Internet providers in River Road, NC

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River Road, NC internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $45 12 - 80 MbpsDSL97%
Suddenlink Communications $30 50 - 150 MbpsCable100%
Tri-County Telephone Membership Corporation - -Fiber-optic11%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 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 $30 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in River Road

The largest internet providers in River Road are CenturyLink, Suddenlink Communications, 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 Suddenlink Communications, 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*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in River Road, $46.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in River Road, $1.85.

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 River Road. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all River Road's providers, 70 Mbps.

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Suddenlink Communications cable internet

Provider

Suddenlink Communications

Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

7 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Suddenlink Communications’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 Suddenlink Communications start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in River Road, $46.25.

Suddenlink Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in River Road, $1.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink Communications offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 7 Mbps in River Road. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly 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*
$59.99/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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in River Road, $46.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in River Road, $1.85.

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

Suddenlink Communications is the fastest internet provider in River Road with download speeds up to 150 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 80 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Suddenlink Communications offers the cheapest internet in River Road with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in River Road, $46.25.

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

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.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.