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Internet providers in Cary, NC

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Cary, NC internet providers

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic77%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL82%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL2.809%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 50 MbpsDSL0.355%
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Cary internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Cary 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 Cary area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Cary 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 78% of those living in Cary.

There are eight internet providers serving the Cary area, and 98.49% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Cary's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Cary

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Cary residents, covering 82% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 77% of the area. Cary’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Cary residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

82%

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

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Cary 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 Cary, $40.42.

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 Cary, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Cary. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cary's providers, 359 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

77%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Cary covering 77% 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 Cary than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cary, $40.42.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cary, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Cary. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cary's providers, 359 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 Cary covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Cary 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 Cary, $40.42.

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 Cary, $0.67.

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 Cary. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Cary's providers, 359 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Cary and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cary at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Cary at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Cary 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 Cary with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 77% of households in Cary. The next fastest internet provider in Cary is Google Fiber, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 7.928% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Cary with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cary, $40.42.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Cary, covering 77% of the city. Google Fiber also offers fiber internet in Cary and is available to 7.928% of households.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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%.