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Internet providers in Wilmington, NC

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic9.135%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL77%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Wilmington internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Wilmington 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 Wilmington area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Wilmington residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 9.140% of those living in Wilmington.

There are four internet providers serving the Wilmington area, and 89.89% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Wilmington's four internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Wilmington

The largest internet providers in Wilmington are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Wilmington.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Wilmington residents, covering 77% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Wilmington’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Wilmington residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

77%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Wilmington covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Wilmington 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Wilmington, $46.25.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilmington, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Wilmington. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wilmington's providers, 356 Mbps.

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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 Wilmington covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Wilmington 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 Wilmington, $46.25.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilmington, $0.63.

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 Wilmington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Wilmington's providers, 356 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 Wilmington covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Wilmington 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 Wilmington, $46.25.

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 Wilmington, $0.63.

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 Wilmington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wilmington's providers, 356 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Wilmington with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 9.135% of households in Wilmington. The next fastest internet provider in Wilmington is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Wilmington with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Wilmington, $46.25.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Wilmington, covering 9.135% of the city.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.