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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsDSL98%
Windstream $75 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic50%
Windstream $27 10 - 50 MbpsCable0.667%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Kannapolis internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Kannapolis 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 Kannapolis area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Kannapolis residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 50% of those living in Kannapolis.

There are four internet providers serving the Kannapolis area, and 98.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Kannapolis's four internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Kannapolis

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Kannapolis residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 98% of the area. Kannapolis’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers fiber-optic to around 50% of Kannapolis 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 Kannapolis covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Kannapolis 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 Kannapolis, $43.74.

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 Kannapolis, $1.37.

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 Kannapolis. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Kannapolis's providers, 597 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in Kannapolis covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Kannapolis 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Kannapolis, $43.74.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kannapolis, $1.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Kannapolis. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Kannapolis's providers, 597 Mbps.

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Windstream fiber-optic internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$75/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

50%

Fiber-optic from Windstream offers broadband to about half of households in Kannapolis covering 50% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Windstream start at $75/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Kannapolis, $43.74.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $7.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kannapolis, $1.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Kannapolis. These download speeds are available to 50% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Kannapolis's providers, 597 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Kannapolis with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Kannapolis. The next fastest internet provider in Kannapolis is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 50% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Kannapolis with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Kannapolis, $43.74.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Kannapolis, covering 50% of the city.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.