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Internet providers in Carrboro, NC

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Carrboro, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic59%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Carrboro internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Carrboro 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 Carrboro area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Carrboro residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 75% of those living in Carrboro.

There are four internet providers serving the Carrboro area, and 97.82% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Carrboro's four 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 Carrboro

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 114 Mbps 55 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 168 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Carrboro

The largest internet providers in Carrboro are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Carrboro.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Carrboro residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 59% of the area. Carrboro’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Carrboro 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

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Carrboro covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Carrboro 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 Carrboro, $59.99.

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 Carrboro, $0.67.

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 Carrboro. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carrboro's providers, 353 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

59%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in Carrboro covering 59% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Carrboro than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Carrboro, $59.99.

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 Carrboro, $0.67.

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 1,000 Mbps in Carrboro. These download speeds are available to 59% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carrboro's providers, 353 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 Carrboro covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Carrboro 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 Carrboro, $59.99.

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 Carrboro, $0.67.

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 Carrboro. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carrboro's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Carrboro, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Carrboro, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Carrboro and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Carrboro at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Carrboro at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Carrboro residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Carrboro with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Carrboro. The next fastest internet provider in Carrboro is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 59% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Carrboro with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Carrboro, $59.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Carrboro, covering 59% 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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.