Internet providers in 28659

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable96%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL94%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 12 MbpsDSL3.262%
RIVERSTREET NETWORKS $45.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic45%
Yadtel $39.99 100 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.129%
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28659 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 28659 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 28659 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 45% of those living in the 28659 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 28659 area, and 97.94% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 28659, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 28659

The largest internet providers serving the 28659 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and RIVERSTREET NETWORKS bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 28659 ZIP code, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 94% of the area. North Wilkesboro’s third most-available internet provider, RIVERSTREET NETWORKS, offers fiber-optic to around 45% of residents in the 28659 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 28659 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28659 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, $43.57.

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, $0.61.

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 28659 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all North Wilkesboro's providers, 220 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

94%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 28659 ZIP code, covering 94% 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in North Wilkesboro, $43.57.

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, $0.61.

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 28659 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Wilkesboro's providers, 220 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

45%

Fiber-optic from RIVERSTREET NETWORKS offers broadband to about half of households in the 28659 ZIP code, covering 45% 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 28659 ZIP code 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, $43.57.

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, $0.61.

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 28659 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 45% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all North Wilkesboro's providers, 220 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 28659 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 28659 and the greater North Wilkesboro area. 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 in the 28659 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 28659 frequently asked questions

RIVERSTREET NETWORKS is the fastest internet provider in the 28659 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 45% of households in 28659. The next fastest internet provider in the 28659 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 28659 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in North Wilkesboro, $43.57.

RIVERSTREET NETWORKS is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 28659 ZIP code, covering 45% of the city. Yadtel also offers fiber internet in 28659 and is available to 1.129% 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.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.