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Internet providers in Kinston, NC

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Kinston, NC internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL88%
Suddenlink $30.00 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Kinston internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Kinston 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 Kinston area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Kinston residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Kinston, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Kinston area, and 97.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Kinston's four internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Kinston

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Kinston residents, covering 88% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Suddenlink, which covers 100% of the area. Kinston’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Kinston residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

88%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Kinston covering 88% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Kinston 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Kinston, $46.25.

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 Kinston, $1.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Kinston. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Kinston's providers, 288 Mbps.

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Suddenlink cable internet

Provider
Suddenlink
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Suddenlink offers broadband to all households in Kinston covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Suddenlink start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Kinston, $46.25.

Suddenlink 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 Kinston, $1.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Kinston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Kinston's providers, 288 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 Kinston covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Kinston 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Kinston, $46.25.

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 Kinston, $1.19.

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 Kinston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Kinston's providers, 288 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Suddenlink is the fastest internet provider in Kinston with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Kinston. The next fastest internet provider in Kinston is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 88% of the area.

Suddenlink offers the cheapest internet in Kinston with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Kinston, $46.25.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.