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Internet providers in James City, NC

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James City, NC internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable33%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL94%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic0.076%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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James City internet service at a glance

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

There are five internet providers serving the James City area, and 99.96% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among James City's five internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in James City

The largest internet providers in James City are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Optimum bringing cable and DSL options to James City.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to many James City residents, covering 33% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 94% of the area. James City’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 100% of James City residents.

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

33%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to some, but not many households in James City covering 33% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but James City 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 James City, $54.99.

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 James City, $0.42.

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 James City. These download speeds are available to 33% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all James City's providers, 306 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in James City covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in James City 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in James City, $54.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in James City, $0.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in James City. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all James City's providers, 306 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in James City covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in James City, $54.99.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in James City, $0.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in James City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all James City's providers, 306 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in James City and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in James City at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in James City at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many James City residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in James City with download speeds up to 1,00*0 Mbps. These speeds are available to 33% of households in James City. The next fastest internet provider in James City is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in James City with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in James City, $54.99.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in James City, covering 0.076% of the city.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.