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Internet providers in Valdese, NC

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Valdese, NC internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL95%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic0.149%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Valdese internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Valdese 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 Valdese area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Valdese residents. No DSL or fiber-optic providers are currently available in Valdese, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Valdese area, and 99.45% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Valdese's seven internet providers, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Valdese

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 128 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 13 Mbps 7 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Valdese

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Valdese residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 95% of the area. Valdese’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Valdese residents.

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 Valdese covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Valdese 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 Valdese, $58.74.

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 Valdese, $0.77.

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 Valdese. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Valdese's providers, 292 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

95%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Valdese covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Valdese 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 Valdese, $58.74.

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 Valdese, $0.77.

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 Valdese. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Valdese's providers, 292 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 Valdese covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Valdese 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 Valdese, $58.74.

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 Valdese, $0.77.

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 Valdese. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Valdese's providers, 292 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Valdese with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Valdese. The next fastest internet provider in Valdese is BendBroadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 6.650% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Valdese with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Valdese, $58.74.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Valdese, covering 0.149% of the city.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.

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.