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Internet providers in Rocky Mount, NC

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Rocky Mount, NC internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL94%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic2.197%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rocky Mount internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Rocky Mount residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 59% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Rocky Mount, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Rocky Mount area, and 99.01% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rocky Mount's four internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Rocky Mount

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 26 Mbps 12 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 1 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Optimum 121 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Rocky Mount

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Rocky Mount residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. Rocky Mount’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Rocky Mount residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Rocky Mount covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount, $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 Rocky Mount, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Rocky Mount. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rocky Mount's providers, 538 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount, $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 Rocky Mount, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Rocky Mount. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rocky Mount's providers, 538 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 Rocky Mount covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount, $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 Rocky Mount, $0.63.

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 Rocky Mount. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rocky Mount's providers, 538 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Rocky Mount with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Rocky Mount. The next fastest internet provider in Rocky Mount is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 94% of the area.

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

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Rocky Mount, covering 2.197% of the city.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.