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Internet providers in Sawmills, NC

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Sawmills, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL23%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL86%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsWireless100%
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Sawmills internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Sawmills 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 Sawmills area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Sawmills residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 39% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Sawmills, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Sawmills area, and 98.73% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sawmills's seven internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Sawmills

The largest internet providers in Sawmills are AT&T, Spectrum, and CenturyLink bringing DSL and cable options to Sawmills.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to many Sawmills residents, covering 23% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Sawmills’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers DSL to around 86% of Sawmills 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

23%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Sawmills covering 23% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Sawmills 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 Sawmills, $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 Sawmills, $0.82.

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 Sawmills. These download speeds are available to 23% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sawmills's providers, 98 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 Sawmills covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Sawmills 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 Sawmills, $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 Sawmills, $0.82.

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 Sawmills. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sawmills's providers, 98 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Sawmills covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Sawmills 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 Sawmills, $57.99.

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 Sawmills, $0.82.

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 Sawmills. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sawmills's providers, 98 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Sawmills and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Sawmills at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sawmills at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sawmills 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 Sawmills with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 23% of households in Sawmills. The next fastest internet provider in Sawmills is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 100% of the area.

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

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.