Internet providers in Smithfield, NC

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Smithfield internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Smithfield 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 Smithfield area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Smithfield residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.600% of those living in Smithfield.

There are four internet providers serving the Smithfield area, and 99.50% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Smithfield's four internet providers, prices start at $49 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Smithfield

The largest internet providers in Smithfield are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Smithfield.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Smithfield residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 92% of the area. Smithfield’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Smithfield residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Smithfield covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Smithfield residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Smithfield, $52.25.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Smithfield, $2.09.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Smithfield. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Smithfield's providers, 354 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Smithfield covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Smithfield 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Smithfield, $52.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Smithfield, $2.09.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Smithfield. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Smithfield's providers, 354 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 Smithfield covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Smithfield 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Smithfield, $52.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Smithfield, $2.09.

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 Smithfield. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Smithfield's providers, 354 Mbps.

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Smithfield, NC internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.599%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 80 MbpsDSL92%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Smithfield with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 6.599% of households in Smithfield. The next fastest internet provider in Smithfield is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Smithfield with plans starting at $49/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Smithfield, $52.25.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Smithfield, covering 6.599% of the city.

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.

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.

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.