Internet Providers in Swannanoa, NC
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Residential Internet Statistics for Swannanoa, NC
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$68.31|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Swannanoa, North Carolina
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.
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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.
- There are 11 internet providers in Swannanoa with 8 of those offering residential service
- Swannanoa is the 359th most connected city in North Carolina behind Weaverville, Black Mountain, Asheville, Fairview, and Barnardsville.
- The fastest zip code in Swannanoa for April 2021 is 28778. (see all below).
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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|
|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 Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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
|AT&T Internet||IPBB||99.4%+||100 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|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||100%||1,000 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Fiber||10.2%+||940 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 )|