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Internet providers in 28621

Find internet providers serving the 28621 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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28621 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL62%
Piedmont Communications Services - -Fiber-optic60%
Piedmont Communications Services - -DSL28%
RIVERSTREET NETWORKS $15.00 0.512 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic26%
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28621 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 28621 ZIP code 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 28621 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 49% of those living in the 28621 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 28621 area, and 99.32% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 28621, prices start at $15 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Elkin

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 10 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 111 Mbps 38 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 28621

The largest internet providers serving the 28621 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and RIVERSTREET NETWORKS bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 28621 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 62% of the area. Elkin’s third most-available internet provider, RIVERSTREET NETWORKS, offers fiber-optic to around 26% of residents in the 28621 ZIP code.

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

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 28621 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28621 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 Elkin, $49.99.

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 Elkin, $0.71.

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 28621 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elkin's providers, 287 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

62%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 28621 ZIP code, covering 62% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Elkin, $49.99.

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 Elkin, $0.71.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 28621 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 62% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elkin's providers, 287 Mbps.

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RIVERSTREET NETWORKS fiber-optic internet

Provider

RIVERSTREET NETWORKS

Starting price*
$15/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

26%

Fiber-optic from RIVERSTREET NETWORKS offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 28621 ZIP code, covering 26% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from RIVERSTREET NETWORKS is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 28621 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for RIVERSTREET NETWORKS start at $15/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Elkin, $49.99.

RIVERSTREET NETWORKS customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 0.512 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $29.30 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elkin, $0.71.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, RIVERSTREET NETWORKS offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 28621 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 26% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elkin's providers, 287 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 28621 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 28621 and the greater Elkin area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Elkin at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Elkin at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 28621 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 28621 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 28621 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 99% of households in 28621. The next fastest internet provider in the 28621 ZIP code is RIVERSTREET NETWORKS, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 26% of the area.

RIVERSTREET NETWORKS offers the cheapest internet in the 28621 ZIP with service starting at $15/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Elkin, $49.99.

Piedmont Communications Services is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 28621 ZIP code, covering 60% of the city. RIVERSTREET NETWORKS also offers fiber internet in 28621 and is available to 26% of households.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.