Internet Providers in Vilas, NC

Residential Internet Statistics for Vilas, NC
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $30
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Vilas, North Carolina:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. Spectrum
    93.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    93.8% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    38.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    38.6% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. Skybest
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Carolina West Wireless
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. King Street Wireless
    79.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    79.4% Available

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Internet Access in Vilas, North Carolina

Information below is based on biannual FCC coverage filings. BroadbandNow also uses direct reporting from providers and other privatized data to enhance that data. Pricing and plan data is gathered through our data science division. To date, we've aggregated 145 bundled broadband plans in Vilas in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 572 records as of 2022. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Competition among broadband companies is strong overall, and the average census block has 4-5 providers to choose from. (4.73 in each census block.)

Skybest Communications is also a commonly available broadband option in Vilas. They offer Fiber and DSL service in near one hundred percent of the area. Carolina West Wireless offers an alternative wireless service to near one hundred percent of the local area. Keep in mind fixed wireless has to have roof access or proximity to a Carolina West Wireless tower or access point.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Vilas's most widely available wired Internet providers.

The takeaway here is that Vilas's broadband infrastructure follows a common pattern in US cities and towns: strong availability of cable and DSL, but limited choice since most houses are stuck with only one company for either Internet service. This pattern has a simple cause. Internet providers are former cable TV and landline phone corporations. So, they already own pre-existing copper networks on utility poles for delivering their Internet services. Fiber network access has been growing as an alternative. While some "Fiber" plans aren't actually "Fiber to the Home" connections, close to one hundred percent of Vilas has access to fiber Internet stretching to a box near the property line.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Vilas, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Skybest Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 100.0%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 93.8%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 38.6%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

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Vilas is the 47th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Boone, Banner Elk, Todd, Sugar Grove, and Zionville.

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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 Watauga 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: 100% of people living in Vilas 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 Vilas 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 Watauga County, approximately 500 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.

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Compare Vilas to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Vilas 67.4 Mbps 10 $0.71 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +514.3 Mbps ) 22 ( +12 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +105.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +132.3 Mbps ) 20 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +134.8 Mbps ) 27 ( +17 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +129.1 Mbps ) 11 ( +1 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )