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Internet providers in Burlington, NC

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Burlington, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL82%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.426%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL1.594%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Burlington internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Burlington 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 Burlington area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Burlington residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 47% of those living in Burlington.

There are six internet providers serving the Burlington area, and 94.18% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Burlington's six internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Burlington

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 7 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 106 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
AT&T 258 Mbps 234 Mbps DSL
Viasat 14 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 62 Mbps 34 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Burlington

The largest internet providers in Burlington are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Burlington.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Burlington residents, covering 82% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Burlington’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Burlington residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

82%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Burlington covering 82% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Burlington to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Burlington, $57.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Burlington, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Burlington. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Burlington's providers, 292 Mbps.

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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 Burlington covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Burlington, $57.99.

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 Burlington, $0.79.

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 Burlington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Burlington's providers, 292 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 Burlington covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Burlington 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Burlington, $57.99.

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 Burlington, $0.79.

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 Burlington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Burlington's providers, 292 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Burlington with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 82% of households in Burlington. The next fastest internet provider in Burlington is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 6.426% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Burlington with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Burlington, $57.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Burlington, covering 6.426% of the city.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.