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Internet providers in Elon, NC

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Elon, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL73%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.904%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL23%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 83% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 36% 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 $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Elon

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 115 Mbps 23 Mbps Cable
AT&T 48 Mbps 39 Mbps DSL
CenturyLink 47 Mbps 8 Mbps DSL

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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Elon, $57.99.

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 Elon, $0.79.

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 Elon. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are much faster 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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Elon, $57.99.

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 Elon, $0.79.

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

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Elon, $57.99.

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 Elon, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Elon. These download speeds are available to 23% of the area, and are much faster 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 offers 100% availability in Elon and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Elon at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Elon at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Elon 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 Elon with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 73% of households in Elon. The next fastest internet provider in Elon is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 5.904% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Elon with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Elon, $57.99.

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

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.