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Internet providers in Harrisburg, NC

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Harrisburg, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $49.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.845%
AT&T $49.99 10 - 75 MbpsDSL1.770%
Spectrum $49.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 1,000 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic15%
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Harrisburg internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Harrisburg residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in Harrisburg.

There are five internet providers serving the Harrisburg area, and 99.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Harrisburg's five internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Harrisburg

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 130 Mbps 89 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 147 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Harrisburg

The largest internet providers in Harrisburg are Spectrum and Windstream bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Harrisburg.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Harrisburg residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 99% of the area. Harrisburg’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers fiber-optic to around 15% of Harrisburg residents.

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 Harrisburg covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Harrisburg, $44.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harrisburg, $0.75.

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 Harrisburg. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Harrisburg's providers, 684 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to all households in Harrisburg covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Harrisburg 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 Windstream start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Harrisburg, $44.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harrisburg, $0.75.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Harrisburg. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Harrisburg's providers, 684 Mbps.

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Windstream fiber-optic internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Fiber-optic from Windstream offers broadband to a limited number of households in Harrisburg covering 15% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Windstream start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Harrisburg, $44.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harrisburg, $0.75.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Harrisburg. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Harrisburg's providers, 684 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Harrisburg and surrounding areas. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Harrisburg at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.845% of households in Harrisburg. The next fastest internet provider in Harrisburg is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Harrisburg with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Harrisburg, $44.99.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Harrisburg, covering 15% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Harrisburg and is available to 0.845% of households.

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.

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.