Internet Providers in Sunset Beach, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sunset Beach, NC
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $75.95

Internet Access in Sunset Beach, North Carolina

The Internet availability data on this page is calculated from FCC data and scrubbed for issues against private files. We've analyzed 1,692 rows of governmental and private data catalogues about broadband availability in Sunset Beach. Speed averages are drawn from 484 online speed tests from IP addresses in Sunset Beach.

ATMC is the third largest wired broadband provider in Sunset Beach, available for near one hundred percent of residents.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Sunset Beach.

2 providers per address isn't an overly strong level of choice, but it's enough to improve performance and pricing in neighborhoods with provider overlap. As is clear in the map below, availability often varies depending on location.

In summary, locals are frequently faced with a choice between Satellite and DSL. The granular coverage maps and speed test data seen below illustrate how the real-world speed results differ when comparing zip codes and providers in the area.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
ATMC 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
ATMC 300 Mbps Cable 27s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
ATMC 6 Mbps DSL 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sunset Beach, North Carolina

  • ATMC - Fiber - 15.5% Availability in Sunset Beach - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • ATMC - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Sunset Beach - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • ATMC - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Sunset Beach - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sunset Beach - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sunset Beach - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sunset Beach

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Sunset Beach is the 223rd most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Shallotte, but behind North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Ocean Isle Beach, and Calabash.

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.

Fiber Availability: 15% of people living in Sunset Beach have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 100% of Sunset Beach 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 1,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sunset Beach

Provider Type Coverage Speed
ATMC Fiber 15.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
ATMC DSL 100% 6 Mbps
ATMC Cable 100% 300 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
ATMC Fiber 45.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
ATMC Cable 96.8%+ 500 Mbps

Compare Sunset Beach to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sunset Beach 50.4 Mbps 5 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +365 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +68.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +65.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +77 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +77.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )