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Internet Providers in Wilson, North Carolina
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Internet Access in Wilson, North Carolina
Wilson features a total of 6 Internet service providers (ISPs) with residential connections, and a total of 19 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as GTT Communications.
Taking a look now at network technology offered the city, the most frequently available hardwired broadband tech varieties are DSL and Fiber and Cable, with 98.75% and 99.27% respectively. Traditional cable TV corporations are the main source for cable Internet and Wifi service, since they can use their existing TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Wilson-area subscribers to cable Internet service providers like Spectrum overwhelmingly select it due to the combination of low prices for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.)
Since many houses are only wired for one phone company and one cable company, the average home in Wilson has 2 wired broadband options available. 1.44% of the Wilson area — 800 people — are limited to one or fewer choices for their Internet provider. DSL and cable Internet services usually provide the best pricing and data packages for home use.
The information listed here comes via FCC reports, and is enhanced through privatized data sources to output more granular listings than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Wilson as measured by coverage. The more common providers often cover the same addresses around Wilson.
Internet Statistics 2021
1.4% of consumers in Wilson800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Wilson, North Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.8%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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 Service for Educational Purposes in Wilson
Economic development reports often highlight a strong correlation between internet service access and performance in education. Broadband access is basically a requirement as colleges like Barton College in Wilson switch to digital systems to share out-of-class work. Conveniently for students living near campus, fiber has high availability with a 93.64 percent footprint in the zip code around Barton College. Fiber has strong availability with a 93.64% footprint in the area. Looking at 1,835 speed tests recorded over the past year at addresses within 2 miles of Barton College campus, performance averages are close to 94.54 Mbps — considerably above the minimum connection speed needed for viewing video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.
Data Caps and Video Streaming in Wilson
Data from our research team suggests that top ISPs in Wilson currently use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because customers see them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Wilson to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Wilson||73.3 Mbps||7||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +461.1 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +75.5 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +87.3 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +96.2 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +88.8 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|