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Internet providers in 28217

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic21%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL91%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 12 MbpsDSL6.781%
GTT Communications - -DSL4.358%
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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 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in the 28217 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 28217 area, and 96.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 28217, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Charlotte, $40.99.

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 Charlotte, $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 28217 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much slower 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*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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 $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Charlotte, $40.99.

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 Charlotte, $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 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*
$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 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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Charlotte, $40.99.

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 Charlotte, $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 28217 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as 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 significantly higher than average in Charlotte at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Charlotte at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 21% of households in 28217. The next fastest internet provider in the 28217 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 28217 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Charlotte, $40.99.

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

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.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.