Internet providers in Cornelius, NC

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Cornelius, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic25%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 100 MbpsDSL78%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable45%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.912%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 50 MbpsDSL19%
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Cornelius internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Cornelius 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 Cornelius area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Cornelius residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 40% of those living in Cornelius.

There are six internet providers serving the Cornelius area, and 98.29% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Cornelius's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Cornelius

The largest internet providers in Cornelius are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Cornelius.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Cornelius residents, covering 78% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 25% of the area. Cornelius’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 45% of Cornelius residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Cornelius covering 78% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Cornelius 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 Cornelius, $43.33.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cornelius, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Cornelius. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cornelius's providers, 615 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

25%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Cornelius covering 25% 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 Cornelius 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 Cornelius, $43.33.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cornelius, $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 Cornelius. These download speeds are available to 25% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cornelius's providers, 615 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

45%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to about half of households in Cornelius covering 45% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Cornelius 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 Cornelius, $43.33.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cornelius, $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 Cornelius. These download speeds are available to 45% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cornelius's providers, 615 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Cornelius and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cornelius at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Cornelius at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Cornelius 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 Cornelius with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 25% of households in Cornelius. The next fastest internet provider in Cornelius is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.912% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Cornelius with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cornelius, $43.33.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Cornelius, covering 25% of the city. MI-Connection Communications System also offers fiber internet in Cornelius and is available to 15% of households.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.