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Internet providers in Albemarle, NC

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Albemarle, NC internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.028%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable0.387%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Albemarle internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Albemarle is comparable to the rest of North Carolina - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Albemarle area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Albemarle residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 86% of those living in Albemarle.

There are four internet providers serving the Albemarle area, and 98.77% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Albemarle's four internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Albemarle

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 128 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable
Windstream 108 Mbps 59 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Albemarle

The largest internet providers in Albemarle are Spectrum, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Albemarle.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Albemarle residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Albemarle’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Albemarle residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Albemarle covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Albemarle residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Albemarle, $61.66.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albemarle, $0.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Albemarle. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Albemarle's providers, 112 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Albemarle covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Albemarle where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Albemarle, $61.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albemarle, $0.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Albemarle. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Albemarle's providers, 112 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Albemarle covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Albemarle where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Albemarle, $61.66.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albemarle, $0.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Albemarle. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Albemarle's providers, 112 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Albemarle with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Albemarle. The next fastest internet provider in Albemarle is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 1.028% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Albemarle with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Albemarle, $61.66.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Albemarle, covering 1.028% of the city.

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The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.