Internet providers in Oak Ridge, NC

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Oak Ridge, NC internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic14%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL85%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 10 MbpsDSL4.563%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Oak Ridge internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Oak Ridge residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 14% of those living in Oak Ridge.

There are five internet providers serving the Oak Ridge area, and 91.86% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Oak Ridge's five internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Oak Ridge

The largest internet providers in Oak Ridge are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Oak Ridge.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Oak Ridge residents, covering 85% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 14% of the area. Oak Ridge’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Oak Ridge residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

85%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Oak Ridge covering 85% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Oak Ridge 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Oak Ridge, $46.00.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Oak Ridge, $0.74.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Oak Ridge. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Oak Ridge's providers, 284 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

14%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Oak Ridge covering 14% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Oak Ridge than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Oak Ridge, $46.00.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Oak Ridge, $0.74.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Oak Ridge. These download speeds are available to 14% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Oak Ridge's providers, 284 Mbps.

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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 Oak Ridge covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge, $46.00.

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 Oak Ridge, $0.74.

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 Oak Ridge. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Oak Ridge's providers, 284 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Oak Ridge with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 14% of households in Oak Ridge. The next fastest internet provider in Oak Ridge is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Oak Ridge with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Oak Ridge, $46.00.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Oak Ridge, covering 14% of the city.

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.

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.

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.