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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

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL11%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.370%
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL17%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable95%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL78%
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27278 internet service at a glance

At 99%, 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 cable, which covers 97% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 72% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 14% 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 $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Hillsborough

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 26 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 43 Mbps 26 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 86 Mbps 9 Mbps Cable
Frontier 9 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
AT&T 15 Mbps 12 Mbps DSL

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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $57.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hillsborough, $0.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 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 faster than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 502 Mbps.

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Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $57.49.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $57.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hillsborough, $0.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 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 faster than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 502 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 higher than average in Hillsborough at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hillsborough at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 11% of households in 27278. The next fastest internet provider in the 27278 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 5.370% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 27278 ZIP with service starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $57.49.

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 5.370% of households.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.