Internet providers in Jacksonville, NC

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Jacksonville, NC internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.533%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL82%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Jacksonville internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Jacksonville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.530% of those living in Jacksonville.

There are four internet providers serving the Jacksonville area, and 96.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Jacksonville'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 Jacksonville

The largest internet providers in Jacksonville are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Jacksonville.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Jacksonville residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 82% of the area. Jacksonville’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, $50.00.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Jacksonville, $0.72.

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 Jacksonville. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Jacksonville's providers, 358 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

82%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Jacksonville covering 82% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, $50.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Jacksonville, $0.72.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Jacksonville. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Jacksonville's providers, 358 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 Jacksonville covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Jacksonville 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Jacksonville, $50.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Jacksonville, $0.72.

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 Jacksonville. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Jacksonville's providers, 358 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Jacksonville with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 5.533% of households in Jacksonville. The next fastest internet provider in Jacksonville is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Jacksonville, covering 5.533% 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.

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.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.