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Internet providers in 27896

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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable98%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic28%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL93%
City of Wilson - -Fiber-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 $44.99 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Wilson, $50.00.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilson, $1.67.

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 slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Wilson's providers, 363 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Wilson, $50.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilson, $1.67.

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, 363 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, $50.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilson, $1.67.

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, 363 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 higher than average in Wilson at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about 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 City of Wilson, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 27896 ZIP with service starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Wilson, $50.00.

City of Wilson 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.

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%.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.