CenturyLink can also provide Internet service in Micro, with significant shared territory in some streets.
So, looking at the big picture, Micro's broadband situation conforms with a common pattern in North Carolina cities and towns: strong access to cable and DSL, with the problem being that most houses are limited to a single option for subscribing to either type of Internet service. This pattern has a logical cause. Internet providers started as cable TV and landline telephone corporations. So, they already own legacy networks to deliver broadband Internet service.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Micro, North Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||10.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||94.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Micro
Data collected by our market researchers shows that common ISPs currently place a limit on data use for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because users view them as a tactic to stop streaming. Providers insist data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can eat up 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Micro to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Micro||5.1 Mbps||7||$0.59 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +529.3 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +143.7 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +155.5 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +164.4 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +157 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|