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Internet providers in 27278

Find internet providers serving the 27278 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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27278 internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.371%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL11%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL17%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable95%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic12%
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27278 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 27278 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 27278 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 18% of those living in the 27278 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 27278 area, and 95.65% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 27278, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 27278

The largest internet providers serving the 27278 ZIP code are AT&T, Frontier, and Spectrum bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to many in the 27278 ZIP code, covering 11% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from Frontier, which covers 17% of the area. Hillsborough’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 95% of residents in the 27278 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

11%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 27278 ZIP code, covering 11% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $43.00.

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 Hillsborough, $0.78.

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 27278 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 423 Mbps.

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Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

17%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 27278 ZIP code, covering 17% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $43.00.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hillsborough, $0.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 27278 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 17% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 423 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

95%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 27278 ZIP code, covering 95% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 27278 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 Hillsborough, $43.00.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hillsborough, $0.78.

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 27278 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 423 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 27278 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 27278 and the greater Hillsborough area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hillsborough at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Hillsborough at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 27278 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 27278 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 27278 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 5.371% of households in 27278. The next fastest internet provider in the 27278 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 12% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 27278 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $43.00.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 27278 ZIP code, covering 12% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in 27278 and is available to 5.371% of households.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.