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Internet Providers in Wilmington, North Carolina

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Home Internet in Wilmington, NC

  • 1. AT&T
    Speeds Up To
    5 Gbps
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    Connection: IPBB, Fiber
    Availability: 70.3%
    Local tests confirm high speeds
  • 2. Spectrum
    Speeds Up To
    1 Gbps
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    Connection: Cable
    Availability: 91.1%
    Local tests confirm high speeds
  • 3. HughesNet
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 4. Always ON
    Download Speeds:
    25 - 150 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 66.5%
  • 5. Verizon
    Speeds Up To
    300 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 25.8%
  • 6. Starlink
    Download Speeds:
    50 - 220 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 7. U.S. Cellular
    Speeds Up To
    25 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 81.1%
  • 8. EarthLink
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 63.1%
  • T-Mobile
    Download Speeds:
    33 - 245 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 62.2%

Best Internet Providers in Wilmington, NC

The best internet providers in Wilmington are Spectrum and T-Mobile 5G Home Internet. Spectrum is the best overall internet provider because it offers download speeds up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary) and is available in 91.1 percent of the city. It’s the fastest internet provider with the most accessibility for Wilmington residents.

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet delivers download speeds between 33 and 182 Mbps via its 5G fixed wireless connection in 98 percent of Wilmington. T-Mobile also took second place in the American Customer Satisfaction Index in 2022.

AT&T Fiber is an honorable mention, with a fiber footprint offering speeds up to 5 Gbps. Although it’s available in 41.1 percent of the city,  it’s a contender to top Wilmington’s internet offerings for its fast speeds.

Internet Availability in Wilmington, NC

From the Riverwalk downtown beside Cape Fear to the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, Wilmington residents need reliable internet. Residents of the East Coast hideaway can choose from 9 providers in the area, with AT&T Fiber and Spectrum taking the lead in availability.

If you’re renting an apartment above one of the small businesses on Front Street or you live in a cozy bungalow within walking distance of the beach, AT&T Fiber provides a reliable connection to 41.1% of the city. Downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach feature wide availability for AT&T Fiber, but areas around Barclay Hills, Fairlawn, and College Hills lack fiber connections.

East of Hightsville and Sedgefield is severely lacking in AT&T Fiber coverage, but Spectrum steps in to offer its services. For an internet connection with widespread availability, Spectrum can’t be beat in Wilmington. It covers 91.1% of the area, so you’ll be hard-pressed to find a residence off sprawling Market Street that can’t access Spectrum’s internet. The only area that may pose some limited availability is Seahawk Landing, which is right next door to the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

Internet Provider Store Locations in Wilmington

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