Internet Service Providers in Riegelwood, North Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Riegelwood, NC
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 96.52 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 8.37%

Internet Access in Riegelwood, North Carolina

Riegelwood currently has two main wired Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability for practically one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet provides Satellite. Their Internet plans have coverage in practically one hundred percent of the area.

The Internet packages listed above are manually gathered by our data science team.

44.61 percent of the Riegelwood area is stuck with one or fewer Internet choices. Adjusting for all census blocks in city limits, the average resident can find at least 2-3 providers available. Areas that have better competition get lower pricing as companies are incentivized to improve service to earn customers.

As might be expected for cities with Riegelwood's relatively low level of broadband service competition, the average download speeds in Riegelwood fall short of the state average. The current average speed for Riegelwood over the past twelve months is 96.52 Mbps.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Spectrum also serves Riegelwood with service for 81 percent of residents and a recorded top speed of 940 Mbps. Explore the map below to compare how many options are available on the census block level.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Riegelwood, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Star Communications 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps DSL and Fixed Wireless 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Riegelwood, North Carolina

  • AT&T Internet - 46.1% Availability in Riegelwood - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 81.4% Availability in Riegelwood - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Star Communications - 11.7% Availability in Riegelwood - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Riegelwood - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Riegelwood - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Riegelwood

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Riegelwood is the 74th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Bolton, Delco, Lake Waccamaw, and Currie, but behind Winnabow.

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

Approximately 400 people in Brunswick 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 55% of Riegelwood 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 Brunswick County, approximately 600 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 Riegelwood

Many Internet companies have added "data caps" to residential Internet packages in recent years. Some major ISPs in Riegelwood — AT&T Internet included — have plans with data caps, according to the latest plan data. Data caps in general vary widely. They typically run from 250 Gigabytes to one Terabyte or more. Data caps are generally quite high, meaning they won't pose an issue for the majority of cord cutters. AT&T Internet users in Riegelwood are advised to verify data use policies while purchasing service. Don't assume the caps based on what you've seen advertised.

Internet access in Riegelwood neighborhoods

Broadband information in Riegelwood is available for these specific communities: Sandyfield and East Arcadia.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Riegelwood

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet DSL and Fixed Wireless 46.1%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 81.4%+ 940 Mbps
Star Communications DSL and Fiber 11.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 75.2%+ 25 Mbps
Star Communications Fiber 4.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Riegelwood to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Riegelwood 96.5 Mbps 8 $0.72 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +252.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +10.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +3.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +15.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +18.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )