Internet Providers in Swannanoa, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Swannanoa, NC
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.31

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 3.6 providers serviceable in each census block. Swannanoa is currently the 359th 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. Local public speed test records suggest that local Internet performance is above-average, coming in 5.12 percent higher than the North Carolina aggregated average when it comes to average download speeds.

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 Skyrunner can deliver 22 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
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Swannanoa, North Carolina

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 99.4% Availability in Swannanoa - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 99.4% Availability in Swannanoa - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 99.7% Availability in Swannanoa - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 14.2% Availability in Swannanoa - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 13.8% Availability in Swannanoa - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Swannanoa - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Swannanoa - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Swannanoa

Swannanoa Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Swannanoa is the 359th most connected city in North Carolina behind Weaverville, Black Mountain, Asheville, Fairview, and Barnardsville.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Buncombe 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: 14% of people living in Swannanoa 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 99% of Swannanoa 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.

As of this month, 28778 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Swannanoa.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Buncombe County, approximately 2,000 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.

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 (86.69 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Swannanoa

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 99.4%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 99.4%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 99.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Skyrunner Fixed Wireless 33.7%+ 25 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 14.2%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 13.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 8.4%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 10.2%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 2.0%+ 5 Mbps

Compare Swannanoa to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Swannanoa 86.7 Mbps 8 $0.55 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +328.7 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +32.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +29.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +40.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +40.9 Mbps ) 8 $0.36 ( $0.00 )