Internet providers in 28602

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Provider
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL6.443%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL95%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.430%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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28602 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 28602 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 28602 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Hickory, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the 28602 area, and 98.62% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 28602, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 28602

The largest internet providers serving the 28602 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 28602 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 95% of the area. Hickory’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 28602 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 28602 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28602 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, $44.16.

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 Hickory, $1.19.

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 28602 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hickory's providers, 102 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

95%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 28602 ZIP code, covering 95% 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, $44.16.

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, $1.19.

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 28602 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Hickory's providers, 102 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 28602 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 28602 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, $44.16.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hickory, $1.19.

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 28602 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, 102 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 28602 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 28602 ZIP code with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in 28602. The next fastest internet provider in the 28602 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 95% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in the 28602 ZIP with service starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hickory, $44.16.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 28602 ZIP code, covering 0.430% of the city.

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.

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.

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.