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Internet providers in 28501

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Provider
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL88%
Suddenlink Communications $30 50 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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28501 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 28501 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 28501 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 95% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% 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 28501 area, and 90.34% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among four internet providers in 28501, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 28501

The largest internet providers serving the 28501 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Suddenlink Communications, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 28501 ZIP code, covering 88% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Suddenlink Communications, which covers 95% of the area. Kinston’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 28501 ZIP code.

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 the 28501 ZIP code, covering 88% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 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 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kinston, $1.85.

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 28501 ZIP code. 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 Communications cable internet

Provider

Suddenlink Communications

Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Suddenlink Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 28501 ZIP code, covering 95% of the area.

Suddenlink Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28501 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

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

Suddenlink Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kinston, $1.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 28501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% 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 the 28501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 28501 ZIP 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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kinston, $1.85.

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 28501 ZIP code. 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 providers in 28501 frequently asked questions

Suddenlink Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 28501 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in 28501. The next fastest internet provider in the 28501 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 88% of the area.

Suddenlink Communications offers the cheapest internet in the 28501 ZIP with service starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Kinston, $46.25.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.