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Internet providers in Cornelius, NC

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Cornelius, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL78%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic25%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable45%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL19%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.912%
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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 100% 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 64% 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 $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Cornelius

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 163 Mbps 111 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 65 Mbps 23 Mbps Cable
AT&T 190 Mbps 138 Mbps DSL

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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cornelius, $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 Cornelius, $0.67.

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 Cornelius. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cornelius's providers, 359 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

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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cornelius, $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 Cornelius, $0.67.

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 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, 359 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

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Cornelius, $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 Cornelius, $0.67.

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 Cornelius. These download speeds are available to 45% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cornelius's providers, 359 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 about average in Cornelius at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Cornelius at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 78% of households in Cornelius. The next fastest internet provider in Cornelius is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 25% of the area.

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

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing 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.

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