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Internet providers in Hillsborough, NC

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Hillsborough, NC internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic10%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL90%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Hillsborough internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Hillsborough 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 10% of those living in Hillsborough.

There are four internet providers serving the Hillsborough area, and 99.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hillsborough's four internet providers, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Hillsborough

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Hillsborough residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 90% of the area. Hillsborough’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 10% of Hillsborough residents.

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 Hillsborough covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $50.00.

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 Hillsborough, $1.67.

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 Hillsborough. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 359 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Hillsborough covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Hillsborough 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $50.00.

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 Hillsborough, $1.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Hillsborough. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 359 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

10%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in Hillsborough covering 10% of the area.

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

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $50.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hillsborough, $1.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Hillsborough. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 359 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Hillsborough and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Hillsborough at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Hillsborough at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Hillsborough residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Hillsborough with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 10% of households in Hillsborough. The next fastest internet provider in Hillsborough is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Hillsborough with plans starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $50.00.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Hillsborough, covering 10% of the city.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.