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Internet providers in Gastonia, NC

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic33%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL94%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
GTT Communications - -DSL1.722%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Gastonia internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Gastonia 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 Gastonia area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Gastonia residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 33% of those living in Gastonia.

There are five internet providers serving the Gastonia area, and 99.22% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Gastonia's five internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Gastonia

The largest internet providers in Gastonia are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Gastonia.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Gastonia residents, covering 94% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 33% of the area. Gastonia’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Gastonia residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

94%

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

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Gastonia 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Gastonia, $46.25.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gastonia, $0.63.

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 Gastonia. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Gastonia's providers, 353 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

33%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Gastonia covering 33% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Gastonia than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Gastonia, $46.25.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gastonia, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Gastonia. These download speeds are available to 33% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gastonia's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Gastonia covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Gastonia residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gastonia, $46.25.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gastonia, $0.63.

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 Gastonia. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Gastonia's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Gastonia and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Gastonia at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Gastonia at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Gastonia 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 Gastonia with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 33% of households in Gastonia. The next fastest internet provider in Gastonia is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Gastonia with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Gastonia, $46.25.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Gastonia, covering 33% of the city.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.