Internet providers in 28173

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Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 12 MbpsDSL5.030%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable98%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 1,000 MbpsDSL98%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic7.204%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 100 MbpsCable22%
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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 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 7.200% 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 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 28173

The largest internet providers serving the 28173 ZIP code are Spectrum and Windstream bringing cable and DSL 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, Windstream, offers cable to around 22% of residents in the 28173 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Waxhaw, $40.59.

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 Waxhaw, $0.70.

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 28173 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waxhaw's providers, 490 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

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

1,000 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, $40.59.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waxhaw, $0.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 1,000 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, 490 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

22%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 28173 ZIP code, covering 22% of the area.

Windstream’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 Windstream start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Waxhaw, $40.59.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waxhaw, $0.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 28173 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 22% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waxhaw's providers, 490 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 28173 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 28173 and the greater Waxhaw area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Waxhaw at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Waxhaw at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 28173 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 28173 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 28173 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 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 1,000 Mbps to 7.204% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 28173 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Waxhaw, $40.59.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 28173 ZIP code, covering 7.204% 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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.