Internet Providers in Ocracoke, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ocracoke, NC
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 1.58 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 60 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 75.95%

Internet Access in Ocracoke, North Carolina

On average, Ocracoke residents have access to Internet service through 1 different companies.

The information listed here is sourced from FCC coverage reports. Listings here are cross-validated using privatized data sources to create more accurate listings than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our research and analysis team, who gather thousands of plans every year.

Taking a look now at network technologies installed in the Ocracoke area, the most common wired broadband Internet technology infrastructures are DSL and Satellite, with practically one hundred percent and near one hundred percent respectively. DSL Internet service is transmitted over telephone wires up on utility poles, and comes from providers like CenturyLink that have existing phone networks. DSL underperforms when compared with all other major Internet options.

CenturyLink is the most commonly available choice for Ocracoke residents. practically one hundred percent of Ocracoke census blocks can receive access to them. Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common second option, providing near one hundred percent of Ocracoke with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest Internet package we've seen for Viasat in Ocracoke is 35 Mbps.

Besides the Internet options detailed above, HughesNet is another option to consider. They have coverage in close to one hundred percent of the Ocracoke area.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Ocracoke, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
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 Ocracoke, North Carolina

  • CenturyLink - 100.0% Availability in Ocracoke - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Ocracoke - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Ocracoke - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ocracoke

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Ocracoke is the 564th most connected city in North Carolina behind Belhaven, Oriental, Aurora, Beaufort, and Bayboro.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Hyde 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.

In Hyde 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 in Ocracoke

Data from our research team shows that common ISPs in the area use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since users view them as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: video streaming, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ocracoke

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 100% 60 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps

Compare Ocracoke to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ocracoke 1.6 Mbps 3 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +347.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +12 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +105.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +15 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +98.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +12 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +110.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +113.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +6 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )