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Internet providers in Clayton, NC

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Clayton, NC internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL78%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic42%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Clayton internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Clayton 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 Clayton area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Clayton residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 11% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.520% of those living in Clayton.

There are four internet providers serving the Clayton area, and 99.37% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Clayton's four internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Clayton

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 38 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
HughesNet 29 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 64 Mbps 52 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 145 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Clayton

The largest internet providers in Clayton are Spectrum and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Clayton.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Clayton residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 78% of the area. Clayton’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 42% of Clayton residents.

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 Clayton covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Clayton 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 Clayton, $58.74.

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 Clayton, $0.66.

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 Clayton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Clayton's providers, 354 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Clayton covering 78% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Clayton 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 CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Clayton, $58.74.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clayton, $0.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Clayton. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Clayton's providers, 354 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

42%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Clayton covering 42% of the area.

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

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Clayton, $58.74.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clayton, $0.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Clayton. These download speeds are available to 42% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Clayton's providers, 354 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Clayton with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Clayton. The next fastest internet provider in Clayton is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 78% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Clayton with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Clayton, $58.74.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Clayton, covering 42% 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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.