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Internet providers in North Wilkesboro, NC

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North Wilkesboro, NC internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL79%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 12 MbpsDSL2.423%
RIVERSTREET NETWORKS $45.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic38%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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North Wilkesboro internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in North Wilkesboro 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 North Wilkesboro area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of North Wilkesboro residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 38% of those living in North Wilkesboro.

There are six internet providers serving the North Wilkesboro area, and 98.27% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among North Wilkesboro's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in North Wilkesboro

The largest internet providers in North Wilkesboro are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and RIVERSTREET NETWORKS bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to North Wilkesboro.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all North Wilkesboro residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 79% of the area. North Wilkesboro’s third most-available internet provider, RIVERSTREET NETWORKS, offers fiber-optic to around 38% of North Wilkesboro residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in North Wilkesboro covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but North Wilkesboro 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 North Wilkesboro, $44.16.

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 North Wilkesboro, $0.88.

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 North Wilkesboro. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all North Wilkesboro's providers, 238 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

79%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in North Wilkesboro covering 79% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in North Wilkesboro 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 North Wilkesboro, $44.16.

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 North Wilkesboro, $0.88.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in North Wilkesboro. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Wilkesboro's providers, 238 Mbps.

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RIVERSTREET NETWORKS fiber-optic internet

Provider

RIVERSTREET NETWORKS

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

38%

Fiber-optic from RIVERSTREET NETWORKS offers broadband to some, but not many households in North Wilkesboro covering 38% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from RIVERSTREET NETWORKS is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout North Wilkesboro than other internet types.

Internet prices for RIVERSTREET NETWORKS start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in North Wilkesboro, $44.16.

RIVERSTREET NETWORKS customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.80 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Wilkesboro, $0.88.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, RIVERSTREET NETWORKS offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in North Wilkesboro. These download speeds are available to 38% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all North Wilkesboro's providers, 238 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

RIVERSTREET NETWORKS is the fastest internet provider in North Wilkesboro with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 38% of households in North Wilkesboro. The next fastest internet provider in North Wilkesboro is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in North Wilkesboro with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in North Wilkesboro, $44.16.

RIVERSTREET NETWORKS is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in North Wilkesboro, covering 38% of the city.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.