Internet Providers in Scaly Mountain, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Scaly Mountain, NC
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $57.99

Internet Access in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina

The consumer choice between Internet service providers is low in Scaly Mountain. According to FCC availability data, the average Internet user within Scaly Mountain has 0.93 options for broadband.

Considering network tech in use across the city, the most frequently available physical wire broadband technology types are DSL (91.89 percent coverage) and Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage). DSL Internet service is transmitted by telephone wires, and comes from service providers like Frontier Communications that historically provided phone service. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted and bundled copper construction of telephone lines provides slightly less bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and significantly less than fiber.

Frontier Communications is an alternative. They offer a maximum download speed of 24 Mbps.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area in Scaly Mountain. close to one hundred percent of the Scaly Mountain area can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most likely second option, serving near one hundred percent of Scaly Mountain with Satellite service. The fastest plan we've seen for HughesNet in Scaly Mountain is 25 megabits per second download.

The Internet availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data and private data we collect from telecom industry sources. Averaged statistics regarding speed and performance averages is sourced from M-Labs, which is the speed test tool shown within BroadbandNow and Google and Chrome search results. Our researchers have hand-gathered package price and service data for 136 broadband packages in Scaly Mountain to date.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Scaly Mountain, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Vyve Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 1.0%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 91.9%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Scaly Mountain

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Scaly Mountain is the 672nd most connected city in North Carolina behind Highlands, Franklin, Rabun Gap, Clayton, and Otto.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Macon 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 Macon County, approximately 13,000 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 and Video Streaming Around Scaly Mountain

Data from our market researchers suggests that top ISPs in the area currently use data caps for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are controversial since users see them as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.