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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL92%
Windstream $27 10 - 100 MbpsCable82%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Lexington internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lexington 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 Lexington area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Lexington residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Lexington, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Lexington area, and 94.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lexington's four internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Lexington

The largest internet providers in Lexington are Spectrum and Windstream bringing cable and DSL options to Lexington.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Lexington residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 92% of the area. Lexington’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers cable to around 82% of Lexington 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 Lexington covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Lexington 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 Lexington, $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 Lexington, $1.51.

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 Lexington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lexington's providers, 134 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in Lexington covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Lexington 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 Lexington, $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 Lexington, $1.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Lexington. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Lexington's providers, 134 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$27/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

82%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in Lexington covering 82% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Windstream start at $27/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lexington, $43.74.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.70 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lexington, $1.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Lexington. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Lexington's providers, 134 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Lexington and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lexington at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Lexington at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Lexington 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 Lexington with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Lexington. The next fastest internet provider in Lexington is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 92% of the area.

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

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.

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.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.