Internet Providers in Sunset Beach, NC

Residential Internet Statistics for Sunset Beach, NC
Internet Service Providers: 3
Plans Start From: $50
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Sunset Beach, North Carolina:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 2. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    29.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    29.7% Available
  • 4. FOCUS Broadband
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *600 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. FOCUS Broadband
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    100% Available

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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 1,935 online speed tests from IP addresses in Sunset Beach.

FOCUS Broadband 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 5G Internet. 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 Availability
FOCUS Broadband 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 100.0%
FOCUS Broadband 600 Mbps Cable 13s 100.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 29.7%
Sunset Beach is the 236th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Shallotte, but behind North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Ocean Isle Beach, and Calabash.

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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 400 people in Brunswick 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: 15% of people living in Sunset Beach 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 100% of Sunset Beach 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 Brunswick County, approximately 900 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 Sunset Beach

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Compare Sunset Beach to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sunset Beach 95.9 Mbps 8 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +485.8 Mbps ) 22 ( +14 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +76.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +103.8 Mbps ) 20 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +106.3 Mbps ) 27 ( +19 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +100.6 Mbps ) 11 ( +3 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )