Internet providers in Elon, NC

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Elon internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Elon 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 Elon area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Elon residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.900% of those living in Elon.

There are six internet providers serving the Elon area, and 96.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Elon's six internet providers, prices start at $49 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Elon

The largest internet providers in Elon are AT&T, Spectrum, and CenturyLink bringing DSL and cable options to Elon.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Elon residents, covering 73% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Elon’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers DSL to around 23% of Elon residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

73%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Elon covering 73% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Elon 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Elon, $51.79.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elon, $0.91.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Elon. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Elon's providers, 284 Mbps.

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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 Elon covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Elon 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 Elon, $51.79.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elon, $0.91.

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 Elon. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Elon's providers, 284 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

10 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

23%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Elon covering 23% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Elon 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 Elon, $51.79.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elon, $0.91.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Elon. These download speeds are available to 23% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Elon's providers, 284 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Elon and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Elon at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Elon at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Elon residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Elon, NC internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.904%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL73%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 10 MbpsDSL23%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Elon with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 5.904% of households in Elon. The next fastest internet provider in Elon is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Elon with plans starting at $49/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Elon, $51.79.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Elon, covering 5.904% of the city.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.