Internet Providers in Wingate, NC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Wingate, NC
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $53.88

Internet Access in Wingate, North Carolina

Wingate features two major Internet technology options — cable (92.48% coverage) and DSL (97.96% coverage). Coaxial cable broadband service is delivered by traditional cable TV providers, using coaxial television lines strung up on utility poles. DSL Internet is sent via phone lines. Most Wingate neighborhoods and census blocks have access to both cable service and/or DSL from two or more telecom companies.

Windstream is an alternative to the primary providers. They offer 95 percent availability and a top speed of 200 Mbps.

The broadband coverage information on this page comes via FCC reports. Data is enhanced using privatized data sources to create more accurate results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Data on pricing and speed of individual Internet plans is generated by our data team, who collect thousands of plans every year.

The majority of Wingate households have 2 wired broadband service providers available (2.08 per census block). 4.67% of Wingate residents have one or fewer options. Regardless of other services available, DSL and cable broadband generally offer the best pricing for home use.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable ISPs in Wingate in terms of coverage area. The more common providers frequently compete at addresses in most neighborhoods around Wingate.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Wingate with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Wingate is the 360th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Marshville, Polkton, and Peachland, but behind Monroe and Indian Trail.
  • The fastest zip code in Wingate for July 2021 is 28174. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Wingate, North Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Windstream 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 95.7%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 92.5%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 13.9%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Wingate

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Wingate is the 360th most connected city in North Carolina ahead of Marshville, Polkton, and Peachland, but behind Monroe and Indian Trail.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 500 people in Union County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 6% of people living in Wingate have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 95% of Wingate residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 28174 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Wingate.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Union County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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 Wingate

Economic development reports often find a strong correlation between web access and performance in schooling. For education, home Internet access is practically a requirement as universities like Wingate University adapt web-based systems to manage coursework. Looking at 1,921 speed tests recorded over the past year at areas within two miles of Wingate University campus, performance averages are in the region of 340.1 Mbps — considerably above the lowest connection speed needed for streaming video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.

Data Caps and Video Streaming in Wingate

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that some of the common providers in the area currently use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since users see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers maintain that data caps are a necessary tool for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Wingate to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wingate 340.1 Mbps 6 $0.96 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +194.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -191.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -179.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -170.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -178 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Wingate


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