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Internet providers in 27896

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27896 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable98%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic28%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL93%
Greenlight $19.95 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic96%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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27896 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 27896 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 27896 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% 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 96% of those living in the 27896 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 27896 area, and 97.74% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 27896, prices start at $19.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 27896

The largest internet providers serving the 27896 ZIP code are Spectrum and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 27896 ZIP code, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 93% of the area. Wilson’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 28% of residents in the 27896 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 27896 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 27896 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 Wilson, $43.99.

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 Wilson, $0.73.

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 27896 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wilson's providers, 490 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 27896 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wilson, $43.99.

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 Wilson, $0.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 27896 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wilson's providers, 490 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

28%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 27896 ZIP code, covering 28% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 27896 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Wilson, $43.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilson, $0.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 27896 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 28% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wilson'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 27896 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 27896 and the greater Wilson area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Wilson at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Wilson at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 27896 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 27896 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 27896 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 28% of households in 27896. The next fastest internet provider in the 27896 ZIP code is Greenlight, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Greenlight offers the cheapest internet in the 27896 ZIP with service starting at $19.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Wilson, $43.99.

Greenlight is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 27896 ZIP code, covering 96% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 27896 and is available to 28% of households.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.