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Internet providers in Chapel Hill, NC

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Chapel Hill, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL93%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic70%
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL12%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
AccessMedia3 - -Wired3.520%
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Chapel Hill internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Chapel Hill residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 83% of those living in Chapel Hill.

There are six internet providers serving the Chapel Hill area, and 99.07% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Chapel Hill'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 Chapel Hill

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 180 Mbps 133 Mbps DSL
Viasat 44 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 135 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Chapel Hill

The largest internet providers in Chapel Hill are AT&T and Frontier bringing DSL and fiber-optic options to Chapel Hill.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Chapel Hill residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 70% of the area. Chapel Hill’s third most-available internet provider, Frontier, offers DSL to around 12% of Chapel Hill 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

93%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Chapel Hill covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill, $58.99.

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 Chapel Hill, $0.66.

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 Chapel Hill. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Chapel Hill'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

70%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Chapel Hill covering 70% 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill, $58.99.

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 Chapel Hill, $0.66.

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 Chapel Hill. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Chapel Hill's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

12%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to a limited number of households in Chapel Hill covering 12% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Chapel Hill 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Chapel Hill, $58.99.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Chapel Hill at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Chapel Hill at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in Chapel Hill. The next fastest internet provider in Chapel Hill is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 70% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Chapel Hill with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Chapel Hill, $58.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Chapel Hill, covering 70% of the city.

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%.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.