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Internet Providers in Swannanoa, North Carolina
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Internet Access in Swannanoa, North Carolina
Broadband Internet competition is above-average in Swannanoa in comparison with other North Carolina cities. There is an average of 3.56 providers serviceable in each census block. Swannanoa is currently the 371st most connected city in North Carolina.
Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
Cable and DSL are the dominant network options within the Swannanoa metro area. They are frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Cable speed is usually stronger, but big-picture performance metrics we've recorded with either Internet technology type are similar and which is "best" frequently varies based on the network quality in that neighborhood.
The Internet packages shown above are manually collected by our data science and research division.
While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Spectrum also serves the area with a top speed of 940 Mbps. Fixed wireless providers such as T-Mobile Home Internet can deliver 25 Mbps or more using wireless relays. There are 3 providers in Swannanoa offering specialized enterprise service like MPLS. Explore the map below to see broadband coverage on a granular level, and check our speed data to compare how Viasat compares to other Swannanoa options in real-world speed tests.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Swannanoa, North Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||95.4%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||99.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Swannanoa
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Coverage Around Warren Wilson College
Students residing within two miles of Warren Wilson College can expect to have a choice between 1 Internet providers. As elsewhere in Swannanoa, Viasat and HughesNet are the most common options. Speed tests suggest that internet connectivity in the Warren Wilson College area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip code around (80.48 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be enough for students in Swannanoa who want to watch HD video, split the cost of a connection with housemates, and etc. That said, since these averages are based on public speed test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search field above to see more information on internet options at a specific address.
Compare Swannanoa to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Swannanoa||80.5 Mbps||9||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +465.1 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +80.8 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +100.4 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +106.1 Mbps )||24 ( +15 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +98.6 Mbps )||9||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|