Internet Providers in Swannanoa, NC

Residential Internet Statistics for Swannanoa, NC
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $45
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Swannanoa, North Carolina:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    95.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    95.4% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    99.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.7% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    55.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    55.4% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Skyrunner
    33.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    33.7% Available

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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 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 Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 95.4%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 55.4%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Swannanoa is the 371st most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Barnardsville, but behind Asheville, Weaverville, Fairview, and Black Mountain.

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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 600 people in Buncombe 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: 14% of people living in Swannanoa 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 99% of Swannanoa 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 Buncombe County, approximately 2,000 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 Swannanoa

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Compare Swannanoa to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Swannanoa 79.7 Mbps 11 $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +502 Mbps ) 22 ( +11 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +93.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +120 Mbps ) 20 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +122.5 Mbps ) 27 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +116.8 Mbps ) 11 $0.39 ( + $0.00 )