Internet Providers in Poplar Branch, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Poplar Branch, NC
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.99

Internet Access in Poplar Branch, North Carolina

DSL infrastructure and Satellite lines are the most widespread broadband networks present in Poplar Branch, showing virtually one hundred and close to one hundred percent availability in the area.

The majority of Poplar Branch households have 2 Internet companies available. Accounting for all census blocks in the city, there are exactly 2 providers for each location.

CenturyLink and Viasat Internet are Poplar Branch's primary wired Internet choices.

We should note that since FCC data is currently only processed biannually and only made public six or more months after that, providers listed in the results above may not include the most recent expansions or regional changes. We collect availability data directly from many companies to help fix this problem.

While the main providers are Viasat and CenturyLink, HughesNet also serves the area with a maximum speed of 25 Mbps. Explore the interactive map on the page below to compare broadband coverage on the census block level, or check the "Download Speeds" tab to see how CenturyLink compares with other Poplar Branch options in consumer speed tests.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Poplar Branch, 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 Poplar Branch, North Carolina

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Poplar Branch - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Poplar Branch - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Poplar Branch - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Poplar Branch - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Poplar Branch

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Poplar Branch is the 420th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Kitty Hawk and Grandy, but behind Knotts Island, Elizabeth City, and Camden.

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

Approximately 46 people in Currituck 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 100% of Poplar Branch 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 Currituck County, approximately 300 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 Among Poplar Branch Internet Service Providers

Internet companies have moved to add data "plans" to residential broadband plans as of late. The trend is certainly true in the Poplar Branch market, with local Internet companies like Mediacom adding capped plans. This might not matter for the majority of customers, but can affect those who share their plan or techies who consume a large amount of HD or 4K content. Data caps for cable packages are usually around 1 Terabyte. This is more than 99 percent of customers use, according to a report from Xfinity. Potential Mediacom Cable customers in Poplar Branch should double check data limits before signing up. Do not presume them based soley on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Poplar Branch

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 100% 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 99.9%+ 1,000 Mbps