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Internet providers in Durham, NC

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Know your internet options in Durham, NC

New to Durham, NC? Getting settled in a new place can be stressful. Getting utilities set up and moving furniture takes a lot of time and energy. Installing internet service is an important piece of the moving puzzle. Even if you are already a resident of Durham, periodically checking internet prices can save you money. Rely on our experts to find and compare internet and cable providers in the Durham area.

Durham internet at a glance

Durham is served by five internet providers. Depending on your exact ZIP code and address in Durham, you may have access to more than one internet type and provider.

Internet availability in Durham, NC

Durham, NC, residential internet providers

Compare the largest internet providers in Durham

The three largest internet providers in Durham are Frontier, HughesNet and Spectrum. Here’s more information on each provider’s service areas, internet plan options, pricing and additional perks.



Availability for other Durham internet providers

  • AT&T – The AT&T fiber-optic network reaches 61% of Durham homes.
  • Windstream – Windstream DSL offers the least expensive internet in Durham, but only 2% of households can access it.

Find Durham internet providers near you. Click “Shop providers” to search for Durham internet by ZIP code, or call to shop plans for your address.

Fastest internet in Durham

Download speeds 250 Mbps or higher

Durham – 100%

North Carolina – 81%

U.S. – 73%

Download speeds 1,000 Mbps or higher

Durham – 54%

North Carolina – 29%

U.S. 16%

The fastest internet services in Durham are from providers using a fiber-optic network, while cable internet provides moderately fast speeds. Here’s a look at the fastest fiber-optic and cable internet providers in the Durham area.

Durham’s fastest max advertised download speeds

  • AT&T – Fiber optic network with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier – Fiber optic network with speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Spectrum – Cable network with speeds up to 300 Mbps

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Cheapest internet service providers in Durham

If you’re looking for a deal on Durham internet service, there are two providers with plans starting at less than $30/mo.* Additional ways to save include bundling your internet service with TV and home phone services and using your own compatible equipment rather than renting from your provider.

Cheap internet plans in Durham

  • Windstream  High-Speed Internet 25 – $19.99/mo.* for up to 25 Mbps
  • Frontier – Vantage Internet – $24.99/mo.* for up to 6 Mbps

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Free Wi-Fi hotspots in Durham

Whether you are a tourist enjoying the sights or a local taking advantage of Durham’s many beautiful locales, it’s easy to find free Wi-Fi hotspots in Durham. In fact, parts of the downtown area offer easy outdoor access to free hotspots.

Here are a few public places where you can find free Wi-Fi in Durham:

  • Duke University campus
  • Durham County Public Library
  • Local coffee houses such as Joe Van Gogh, Cloche and CORE

AT&T and Spectrum internet customers can log in for access to their service provider’s hotspot network of hotspots. However, the availability of hotspots may vary according to internet availability, so you may find that your results vary as you move through the city.