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Internet providers in 28560

Find internet providers serving the 28560 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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28560 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable29%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL95%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic2.630%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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28560 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 28560 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 28560 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 27% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in New Bern, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the 28560 area, and 97.49% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 28560, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in New Bern

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 12 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 111 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 46 Mbps 20 Mbps DSL
Optimum 162 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 28560

The largest internet providers serving the 28560 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Optimum bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to many in the 28560 ZIP code, covering 29% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 95% of the area. New Bern’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 93% of residents in the 28560 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

29%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 28560 ZIP code, covering 29% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28560 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in New Bern, $54.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in New Bern, $0.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 28560 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 29% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all New Bern's providers, 306 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 28560 ZIP code, covering 95% 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in New Bern, $54.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in New Bern, $0.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 28560 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all New Bern's providers, 306 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 28560 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28560 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in New Bern, $54.99.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in New Bern, $0.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 28560 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all New Bern's providers, 306 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 28560 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 28560 and the greater New Bern area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in New Bern at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in New Bern at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 28560 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 28560 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 28560 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 29% of households in 28560. The next fastest internet provider in the 28560 ZIP code is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in the 28560 ZIP with service starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in New Bern, $54.99.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 28560 ZIP code, covering 2.630% of the city.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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%.