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Internet providers in 28217

Find internet providers serving the 28217 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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28217 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL91%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic21%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL6.780%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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28217 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 28217 ZIP code 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 28217 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 63% of those living in the 28217 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 28217 area, and 96.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 28217, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Charlotte

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 170 Mbps 92 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 55 Mbps 26 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 28217

The largest internet providers serving the 28217 ZIP code are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 28217 ZIP code, covering 91% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 21% of the area. Charlotte’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 28217 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 28217 ZIP code, covering 91% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 Charlotte, $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 Charlotte, $0.54.

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 28217 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Charlotte's providers, 285 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

21%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 28217 ZIP code, covering 21% 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 28217 ZIP code 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 Charlotte, $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 Charlotte, $0.54.

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 28217 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Charlotte's providers, 285 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 the 28217 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28217 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 Charlotte, $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 Charlotte, $0.54.

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 28217 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Charlotte's providers, 285 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 28217 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 28217 and the greater Charlotte area. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Charlotte at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Charlotte at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 28217 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 28217 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 28217 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 91% of households in 28217. The next fastest internet provider in the 28217 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 21% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 28217 ZIP with service starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Charlotte, $59.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 28217 ZIP code, covering 21% of the city.

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.

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.

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.