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Internet Providers in Windsor, North Carolina
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Internet Access in Windsor, North Carolina
FCC data shows two major broadband service options in Windsor: cable (73.31% availability) and DSL (95.67% coverage). Cable Internet is generally provided via traditional cable TV corporations, using their pre-existing coaxial television wires mounted on utility poles. DSL, similarly, is delivered over phone lines. The vast majority of Windsor neighborhoods and census blocks have access to cable service or DSL from two alternating companies.
As of recent FCC reporting, 27.82 percent of Windsor households (2,000 residents total) are limited to a single option for wired Internet, or none.
Viasat Internet offers the widest availability for Windsor residents. near one hundred percent of Windsor census blocks can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most common second option, serving practically one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've seen for HughesNet in Windsor is 25 Mbps download.
CenturyLink provides a common alternative, serving Windsor with a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only way to get Internet access in Windsor. fixed wireless providers such as Roanoke Connect are able to reach 15 Mbps over direct wireless hardware.
Broadband coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from public government data and private data we collect directly from industry sources, or through private sources. Average statistics about speed data comes from M-Labs, the speed test tool shown within BroadbandNow and Google and Chrome search results. Our market researchers have manually gathered package price for 201 Internet packages for Windsor as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
27.8% of consumers in Windsor2,000 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 Windsor, North Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||73.3%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Windsor
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Windsor
Data from our research team shows that top ISPs in Windsor place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since customers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can use 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Windsor to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Windsor||47.8 Mbps||6||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +486.6 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +101 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +112.8 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +121.7 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +114.3 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|