Internet Providers in Raleigh, NC

Residential Internet Statistics for Raleigh, NC
Internet Service Providers: 8
Plans Start From: $49.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Raleigh, North Carolina:

Showing 1 to 10 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    89% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    89% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    100% Available
  • 3. Verizon
    90% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    90% 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. Google Fiber
    15.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *2 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    15.4% Available
  • 7. 7. CenturyLink
    8.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    8.1% Available
  • 8. 8. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    25.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    25.3% Available
  • 9. 9. Windstream
    4.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *200 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    4.3% Available
  • 10. 10. Frontier
    2.8% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    2.8% Available
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If you’re looking for internet service in Raleigh, your top choice is most likely between AT&T or Spectrum. Spectrum is available to 100 percent of residents, while AT&T is available to about 87 percent.

Fastest Internet Providers in Raleigh

AT&T offers two internet services: AT&T Internet, a DSL connection that AT&T refers to as IPBB, which offers up to 100 Mbps, and AT&T Fiber, which offers the fastest upload and download speeds in Raleigh (up to 1,000 Mbps). AT&T is still expanding its fiber network and is currently available to residents in Five Points, West Raleigh, and neighborhoods in between North Hills and University Park.

Spectrum offers high-speed internet and the widest coverage. Download speeds for Spectrum reach up to 1,000 Mbps; however, upload speeds only reach up to 35 Mbps.

Earthlink is also available, although they use AT&T’s fiber and DSL network to provide service. If you live slightly north of North Hills or around Oberlin, you may have access to Google Fiber, which offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 mbps.

Anyone looking for an alternative to cable or fiber can try T-Mobile Home Internet, a fixed wireless internet service powered by T-Mobile’s 5G and LTE network.

Cheapest Internet in Raleigh

If you can get it, AT&T Fiber has the cheapest high-speed (ranging between up to 300 to 940 Mbps), internet-only plans in Raleigh, with pricing ranging between $35 and $60 per month. AT&T Internet offers the same price – $45 a month – on all their plans.

Spectrum’s internet-only plans and pricing offers up to 200 to 1,000 Mbps starting at $49.99 a month and ranging up to $109.99 a month.

Comparing AT&T and Spectrum

Most residents choose between AT&T and Spectrum due to their availability, high-speed plans, and bundle options. AT&T Fiber is the fastest, lower-priced service when compared to Spectrum. Spectrum has a leg up on AT&T if you’re looking to bundle internet and TV.

Spectrum offers more channels and a discount between $10-$30 off a month when you bundle. AT&T no longer has their own TV service. Instead, they have partnered with DIRECTV to provide satellite or live streaming TV (called DIRECTV Stream).

Digital Equity Programs in Raleigh

Free Wi-Fi access is available for all Raleigh residents at any of the city-owned community centers. There are limits to how much data you can use and how long you can stay connected. While free internet is great, you’ll run into less limitations with in-home service. If you need affordable internet at home, check to see if you’re eligible for low-income internet programs like Access with AT&T or Spectrum Internet Assist.

Internet Provider Store Locations in Raleigh

13,000 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.

Raleigh is the 24th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Garner, Knightdale, and Wake Forest, but behind Cary and Morrisville.

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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 200 people in Wake 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: 76% of people living in Raleigh 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 97% of Raleigh 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 Wake County, approximately 1,000 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Raleigh, North Carolina

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Raleigh?

    Spectrum offers the cheapest internet plans in Raleigh, starting at $49.99 per month.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Raleigh?

    AT&T Internet is the fastest internet provider in Raleigh, with speeds up to 5000 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Raleigh?

    Internet plans in Raleigh cost from $49.99/month for internet-only to $99.97/month for a triple play bundle.

  • Does Raleigh have T-Mobile 5G Home Internet?

    Yes, Raleigh residents can sign up for T-Mobile 5G Home Internet, though availability does vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.

  • Is Verizon 5G Home Internet available in Raleigh?

    Yes. Verizon’s wireless home internet service is available only in select markets, but some areas of Raleigh are covered.

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