Internet Providers in Purlear, NC

Residential Internet Statistics for Purlear, NC
Internet Service Providers: 6
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Purlear, North Carolina:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. Spectrum
    51.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    51.6% Available
  • 2. CenturyLink
    32.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    32.9% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    31.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    31.8% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Carolina West Wireless
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. Wilkes
    89.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    89.6% Available
  • 8. 8. Skybest
    3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    3% Available

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Internet Access in Purlear, North Carolina

Cable infrastructure and DSL lines make up the most common broadband technologies throughout Purlear, featuring 51.58 percent and 32.87 percent coverage.

We should note that since FCC data is currently tallied up biannually and only published six months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. Our process incorporates coverage data directly from many providers to help fix this issue.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Purlear's primary wired broadband options.

Most Purlear homes have 2-3 Internet providers with availability at their building. Competition is good. It means most customers have at least two ISPs competing on pricing and service quality. This Internet access isn't universal, however. A surprising 43.33 of residents still have only one option for wired broadband access.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Wilkes Communications is also in Purlear with availability in 89 percent of residents and a top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Fixed wireless providers such as Carolina West Wireless can connect their subscribers to 25 Mbps or more via wireless relays. See the interactive map below to see how many options are available at the census block level, or the "Download Speeds" tab to see how Viasat compares to other local ISPs in real-world speed tests.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Purlear, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Wilkes Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 89.6%
Skybest Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 3.0%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 51.6%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 31.8%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 32.9%
1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Purlear is the 546th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Ferguson, but behind Millers Creek, Fleetwood, Deep Gap, and Boomer.

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

Approximately 74 people in Wilkes County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 90% of people living in Purlear have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 57% of Purlear residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Wilkes County, approximately 400 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Purlear

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Compare Purlear to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Purlear 55.9 Mbps 10 $0.57 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +525.8 Mbps ) 22 ( +12 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +116.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +143.8 Mbps ) 20 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +146.3 Mbps ) 27 ( +17 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +140.6 Mbps ) 11 ( +1 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )