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Internet providers in Clayton, NC

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Clayton, NC internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $49.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic42%
CenturyLink $49.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL78%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 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. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 42% 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 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 Fiber-optic
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

300 Mbps

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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Clayton, $49.75.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clayton, $0.72.

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

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

80 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Clayton, $49.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.45 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clayton, $0.72.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Clayton. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Clayton's providers, 354 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Clayton, $49.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.45 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clayton, $0.72.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 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 about average in Clayton at $49.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Clayton at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Clayton with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 42% of households in Clayton. The next fastest internet provider in Clayton is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Clayton with plans starting at $49/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Clayton, $49.75.

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

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.