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Internet providers in 28601

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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL99%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic2.092%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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28601 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 28601 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 28601 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. 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 2.090% of those living in the 28601 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 28601 area, and 99.86% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 28601, prices start at $35 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 28601

The largest internet providers serving the 28601 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 28601 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 99% of the area. Hickory’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 28601 ZIP code.

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 the 28601 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28601 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 Hickory, $47.00.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hickory, $1.96.

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 28601 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hickory's providers, 108 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in the 28601 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Hickory, $47.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hickory, $1.96.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 28601 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Hickory's providers, 108 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 28601 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 28601 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Hickory, $47.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hickory, $1.96.

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 28601 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Hickory's providers, 108 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 28601 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 28601 ZIP code with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 28601. The next fastest internet provider in the 28601 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 99% of the area.

TDS Telecom offers the cheapest internet in the 28601 ZIP with service starting at $35/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hickory, $47.00.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 28601 ZIP code, covering 2.092% of the city.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.