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Internet providers in Forest City, NC

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Forest City, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL94%
northland communications corp - 25 - 960 MbpsCable95%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Skyrunner $45.00 5 - 25 MbpsWireless3.094%
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Forest City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Forest City 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 Forest City area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Forest City 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 21% of those living in Forest City.

There are five internet providers serving the Forest City area, and 89.18% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Forest City's five internet providers, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Forest City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 24 Mbps 10 Mbps DSL
Viasat 7 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Forest City

The largest internet providers in Forest City are AT&T, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Forest City.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Forest City residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Forest City’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Forest City 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

94%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Forest City covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Forest City 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 Forest City, $58.74.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest City, $4.52.

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 Forest City. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 53 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Forest City covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Forest City where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Forest City, $58.74.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest City, $4.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Forest City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 53 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Forest City covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Forest City where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Forest City, $58.74.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest City, $4.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Forest City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 53 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Forest City with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in Forest City. The next fastest internet provider in Forest City is northland communications corp, offering download speeds up to 960 Mbps to 95% of the area.

Skyrunner offers the cheapest internet in Forest City with plans starting at $45/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Forest City, $58.74.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.