Internet providers in Matthews, NC

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Matthews internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Matthews 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 Matthews area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Matthews residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in Matthews.

There are five internet providers serving the Matthews area, and 96.60% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Matthews's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Matthews

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Matthews residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 95% of the area. Matthews’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers cable to around 30% of Matthews residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Matthews covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Matthews, $47.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Matthews, $0.79.

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 Matthews. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Matthews's providers, 702 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in Matthews covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Matthews 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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Matthews, $47.99.

Windstream 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 Matthews, $0.79.

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 Matthews. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Matthews's providers, 702 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

30%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to some, but not many households in Matthews covering 30% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Matthews, $47.99.

Windstream 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 Matthews, $0.79.

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 Matthews. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Matthews's providers, 702 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Matthews, NC internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.570%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL2.377%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 1,000 MbpsDSL95%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic21%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Matthews with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.570% of households in Matthews. The next fastest internet provider in Matthews is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 95% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Matthews with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Matthews, $47.99.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Matthews, covering 21% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Matthews and is available to 1.570% of households.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.