Internet providers in Winston-Salem, NC

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Winston-Salem internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Winston-Salem residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 43% of those living in Winston-Salem.

There are five internet providers serving the Winston-Salem area, and 97.53% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Winston-Salem's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Winston-Salem

The largest internet providers in Winston-Salem are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Winston-Salem.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Winston-Salem residents, covering 71% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 42% of the area. Winston-Salem’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Winston-Salem residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

71%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Winston-Salem covering 71% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Winston-Salem 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Winston-Salem, $47.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Winston-Salem, $0.79.

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 Winston-Salem. These download speeds are available to 71% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Winston-Salem's providers, 342 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

42%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in Winston-Salem covering 42% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Winston-Salem than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Winston-Salem, $47.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Winston-Salem, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Winston-Salem. These download speeds are available to 42% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Winston-Salem's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Winston-Salem covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Winston-Salem residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Winston-Salem, $47.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Winston-Salem, $0.79.

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 Winston-Salem. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Winston-Salem's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Winston-Salem, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Winston-Salem, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Winston-Salem at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Winston-Salem at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Winston-Salem residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Winston-Salem, NC internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic42%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL71%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 MbpsDSL14%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.919%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Winston-Salem with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 42% of households in Winston-Salem. The next fastest internet provider in Winston-Salem is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Winston-Salem with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Winston-Salem, $47.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Winston-Salem, covering 42% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in Winston-Salem and is available to 0.919% of households.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.