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Internet providers in Valdese, NC

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Valdese, NC internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.149%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL95%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
North Carolina Wireless $39.95 3 - 25 MbpsWireless100%
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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 DSL, which covers 100% of Valdese residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No 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 $39.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Valdese, $47.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Valdese, $0.86.

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

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Valdese, $47.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Valdese, $0.86.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Valdese. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Valdese's providers, 292 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 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Valdese, $47.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Valdese, $0.86.

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

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Valdese with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.149% of households in Valdese. The next fastest internet provider in Valdese is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

North Carolina Wireless offers the cheapest internet in Valdese with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Valdese, $47.99.

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

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.