Internet providers in Lake Norman of Catawba, NC

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Lake Norman of Catawba, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.119%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL30%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable94%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.431%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL54%
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Lake Norman of Catawba internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lake Norman of Catawba 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 Lake Norman of Catawba area will have access to cable, which covers 94% of Lake Norman of Catawba residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 7.550% of those living in Lake Norman of Catawba.

There are six internet providers serving the Lake Norman of Catawba area, and 80.68% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lake Norman of Catawba's six internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Lake Norman of Catawba

The largest internet providers in Lake Norman of Catawba are AT&T, Spectrum, and CenturyLink bringing DSL and cable options to Lake Norman of Catawba.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to many Lake Norman of Catawba residents, covering 30% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 94% of the area. Lake Norman of Catawba’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers DSL to around 54% of Lake Norman of Catawba residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

30%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Lake Norman of Catawba covering 30% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Lake Norman of Catawba 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lake Norman of Catawba, $46.00.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake Norman of Catawba, $0.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Lake Norman of Catawba. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake Norman of Catawba's providers, 502 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Lake Norman of Catawba covering 94% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Lake Norman of Catawba 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 Lake Norman of Catawba, $46.00.

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 Lake Norman of Catawba, $0.78.

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 Lake Norman of Catawba. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake Norman of Catawba's providers, 502 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

54%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Lake Norman of Catawba covering 54% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Lake Norman of Catawba 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 Lake Norman of Catawba, $46.00.

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 Lake Norman of Catawba, $0.78.

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 Lake Norman of Catawba. These download speeds are available to 54% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake Norman of Catawba's providers, 502 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Lake Norman of Catawba with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 6.119% of households in Lake Norman of Catawba. The next fastest internet provider in Lake Norman of Catawba is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.431% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Lake Norman of Catawba with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lake Norman of Catawba, $46.00.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lake Norman of Catawba, covering 6.119% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Lake Norman of Catawba and is available to 1.431% of households.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.