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Internet providers in Oak Ridge, NC

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Oak Ridge, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL85%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic14%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL4.563%
HughesNet $64.99 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 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 44% 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 $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Oak Ridge

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 62 Mbps 40 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 143 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Oak Ridge, $57.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Oak Ridge, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Oak Ridge. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much faster 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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Oak Ridge, $57.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Oak Ridge, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Oak Ridge, $57.99.

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 Oak Ridge, $0.79.

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 Oak Ridge. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than 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 higher than average in Oak Ridge at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Oak Ridge at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 85% of households in Oak Ridge. The next fastest internet provider in Oak Ridge is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 14% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Oak Ridge with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Oak Ridge, $57.99.

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

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.

Allconnect lets you find and compare multiple providers all in one place at no cost to you. We partner with 30+ providers and are dedicated to bringing you accurate, up-to-date information so you can shop and compare with confidence.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.