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Internet providers in 28173

Find internet providers serving the 28173 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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28173 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL5.030%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable98%
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL98%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable22%
Windstream $75.00 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic7.200%
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28173 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 28173 ZIP code 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 28173 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 51% of those living in the 28173 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 28173 area, and 97.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 28173, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Waxhaw

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 171 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
Windstream 146 Mbps 110 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 28173

The largest internet providers serving the 28173 ZIP code are Spectrum, Windstream, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 28173 ZIP code, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 98% of the area. Waxhaw’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 28173 ZIP code.

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

98%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 28173 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28173 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 Waxhaw, $59.99.

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 Waxhaw, $0.33.

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 28173 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waxhaw's providers, 584 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in the 28173 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Waxhaw, $59.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waxhaw, $0.33.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 28173 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waxhaw's providers, 584 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 the 28173 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 28173 ZIP 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Waxhaw, $59.99.

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 Waxhaw, $0.33.

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 28173 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waxhaw's providers, 584 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 28173 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 28173 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in 28173. The next fastest internet provider in the 28173 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 22% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 28173 ZIP with service starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Waxhaw, $59.99.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 28173 ZIP code, covering 7.200% of the city.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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