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Best Internet Providers in Raleigh, NC

Top 6 Internet Service Providers in Raleigh

1. AT&T

  • 3 internet plans & 1 bundle deal available
  • Available to 93.6% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 1 GIG
  • Internet plans starting from $35.00/mo*
    *Price plus taxes & internet equipment fees. See offer details

Self Installation Option Available

AT&T Internet

Although a few neighborhood pockets aren't covered by AT&T, it still delivers DSL and fiber internet to 94% of the Raleigh area with reliable service extending out toward Cary, Chapel Hill, and Greensboro. Half of all Raleigh residents are able to receive AT&T's ultra-fast fiber internet. If you fall within its fiber coverage area, then you'll be able to get its ultra-fast 1,000 Mbps plan with a very low cost per Mbps. AT&T's DSL plans start from 5 Mbps at $40/month, and go all the way up to 1,000 Mbps for $125/month. So whatever your internet needs are, AT&T's got you covered.

AT&T Internet Availability By Type

DSL Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • 92%
Fiber Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 64%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to Any Speed
  • 94%
Download up to 6+ Mbps
  • 92%
Download up to 12+ Mbps
  • 89%
Download up to 25+ Mbps
  • 84%
Download up to 50+ Mbps
  • 82%
Download up to 100+ Mbps
  • 74%
Download up to 1000+ Mbps
  • 64%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

AT&T Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
AT&T 300M Fiber Internet Internet 300 Mbps $35.00*
*Price plus taxes & internet equipment fees. See offer details
AT&T Internet Internet 100 Mbps $45.00*
*Price plus taxes & internet equipment fees. See offer details
AT&T 1 Gig Fiber Internet Internet 940 Mbps $60.00*
*Price plus taxes & internet equipment fees. See offer details
DIRECTV Stream Choice™ + AT&T Internet Internet, TV (85+ channels) 500 Mbps $129.99*
*plus taxes & internet equip. fee. $10/mo. internet equip. fee applies * See offer details
Call To Order AT&T Service 855-957-4313

2. Spectrum

  • 2 internet plans & 4 bundle deals available
  • Available to 100% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Internet plans starting from $49.99/mo*
    *No commitment. Standalone price for 12 months. No modem charge. Wireless speeds may vary. See offer details

Self Installation Option Available

Spectrum Internet

If you live in the Raleigh area, Spectrum is an option for you for cable internet. In fact, Spectrum's an option if you also live in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Fayetteville because of the provider's extensive network coverage. Their 60 Mbps service for $44.99/month will provide all the speed and bandwidth you need for streaming, gaming, and downloading on a few devices. If you're concerned about speed, Spectrum's 300 Mbps plan for $129.97/month will let you do all of the above, plus more, on all of your household member's devices. In addition to internet and TV, you can also bundle in a home phone with unlimited nationwide calling for an unbeatable monthly price with zero commitment.

Click here to see Spectrum coverage map for Raleigh, NC.

Spectrum Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • 100%
Fiber Download speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to 50+ Mbps
  • 100%
Download up to 500+ Mbps
  • 51%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

Spectrum Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
Spectrum Internet® Internet 200 Mbps $49.99*
*No commitment. Standalone price for 12 months. No modem charge. Wireless speeds may vary. See offer details
Spectrum Internet Ultra® Internet 400 Mbps $69.99*
*Price for 12 months, standard rates apply after. Taxes and fees included. Wireless speeds may vary. See offer details
Spectrum TV Select + Internet® Internet, TV (125+ channels) 200 Mbps $89.98*
*No commitment. Price for 12 months. Wireless speeds may vary. See offer details
Spectrum Triple Play Select® Internet, TV (125+ channels), Voice 200 Mbps $102.97*
*No commitment. Price for 12 months. Wireless speeds may vary. Unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and more See offer details
Spectrum Triple Play Silver® Internet, TV (175+ channels), Voice 200 Mbps $132.97*
*No commitment. Price for 12 months. Wireless speeds may vary. Unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and more See offer details
Spectrum Triple Play Gold® Internet, TV (200+ channels), Voice 200 Mbps $152.97*
*No commitment. Price for 12 months. Wireless speeds may vary. Unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and more See offer details
Call To Order Spectrum Service 855-955-3858

3. T-Mobile Home Internet

  • 2 internet plans available
  • Available in your area
  • Average Download speeds of 110 Mbps
  • Internet plans starting from $50.00/mo*
    *Speeds may vary. Sales taxes & regulatory fees included in monthly price for qualified accounts. Not available in all areas.

Self Installation Option Available

4. Viasat

  • 3 internet plans available
  • Available to 100% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Internet plans starting from $50.00/mo*
    *Price For 3 Months.

Viasat Internet

Viasat satellite internet is another company whose service is ideal for rural areas and other neighborhoods with no wired service available. You can choose a plan starting at 12 Mbps for $50/month and select your monthly data cap. Latency issues will limit your ability to game online. Interesting fact—Viasat internet provides internet service for many airlines on domestic flights.

Viasat Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
Viasat Bronze 12 Internet 12 Mbps $50.00*
*$70/mo After First 3 Months. Built in WiFi. After 35 GB of Usage Data May Be Prioritized During Network Congestion
Viasat Silver 25 Internet 25 Mbps $70.00*
*$100/mo After First 3 Months. Built in WiFi. After 60 GB of Usage Data May Be Prioritized During Network Congestion
Viasat Gold 50 Internet 50 Mbps $100.00*
*$150/mo After First 3 Months. Built in WiFi. After 100 GB of Usage Data May Be Prioritized During Network Congestion
Call To Order Viasat Service 855-957-3655

5. HughesNet

  • 4 internet plans available
  • Available to 100% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Internet plans starting from $49.99/mo*
    *Price For 6 Months.

HughesNet Internet

Because of its satellite internet connectivity, HughesNet's service is ubiquitous and available just about anywhere with a clear view of the sky. With HughesNet, you'll get 25 Mbps download speed and your choice of a monthly data allowance. In addition to the monthly data capacity that you pay for, you also get up to 50 GB of free data during the early morning hours between 2 AM and 8 AM (that's when you should do all your heavy downloading).

HughesNet Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
HughesNet 10 GB Internet 25 Mbps $49.99*
*Price for 6 months then $59.99 per month. Free standard installation for new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.
HughesNet 20 GB Internet 25 Mbps $59.99*
*Price for 6 months then $69.99 per month. Free standard installation for new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.
HughesNet 30 GB Internet 25 Mbps $89.99*
*Price for 6 months then $99.99 per month. Free standard installation for new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.
HughesNet 50 GB Internet 25 Mbps $139.99*
*Price for 6 months then $149.99 per month. Free standard installation for new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4377

6. EarthLink

  • 3 internet plans available
  • Available to 93.6% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Internet plans starting from $49.95/mo*
    *Service and speed vary by location.

EarthLink Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
EarthLink HyperLink 30 Internet 30 Mbps $49.95*
*Service and speed vary by location.
EarthLink HyperLink 100 Internet 100 Mbps $79.95*
*Service and speed vary by location.
EarthLink HyperLink 1 Gbps Internet 1000 Mbps $99.95*
*Service and speed vary by location.
Call To Order EarthLink Service 844-983-3142

7. Google Fiber

  • 1 internet plan available
  • Available to 9.7% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Internet plans starting from $70.00/mo

Google Fiber Internet

Say goodbye to buffering and lagging with a fiber optic internet plan from Google Fiber. This provider's internet packages offer download speeds up to 1000 Mbps. Google Fiber is available, but only to limited parts of the city. Have that entrepreneurial spirit in you? Plans with speeds up to 1000 Mbps will be perfect. Vloggers can upload GBs of video to YouTube in minutes instead of hours, entrepreneurs can host Wi-Fi at their restaurants, and start-ups can pursue dreams while being supported by a cloud-based backup service. Your imagination is the limit.

Click here to see Google Fiber coverage map for Raleigh, NC.

Google Fiber Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 10%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to 1000+ Mbps
  • 10%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

Google Fiber Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
Google Fiber 1000 Internet 1000 Mbps $70.00*
*Includes: Free installation, WiFi, modem, firewall, and additional network controls.

Residential Internet Providers in Raleigh

1. AT&T

  • 3 internet plans & 1 bundle deal available
  • Available to 93.6% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 1 GIG
  • Internet plans starting from $35.00/mo*
    *Price plus taxes & internet equipment fees. See offer details

Self Installation Option Available

AT&T Internet

Although a few neighborhood pockets aren't covered by AT&T, it still delivers DSL and fiber internet to 94% of the Raleigh area with reliable service extending out toward Cary, Chapel Hill, and Greensboro. Half of all Raleigh residents are able to receive AT&T's ultra-fast fiber internet. If you fall within its fiber coverage area, then you'll be able to get its ultra-fast 1,000 Mbps plan with a very low cost per Mbps. AT&T's DSL plans start from 5 Mbps at $40/month, and go all the way up to 1,000 Mbps for $125/month. So whatever your internet needs are, AT&T's got you covered.

AT&T Internet Availability By Type

DSL Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • 92%
Fiber Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 64%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to Any Speed
  • 94%
Download up to 6+ Mbps
  • 92%
Download up to 12+ Mbps
  • 89%
Download up to 25+ Mbps
  • 84%
Download up to 50+ Mbps
  • 82%
Download up to 100+ Mbps
  • 74%
Download up to 1000+ Mbps
  • 64%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

AT&T Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
AT&T 300M Fiber Internet Internet 300 Mbps $35.00*
*Price plus taxes & internet equipment fees. See offer details
AT&T Internet Internet 100 Mbps $45.00*
*Price plus taxes & internet equipment fees. See offer details
AT&T 1 Gig Fiber Internet Internet 940 Mbps $60.00*
*Price plus taxes & internet equipment fees. See offer details
DIRECTV Stream Choice™ + AT&T Internet Internet, TV (85+ channels) 500 Mbps $129.99*
*plus taxes & internet equip. fee. $10/mo. internet equip. fee applies * See offer details
Call To Order AT&T Service 855-957-4313

2. Spectrum

  • 2 internet plans & 4 bundle deals available
  • Available to 100% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Internet plans starting from $49.99/mo*
    *No commitment. Standalone price for 12 months. No modem charge. Wireless speeds may vary. See offer details

Self Installation Option Available

Spectrum Internet

If you live in the Raleigh area, Spectrum is an option for you for cable internet. In fact, Spectrum's an option if you also live in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Fayetteville because of the provider's extensive network coverage. Their 60 Mbps service for $44.99/month will provide all the speed and bandwidth you need for streaming, gaming, and downloading on a few devices. If you're concerned about speed, Spectrum's 300 Mbps plan for $129.97/month will let you do all of the above, plus more, on all of your household member's devices. In addition to internet and TV, you can also bundle in a home phone with unlimited nationwide calling for an unbeatable monthly price with zero commitment.

Click here to see Spectrum coverage map for Raleigh, NC.

Spectrum Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • 100%
Fiber Download speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to 50+ Mbps
  • 100%
Download up to 500+ Mbps
  • 51%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

Spectrum Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
Spectrum Internet® Internet 200 Mbps $49.99*
*No commitment. Standalone price for 12 months. No modem charge. Wireless speeds may vary. See offer details
Spectrum Internet Ultra® Internet 400 Mbps $69.99*
*Price for 12 months, standard rates apply after. Taxes and fees included. Wireless speeds may vary. See offer details
Spectrum TV Select + Internet® Internet, TV (125+ channels) 200 Mbps $89.98*
*No commitment. Price for 12 months. Wireless speeds may vary. See offer details
Spectrum Triple Play Select® Internet, TV (125+ channels), Voice 200 Mbps $102.97*
*No commitment. Price for 12 months. Wireless speeds may vary. Unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and more See offer details
Spectrum Triple Play Silver® Internet, TV (175+ channels), Voice 200 Mbps $132.97*
*No commitment. Price for 12 months. Wireless speeds may vary. Unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and more See offer details
Spectrum Triple Play Gold® Internet, TV (200+ channels), Voice 200 Mbps $152.97*
*No commitment. Price for 12 months. Wireless speeds may vary. Unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and more See offer details
Call To Order Spectrum Service 855-955-3858

3. T-Mobile Home Internet

  • 2 internet plans available
  • Available in your area
  • Average Download speeds of 110 Mbps
  • Internet plans starting from $50.00/mo*
    *Speeds may vary. Sales taxes & regulatory fees included in monthly price for qualified accounts. Not available in all areas.

Self Installation Option Available

4. Viasat

  • 3 internet plans available
  • Available to 100% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Internet plans starting from $50.00/mo*
    *Price For 3 Months.

Viasat Internet

Viasat satellite internet is another company whose service is ideal for rural areas and other neighborhoods with no wired service available. You can choose a plan starting at 12 Mbps for $50/month and select your monthly data cap. Latency issues will limit your ability to game online. Interesting fact—Viasat internet provides internet service for many airlines on domestic flights.

Viasat Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
Viasat Bronze 12 Internet 12 Mbps $50.00*
*$70/mo After First 3 Months. Built in WiFi. After 35 GB of Usage Data May Be Prioritized During Network Congestion
Viasat Silver 25 Internet 25 Mbps $70.00*
*$100/mo After First 3 Months. Built in WiFi. After 60 GB of Usage Data May Be Prioritized During Network Congestion
Viasat Gold 50 Internet 50 Mbps $100.00*
*$150/mo After First 3 Months. Built in WiFi. After 100 GB of Usage Data May Be Prioritized During Network Congestion
Call To Order Viasat Service 855-957-3655

5. HughesNet

  • 4 internet plans available
  • Available to 100% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Internet plans starting from $49.99/mo*
    *Price For 6 Months.

HughesNet Internet

Because of its satellite internet connectivity, HughesNet's service is ubiquitous and available just about anywhere with a clear view of the sky. With HughesNet, you'll get 25 Mbps download speed and your choice of a monthly data allowance. In addition to the monthly data capacity that you pay for, you also get up to 50 GB of free data during the early morning hours between 2 AM and 8 AM (that's when you should do all your heavy downloading).

HughesNet Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
HughesNet 10 GB Internet 25 Mbps $49.99*
*Price for 6 months then $59.99 per month. Free standard installation for new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.
HughesNet 20 GB Internet 25 Mbps $59.99*
*Price for 6 months then $69.99 per month. Free standard installation for new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.
HughesNet 30 GB Internet 25 Mbps $89.99*
*Price for 6 months then $99.99 per month. Free standard installation for new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.
HughesNet 50 GB Internet 25 Mbps $139.99*
*Price for 6 months then $149.99 per month. Free standard installation for new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4377

6. EarthLink

  • 3 internet plans available
  • Available to 93.6% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Internet plans starting from $49.95/mo*
    *Service and speed vary by location.

EarthLink Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
EarthLink HyperLink 30 Internet 30 Mbps $49.95*
*Service and speed vary by location.
EarthLink HyperLink 100 Internet 100 Mbps $79.95*
*Service and speed vary by location.
EarthLink HyperLink 1 Gbps Internet 1000 Mbps $99.95*
*Service and speed vary by location.
Call To Order EarthLink Service 844-983-3142

7. Hotwire

  • Download speeds up to 20 Mbps

Hotwire Internet

Experience the technology of the future with a fiber optic connection provided by Hotwire Communications. With download speeds up to 20 Mbps, you also won't have to worry about your neighbors slowing you down. Hotwire Communications is only available to a few select areas in Raleigh. For smaller households, Hotwire Communications offers speeds up to 20 Mbps which allows you to connect up to two devices. This is ideal for smaller families who don't use the internet as frequently. But for those who are heavy gamers, Netflix bingers, or big downloaders, you'll definitely experience major lagging or buffering, so we recommend going with a faster connection to support all your internet activities.

Click here to see Hotwire coverage map for Raleigh, NC.

Hotwire Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to 12+ Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served
Call To Order Hotwire Service 855-921-4709

8. Google Fiber

  • 1 internet plan available
  • Available to 9.7% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Internet plans starting from $70.00/mo

Google Fiber Internet

Say goodbye to buffering and lagging with a fiber optic internet plan from Google Fiber. This provider's internet packages offer download speeds up to 1000 Mbps. Google Fiber is available, but only to limited parts of the city. Have that entrepreneurial spirit in you? Plans with speeds up to 1000 Mbps will be perfect. Vloggers can upload GBs of video to YouTube in minutes instead of hours, entrepreneurs can host Wi-Fi at their restaurants, and start-ups can pursue dreams while being supported by a cloud-based backup service. Your imagination is the limit.

Click here to see Google Fiber coverage map for Raleigh, NC.

Google Fiber Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 10%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to 1000+ Mbps
  • 10%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

Google Fiber Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
Google Fiber 1000 Internet 1000 Mbps $70.00*
*Includes: Free installation, WiFi, modem, firewall, and additional network controls.

9. Mediacom

  • 2 internet plans & 3 bundle deals available
  • Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Internet plans starting from $39.99/mo*
    *Price for 12 months then $69.99/mo. Plus, activation, installation and monthly modem rental fees.

Mediacom Internet

Cable internet from Mediacom is available in the area. Mediacom internet packages come with download speeds as fast as 100 Mbps. Coverage from Mediacom in the area is available, but it's quite limited. Support your household's favorite online pastimes with speeds up to 100 Mbps. Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, League of Legends, Fortnite, Overwatch, or just watching funny cat videos online, 100 Mbps download speeds will support that. Of course larger families should opt for faster speed plans if they don't want to run into slowdown issues. Mediacom has internet packages that start as low as $39.99 per month. Check out this provider's options for bundling with your favorite TV channels!

Click here to see Mediacom coverage map for Raleigh, NC.

Mediacom Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to 100+ Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

Mediacom Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
Mediacom Internet 60 Internet 60 Mbps $39.99*
*Price for 12 months then $69.99/mo. Plus, activation, installation and monthly modem rental fees.
Mediacom Internet 100 Internet 100 Mbps $49.99*
*Price for 12 months then $79.99/mo. Plus, activation, installation and monthly modem rental fees.
Mediacom Internet 60 + TV Internet, TV (170+ channels) 60 Mbps $79.98*
*Price for 12 months then $109.98/mo. Plus local broadcast station surcharges ranging from $11.75 to $18.19, regional sports surcharges ranging from $1.86 to $6.62, and other monthly charges. Activation and installation fees apply.
Mediacom Internet 100 + TV Internet, TV (170+ channels) 100 Mbps $99.98*
*Price for 12 months then $129.98, after 24 months price is $149.98. Installation is $99.99 and activation is $10. Plus monthly local broadcast station surcharge ranging from $13.45 to $20.38, monthly regional sports surcharge ranging from $1.64 to $12.00.
Mediacom Xtream 100 Silver Tripleplay Internet, TV (170+ channels), Voice 100 Mbps $99.98*
*Price after first 12 months is $129.98 and and after 24 months price increases to $149.98. Regular rate is $189.98
Call To Order Mediacom Service 855-957-4548

10. CenturyLink

  • 1 internet plan available
  • Available to 3.1% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Internet plans starting from $30.00/mo

Self Installation Option Available

CenturyLink Internet

Centurylink serves only a handful of neighborhoods in Raleigh—its connectivity is spread out to eastern North Carolina, from Asheboro to Kitty Hawk. If you happen to live in one of the areas covered by CenturyLink, you will have a variety of DSL plans that start at 25 Mbps for $45/month or, if you're lucky enough and fall within its fiber coverage area, you can opt for its ultra-fast 1,000 Mbps fiber plan. But the best part? No contract required.

Click here to see CenturyLink coverage map for Raleigh, NC.

CenturyLink Internet Availability By Type

DSL Download speeds up to 140 Mbps
  • 3%
Fiber Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 1%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to 50+ Mbps
  • 3%
Download up to 100+ Mbps
  • 2%
Download up to 1000+ Mbps
  • 1%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

CenturyLink Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
CenturyLink Fiber 100 Internet 100 Mbps $30.00*
*Price for 12 months, then $50 there after. Speed may not be available in your area. Maximum download/uplad speed of up to 100 Mbps via a wired connection. Rate requires paperless billing. Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply. Offer details
Call To Order CenturyLink Service 844-980-3177

11. Frontier

  • 1 internet plan available
  • Available to 2.9% of your area
  • Internet plans starting from $37.99/mo*
    *Price For 12 Months.

Self Installation Option Available

Frontier Internet

Frontier is another DSL internet service provider in the Raleigh area but it only services 3% of the city, so check the coverage map below or call one of our agents to find out if its available to you. Its service is mostly concentrated in Chapel Hill and Durham. DSL speeds range from 6 Mbps for $34.99/month to 24 Mbps for $54.99/month, which is ideal for basic web surfing, email, some streaming and downloading on a few connected devices. No contract requirements for these plans.

Click here to see Frontier coverage map for Raleigh, NC.

Frontier Internet Availability By Type

DSL Download speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • 3%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to 12+ Mbps
  • 3%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

Frontier Deals for October 2021

DealIncludesDownload speeds up toMonthly Price
Frontier Basic Internet Internet 9 Mbps $37.99*
*Price plus activation fee, 1 year price-lock
Call To Order Frontier Service 844-974-3041

12. Windstream

  • Available to 4.9% of your area
  • Download speeds up to 100 Mbps

Windstream Internet

DSL internet is one of the high-speed internet options offered by internet service providers today. Windstream offers DSL internet with speeds up to 12 Mbps at your disposal. They also offer other internet connections in the area, including copper with speeds up to 1.5 Mbps, fiber with speeds up to 100 Mbps and cable with speeds up to 10 Mbps. There are only small pockets of Raleigh that can receive Windstream internet services. If you have multiple people in your household who love to stream YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, or play online games, you'll need the internet speeds to support it. With speeds up to 100 Mbps, your connection will be able to support a small to medium household's favorite online pastimes.

Click here to see Windstream coverage map for Raleigh, NC.

Windstream Internet Availability By Type

DSL Download speeds up to 12 Mbps
  • 2%
Copper Download speeds up to 1.5 Mbps
  • 2%
Fiber Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Cable Download speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to Any Speed
  • 5%
Download up to 6+ Mbps
  • 3%
Download up to 12+ Mbps
  • 2%
Download up to 100+ Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served
Call To Order Windstream Service 855-958-4428

13. Ignite Global Services

  • Download speeds up to 25 Mbps

Ignite Global Services Internet

Nowadays, some providers' fixed wireless speeds can be as fast as cable internet. Ignite Global Services is a fixed wireless provider that offers speeds up to 25 Mbps to serve your needs. Ignite Global Services is available, but there's limited coverage in the area. If you're looking to use the internet for just a few simple tasks or you only stream one episode at a time, 25 Mbps may be the just the speed you need. It will support a few devices at one time for a smaller household.

Ignite Global Services Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless Download speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to 25+ Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

14. Skyrunner

  • Download speeds up to 10 Mbps

Skyrunner Internet

Skyrunner offers fixed wireless internet in the area. This is a great option if a wired connection isn't available to you. Experience download speeds up to 10 Mbps with fixed wireless plans from this provider. Internet connections through Skyrunner are extremely limited, with only less than 1% coverage of residents in Raleigh. So what can you do with download speeds up to 10 Mbps? These speeds will be suitable for light internet users who just want to send emails, update Facebook, or browse the web. If you need to connect more than 1 or 2 devices to the internet, we'd recommend going with a faster connection.

Skyrunner Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless Download speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Download up to 6+ Mbps
  • Less than 1%
Estimated maximum download speed availability percent based on total population served

Business Internet Providers in Raleigh

Cellular Internet Providers in Raleigh

1. AT&T Wireless in Raleigh

  • 100% available in Raleigh, NC
  • Connection Type: LTE, 4G, 3G
  • Technology: HSPA+, LTE, WCDMA/UMTS/HSPA

3. T-Mobile in Raleigh

  • 100% available in Raleigh, NC
  • Connection Type: LTE, 4G, 2G
  • Technology: GSM, HSPA+, LTE

4. U.S. Cellular in Raleigh

  • 1.3% available in Raleigh, NC
  • Connection Type: LTE, 3G, 2G
  • Technology: CDMA, EVDO/EVDO Rev A, LTE

5. Verizon Wireless in Raleigh

  • 100% available in Raleigh, NC
  • Connection Type: LTE, 3G, 2G
  • Technology: CDMA, EVDO/EVDO Rev A, LTE

Raleigh COVID-19 Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

While it may seem that everyone has equal access to the Internet, the reality is that millions of people in the U.S. still lack broadband service. This fact is even more apparent now, with low-income families facing inequitable access to digital devices, remote child care and high-speed internet. For that reason, we compiled this collection of internet resources in Raleigh for low-income families to help them bridge the digital divide. 

Discounted Distance Learning Devices in Raleigh

As a tech hub on the East Coast, Raleigh contains numerous groups that band together to gather, restore and redistribute laptops, computers and other digital devices. The places that dispense these devices for free tend to require a waitlist, while others will only ask for a minor fee. You can find these discounted internet devices at the locations below:

  • Kramden Institute — Started by a father-and-son team in 2003 with the goal of donating computers to honor-roll students, the Kramden Institute has disbursed over 40,000 computers since their origination. Low-income adults can get desktops for $50 or laptops for $100, while children may be able to get a desktop for free after applying. Desktop computers through the Kramden Institute are more readily available.
  • Triangle Ecycling — Triangle Ecycling accepts computers destined for landfills and teaches local high school students how to refurbish these devices to prepare them for jobs in information technology. They then donate these devices to local charities, such as the Boys & Girls Club or Salvation Army, or sell them at a significant discount to low-income individuals.
  • Helping Hand Mission — Helping Hand Mission provides relief and support to needy families in the Raleigh area. As part of their Back to School Assistance program, Helping Hand Mission collects used laptops and computers and redistributes them to the community.

Maybe you don’t have time to spend on a waitlist for a discounted device. If that’s the case, you can explore some of these small businesses in Raleigh for used or refurbished machines:

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Raleigh

Working from home and keeping a child occupied during the day can be a hassle for anyone, especially for low-income families. Daycare centers that offer discounts may be unavailable, and in-home tutors and sitters are expensive. This list of virtual child care centers and remote learning programs will provide you with some free or discounted ways to keep your kids distracted and engaged during your busy work week: 

  • NCLearn — Brought to Raleigh residents by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, NCLearn is one of the largest interactive and virtual learning collections for kids. With NCLearn, you can take your child on a virtual adventure by attending a remote field trip or exploring many of the online exhibits found in North Carolina. Connect your kid to podcasts about history’s mysteries or engage them in guides to art, science and music. NCLearn features a world of possibilities for children from the comfort of home for free.
  • Wake County Public Library — Featuring always available eBooks, electronic audiobooks, readalongs, and storytimes for all ages, the Wake County Public Library places a world of knowledge and exploration at your child’s fingertips. After downloading the Libby app, your adolescent or teenager can access all of Wake County Public Library’s remote resources using a library card for no fee at all.
  • YMCA of the Triangle — Committed to embracing healthy principles for the spirit, mind and body, the YMCA of the Triangle offers a plethora of interactive programs for kids and families. From sports drills videos to family crafts to academic activities and even special resources for children with autism or other developmental disorders, the YMCA of the Triangle provides everything you need to keep your child engaged and moving without a membership.
  • Kid Lab Raleigh — Providing printable resources, DIY tutorials and play kits for children while they are at home, Kid Lab has a full curriculum that emphasizes science, play, project-based learning, art, reading and kindness. Signing up for their services is free, and your kids can learn everything from how to build a DIY mud kitchen to what are the parts of the atom using playdough.
  • North Carolina Museum of Art — One of the largest museums in North Carolina, the North Carolina Museum of Art hosts numerous events each month for kids and adults that focus on musical perspectives, virtual yoga, art exploration, and more. All you have to do is register your child before the date to attend, as many of these activities don’t require any fees.

Free Wireless Internet Access in Raleigh

While 100 percent of Raleigh residents have access to high-speed cable internet, over 65 percent of individuals without internet access in North Carolina claim cost to be a primary factor. In an attempt to ensure equal internet access for low-income families, we put together the following list of free Wi-Fi directories in Wake County:

Many Wake County government buildings and community centers also offer free public Wi-Fi. Visit any NCWorks Career Centers throughout the city and connect without a password for free Wi-Fi to the “NCWorks Public” network. Go to any community center in Raleigh to access free Wi-Fi under the “Raleigh Free Wi-Fi” network name. Here are just a few of these community centers in Raleigh:

Find more public Wi-Fi spaces and locations around the city of Raleigh by examining our free Wi-Fi map below. Here, you can see specific pins where Wi-Fi is available, as well as icons indicating the type of location and the specific address for that spot:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Raleigh, North Carolina

Hotspot
7854 Alexander Promenade Pl., Bldg. H, Ste. 1
Raleigh, NC 27617
Hotspot
Athens Drive Community Library
1420 Athens Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
Hotspot
500 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC 27605
Hotspot
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Ave
Raleigh, NC 27605
Hotspot
3023 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
Hotspot
4325 Glen Wood Avenue, Space 1121
Raleigh, NC 27612
Hotspot
Duraleigh Road Library
5800 Duraleigh Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
Hotspot
Express Library Fayetteville Street
336 Fayetteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601
Hotspot
900 Spring Forest Road, Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27609
Hotspot
609 W Peace St
Raleigh, NC 27605

Internet Services in Raleigh, North Carolina

Whether you’re streaming the latest Carolina Hurricanes game or listening to a recent performance from the NC Symphony, Raleigh has 29 internet service providers (ISPs) to meet all your browsing needs. As the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh is home to over half a million citizens who use the internet to power their colleges, communities, and companies, including Red Hat, IBM, and Cisco. With this many people and businesses, the internet scene in Raleigh is competitive, creating some of the cheapest and fastest internet deals around. Finding these internet bargains is easy if you follow our expert advice and guidance for buying internet in Raleigh.

Overview of Internet Providers in Raleigh By Connection

ProviderConnectionDownload speeds up toAvailability
Windstream DSL 12 Mbps 2%
AT&T DSL 100 Mbps 92%
CenturyLink DSL 140 Mbps 3%
Frontier DSL 24 Mbps 3%
Spectrum Cable 940 Mbps 100%
Windstream Copper 1.5 Mbps 2%
AT&T Fiber 1000 Mbps 64%
CenturyLink Fiber 1000 Mbps 1%
Google Fiber Fiber 1000 Mbps 10%
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 100%
HughesNet Satellite 50 Mbps 100%
ProviderConnectionDownload speeds up toAvailability
Pivotal Global Capacity DSL 100 Mbps 2%
EarthLink DSL 3 Mbps 1%
Windstream DSL 40 Mbps 9%
Frontier DSL -- 3%
CenturyLink DSL -- 3%
Birch Communications DSL 24 Mbps 1%
Spectrum Cable -- 100%
Windstream Cable 25 Mbps 1%
Pivotal Global Capacity Copper 12 Mbps 1%
EarthLink Copper 100 Mbps 4%
XO Communications Copper 1000 Mbps 1%
Verizon Copper 1000 Mbps 3%
Windstream Copper 100 Mbps 5%
CenturyLink Copper 1000 Mbps 11%
CenturyLink Fiber 1000 Mbps 9%
Spectrum Fiber 1000 Mbps 10%
LTS Group Fiber 1000 Mbps 19%
Windstream Fiber 1000 Mbps 3%
Google Fiber Fiber 1000 Mbps 10%
Celito Fiber 225 Mbps 1%
MCNC Fiber 1000 Mbps 1%
ProviderConnectionDownload speeds up toAvailability
AT&T Wireless Cellular 4G LTE speeds 100%
Sprint Cellular 4G LTE speeds 100%
T-Mobile Cellular 4G LTE speeds 100%
U.S. Cellular Cellular 4G LTE speeds 1%
Verizon Wireless Cellular 4G LTE speeds 100%

Acquiring the Fastest Internet in Raleigh

High-speed internet is a must-have for the modern household. Nobody wants to fall victim to relentless buffering while watching videos or lag while gaming. However, the speed of your connection will depend on the type of internet you choose. Thankfully, Raleigh offers several different internet connection types to choose from, including DSL, cable, fiber, satellite, and cellular. Our experts organized the internet options in Raleigh by type, so you can pick the fastest type for your budget without being bogged down by technicalities.

Fastest Raleigh Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

AT&T

1 Gbps

1 Gbps

71.5%

EarthLink Fiber

1 Gbps

1 Gbps

60.4%

Cable
(Covering 100% of Raleigh)

Spectrum

940 Mbps

35 Mbps

100%

DSL
(Covering 92.6% of Raleigh)

AT&T

100 Mbps

20 Mbps

87.4%

CenturyLink

100 Mbps

10 Mbps

2.0%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Raleigh)

Viasat Internet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

HughesNet

25 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Average download speed in Raleigh:

23 Mbps

Based on 298,473 speed tests

Finding the Cheapest Internet Plans in Raleigh

Shopping for internet services can feel overwhelming — plain and simple. Especially when internet providers have prices and plans that seem to fluctuate with the weather and contracts with enough fine print to make your head spin. We aim to simplify the search process for you by breaking down internet providers in Raleigh to their core value. When it comes to internet service, we all want to get the most bang for our buck, right? So, we divided the cost of the cheapest internet plans in Raleigh by their download speeds to give you their price value per megabit, also known as internet value. With this approach, you can find out which provider offers the fastest internet plan in Raleigh for the best price.

Best Internet Value of Raleigh Providers

Provider

Connection Type

Plan Price

Download Speeds Up To

Internet Value

Contact

Google Fiber

Fiber

$100 per month

2 Gbps

$0.05 per Mbps

844-950-3220

AT&T Fiber

Fiber

$60 per month

940 Mbps

$0.06 per Mbps

855-957-4313

Spectrum

Cable

$109.99 per month

1 Gbps

$0.11 per Mbps

855-959-3083

AT&T Internet

DSL

$45 per month

100 Mbps

$0.45 per Mbps

855-957-4313

CenturyLink

DSL

$50 per month

100 Mbps

$0.50 per Mbps

844-980-3177

HughesNet

Satellite

$39.99 per month

25 Mbps

$1.60 per Mbps

855-958-4319

Viasat Internet

Satellite

$84.99 per month

25 Mbps

$3.40 per Mbps

844-983-3105

Taking Advantage of Internet Deals in Raleigh

Finding a fair price for internet services in Raleigh doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can be easy if you know the right tips and tricks associated with getting a great deal. Of course, it will take some extra time and research, but the best things in life, including internet, come to those who wait. Check out some of these tips from our experts to start securing affordable internet in Raleigh.

  1. Pursue Promotional Prices

    When looking for internet in Raleigh, always compare providers to find their most up-to-date promotional prices. Promotional prices can be as much as $40 less than the regular rate, saving you a boatload of money. Some promotions can even last up to a year! Studies also show that summer is one of the best times for finding promotional prices for internet services due to people moving.

    Insider’s Tip: Spectrum is currently offering to buyout customer contracts up to $500 if you sign up for a qualifying Triple Play or limited Double Play promotion.

    Keep in mind that promotional rates will eventually come to an end. Mark the date on your calendar, and when the day comes, call your Raleigh provider and negotiate a new price before your bill increases. Some providers, such as Spectrum, limit these promotional packages to people who haven’t been a customer for 30 days. Still, if you stay on the line long enough, you can usually circumvent that stipulation.

  2. Choose a Complementary Contract

    When selecting your internet service provider, choose a company offering a contract that aligns with your circumstances. If you’re a homeowner or a long-term renter, you should consider getting a one-year contract for the lowest rates. Some companies even offer deeper discounts for signing an extended two-year contract.

    On the contrary, if you’re a renter or unsure about your living situation moving forward, you should choose an internet provider that offers a month-to-month contract. While the initial rates may be higher, you won’t get stuck with a hefty cancellation fee if you need to move immediately.

  3. Hunt for Provider Perks

    Internet provider perks are one of the best ways to get a great deal on internet services in Raleigh. Sometimes referred to as “hushed” perks because providers don’t always openly advertise them, provider perks are additional savings, features, and equipment that come with purchasing a particular internet plan. In Raleigh, for example, Spectrum and AT&T provide free Wi-Fi around the city to subscribers, and they each partner with McAfee to streamline antivirus protection to your personal computers and laptops.

    Money Saver Alert: If you sign up online with AT&T today for a plan with 25 Mbps download speed or higher, you can get a $50 AT&T Visa Reward Card. 

    By looking closely at their websites or inquiring on the phone, you might find that some services offer incentives that the average person overlooks. Alas, we know you’re not average because you’ve read this far, so read on for some of our other favorite provider perks offered by well-known internet providers. Our experts put together this list of some of the other possible provider perks you may discover from well-known internet service providers: 

    Internet Provider Perks in Raleigh

    Provider Perks

    Internet Providers in Raleigh 

    No Data Caps

    Spectrum, Google Fiber & Frontier

    No Contracts

    Spectrum, Google Fiber & CenturyLink

    Free Internet Equipment

    Google Fiber

    • Internet App Integration
    • Free Cloud Storage
    • Free Email Creation
    • Battery Backup
    • Music Subscription

    Disclaimer: Some provider perks vary by city, valid promotions, and choice of plan.

  4. Bundle Services to Save Money

    Many internet providers not only sell internet services, but they also offer cable TV, phone, and even mobile services as well. If you already subscribe to cable, utilize a traditional phone line, or need new cell phone service, a bundle might be right up your alley. Known as a Double Play when bundling two services or a Triple Play when bundling three or more services, you can compact all your telephone and broadband needs into one convenient and comprehensive bill for some of the lowest prices available.

    Raleigh Provider Perk: Spectrum’s Triple Play Select plan in Raleigh bundles internet (up to 400 Mbps), cable (125+ channels w/ free HD), and voice (unlimited calling) for only $45 more than the bare-bones internet plan that only offers speeds up to 100 Mbps.

  5. Select a Service for Your Circumstance

    One of the most important things you can do when selecting an internet service is to match the plan to your lifestyle. Do you watch 4K videos online often, or are you okay with 1080p resolution for your television? Do you upload pictures and videos frequently, or do you spend your time browsing Reddit and Facebook? Are you a gamer, or is the only game on your computer Solitaire? Contemplating these questions can help you define what type and amount of speed you need for your internet.

    • Satellite — Best for those residing in rural areas
    • DSL — Best for web browsing, online shopping, and SD streaming
    • Cable — Best for HD streaming, occasional gaming, and multiple devices
    • Fiber — Best for 4K streaming, no-lag gaming, and large families

Guarding Yourself from Hidden Fees in Raleigh

One of the greatest enemies lurking in the shadows for internet buyers in Raleigh is hidden fees. Usually threaded into the fine print of your contract, internet providers tend to incorporate a variety of these unexpected costs to catch you by surprise. Maybe you were busy with work or distracted by family, and you missed a payment, resulting in a late fee. Perhaps you forgot to return your modem after switching services, and your previous provider dings you with an equipment replacement fee. In the blink of an eye, you could be on the hook for hundreds of dollars in hidden fees you didn’t even know existed. So, we put together this collection of common fees, so you can be en garde when it’s time to purchase your plan.

Internet Fees in Raleigh

Common Providers in Raleigh

Early Termination Fees

Setup and Installation Fees

Late Payment Fees

Equipment Replacement Fees

AT&T

N/A

$149

Up to $6.50

N/A

HughesNet

N/A

Up to $449.99

N/A

Lease for $14.99 per month or Buy for $449.99

Spectrum

N/A

$49.99

Up to $8.95

Up to $10

Viasat Internet

N/A

$99

From $5 per month

$10 per month

Data Overage Fees

Some internet providers institute a data cap on their plans to prevent users from going over a certain number of gigabytes (GB) per month. While this limit may sound scary at first, most people don’t even come close to this threshold. However, it is important to monitor your household’s internet usage to avoid data overage fees. Many providers with these limits provide you with tools and utilities to keep a close eye on your data consumption per month.

AT&T in Raleigh has a 1 terabyte (TB) limit, also known as 1,024 gigabytes, for their plans with download speeds between 768 Kbps and 300 Mbps. For perspective, you would have to download over 200 HD movies or 1,000 MP3 songs in one month to even approach this limit. Their DSL option is much more extreme, with a small allotment of only 150 gigabytes per month. If you do have a family of tech-savvy smartphone wielders, you could consider a 1 Gbps fiber plan from AT&T, as it allows users to access unlimited home internet without the fear of a data overage fee.

Early Termination Fees

Especially if you are considering switching internet providers, you should be aware of any early termination fees (ETFs) for your current company. While Raleigh’s Spectrum service through Charter Communications is a no-contract option, you can expect to pay an ETF of either $200 for a 24-month contract or $300 for a 36-month contract upon cancellation with CenturyLink. AT&T’s ETF is a little less burdensome, costing only $180 max, and fortunately, they prorate their ETFs based on the number of months completed out of the contract. One of the best ways to avoid ETFs entirely is to choose a month-to-month internet plan, but you will have to pay more out of pocket each month.

Internet Equipment Fees

You already pay for internet service, so you expect that the equipment comes with it, right? Well, not necessarily. Some providers do not include equipment in the cost, and instead, you have to pay either for the equipment upfront or lease it for the duration of your service or contract. In Raleigh, Spectrum and AT&T require customers to lease their internet modem for up to $10 per month, which can stack up quickly.

Moreover, if you don’t return the modem after cancellation on time, you could be stuck with a $150 non-return equipment fee from AT&T or a $78 fee from Spectrum. One way to avoid these equipment charges in Raleigh is to purchase a modem from your internet provider’s compatible equipment list and install it yourself. Be forewarned! If anything goes wrong with the modem, most providers will refuse to troubleshoot the issue at all.

Setup and Installation Fees

You’ve done your research, picked your internet provider, and set aside the correct amount in your monthly budget, but you’re not done yet, as installation and setup could cost a bit extra. Google Fiber in Raleigh charges a construction fee of $300 for initiating service to your address. You can avoid this fee by signing on for a one-year contract. But if you skip out on the contract before the end of the year, you will still be responsible for a prorated amount related to this fee.

Similarly, AT&T and Spectrum both have installation fees associated with their services. For Raleigh citizens, Spectrum only charges $49.99 for installation, while AT&T requires $99 to come out to your house and connect your service. One method for avoiding this fee is to select a self-installation option if you have preexisting wiring to your address. Although, if you run into any complications during this process with AT&T that requires them to send out a technician, they will still tag you for $99 for the visit.

Do It Yourself: Self-Installing Your High-Speed Internet in Raleigh

At InMyArea.com, our experts continually strive to provide you with the resources and tools you need to save money on your internet. One of the easiest ways to do so is to self-install your internet service. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, or even a normal scientist for that matter, to do a self-installation. So, we put together an easy-to-use guide to show you how to self-install your internet for each connection type.

Exploring Raleigh’s Internet Neighborhoods

As a tech hub for the East Coast, Raleigh continuously attracts an ever-growing, diverse population of families and businesses looking to put down roots. This combination of culture is even more apparent when looking at the numerous neighborhoods scattered across the city’s landscape. As the people and the neighborhoods are unique, so are Raleigh’s internet providers. If you’re looking at a particular neighborhood in Raleigh, you need to know what internet companies cover your cul-de-sac. To help you on your journey, our team analyzed the internet availability maps for Raleigh to provide you with the internet coverage details for some of Raleigh’s most well-known neighborhoods.

Raleigh Neighborhood Internet Availability

Neighborhoods in Raleigh

AT&T

Spectrum

Google Fiber

CenturyLink

Frontier

Brier Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cameron Village

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

North Hills

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Oakwood

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Six Forks

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Stonehenge

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet Services in Raleigh

What provider offers the fastest internet in Raleigh?

Google Fiber and Spectrum offer the fastest internet in Raleigh with download speeds up to 2000 Mbps.

What provider offers the cheapest internet in Raleigh?

AT&T Fiber offers the cheapest plan in Raleigh for $35 per month, with download speeds up to 300 Mbps.

What type of wired internet is most common in Raleigh?

Cable internet from Spectrum is the most common type of wired internet in the Raleigh area. With top plans reaching download speeds up to 940 Mbps, 100 percent of Raleigh residents can access a cable internet connection.

What Raleigh neighborhood offers the most internet provider options?

Located on the border between Raleigh and Durham, Brier Creek is one of the most interconnected internet spaces in Raleigh with AT&T, Spectrum, Google Fiber, CenturyLink, Frontier, and more as internet provider options.

How many internet providers serve the Raleigh area?

Raleigh is home to 29 internet service providers, including 12 consumer internet providers, 13 business internet providers, and 4 mobile broadband providers.

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Best Internet Provider in Raleigh

  1. AT&T - Fast download speeds in Raleigh, most Fiber availability and most DSL availability
  2. Spectrum - No data caps, most internet coverage in Raleigh and most Cable availability
  3. Viasat - Great option for those that don't have access to Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  4. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  5. EarthLink - Fast speeds
  6. Google Fiber - Fast downloading

Fastest Internet Providers in Raleigh

How much speed do I need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

Popular Zip Codes in Raleigh, NC:

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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