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Internet providers in Carolina Beach, NC

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic7.305%
AT&T $30 100 - 25 MbpsDSL94%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Carolina Beach internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Carolina Beach 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 Carolina Beach area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Carolina Beach residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 7.310% of those living in Carolina Beach.

There are five internet providers serving the Carolina Beach area, and 98.03% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Carolina Beach's five internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Carolina Beach

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Carolina Beach residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Carolina Beach’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Carolina Beach residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Carolina Beach covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Carolina Beach 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Carolina Beach, $46.25.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carolina Beach, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Carolina Beach. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carolina Beach's providers, 344 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Carolina Beach, $46.25.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carolina Beach, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Carolina Beach. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Carolina Beach's providers, 344 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Carolina Beach 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Carolina Beach, $46.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carolina Beach, $0.63.

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 Carolina Beach. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carolina Beach's providers, 344 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Carolina Beach with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 7.305% of households in Carolina Beach. The next fastest internet provider in Carolina Beach is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Carolina Beach with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Carolina Beach, $46.25.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Carolina Beach, covering 7.305% of the city.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.