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Internet providers in River Road, NC

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River Road, NC internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL97%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Tri-County Communications - -Fiber-optic11%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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River Road internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in River Road 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 River Road area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of River Road residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 11% of those living in River Road.

There are five internet providers serving the River Road area, and 98.19% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among River Road's five internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in River Road

The largest internet providers in River Road are CenturyLink, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to River Road.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all River Road residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. River Road’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of River Road residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in River Road covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in River Road 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in River Road, $56.25.

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 River Road, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in River Road. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all River Road's providers, 70 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

7 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in River Road covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but River Road 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 River Road, $56.25.

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 River Road, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 7 Mbps in River Road. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all River Road's providers, 70 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in River Road covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of River Road where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in River Road, $56.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in River Road, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in River Road. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all River Road's providers, 70 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in River Road with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in River Road. The next fastest internet provider in River Road is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in River Road with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in River Road, $56.25.

Tri-County Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in River Road, covering 11% of the city.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.