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Internet providers in 28043

Find internet providers serving the 28043 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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28043 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL81%
northland communications corp - 25 - 960 MbpsCable85%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Skyrunner $45.00 5 - 25 MbpsWireless14%
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28043 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 28043 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 28043 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 95% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 11% of those living in the 28043 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 28043 area, and 72.49% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 28043, 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
Viasat 7 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
AT&T 24 Mbps 10 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 28043

The largest internet providers serving the 28043 ZIP code are AT&T, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most in the 28043 ZIP code, covering 81% 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 residents in the 28043 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

81%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 28043 ZIP code, covering 81% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T 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 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 28043 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 31 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 the 28043 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 28043 ZIP 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 28043 ZIP code. 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, 31 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 the 28043 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 28043 ZIP 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 28043 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 31 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 28043 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 28043 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 81% of households in 28043. The next fastest internet provider in the 28043 ZIP code is northland communications corp, offering download speeds up to 960 Mbps to 85% of the area.

Skyrunner offers the cheapest internet in the 28043 ZIP with service starting at $45/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Forest City, $58.74.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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%.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.