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Internet providers in Chapel Hill, NC

1. AT&T
50% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Get an additional $50 Reward Card when you sign up for AT&T Fiber when you enter promo code “EXTRA50.” at checkout. Redemption req’d. Ends 7/1/24.

2. T-Mobile Home Internet
79% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

3. Spectrum
99% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
4. EarthLink
94% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(110)

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

5. Google Fiber
61% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
8000Mbps

Free installation. Mesh Wi-Fi included. No Contracts.

6. Frontier
99% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

7. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
300Mbps

User Rating(14)
8. Hughesnet
99% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

9. ispMint
99% available in Chapel Hill
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
10. Upstream Network
6% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Abundant Net
99% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
DSL & Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
1. Spectrum
99% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2. Frontier
65% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
Speeds may vary

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

3. Earthlink Business
77% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

5. ispMint
99% available in Chapel Hill
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
6. Ooma
50% available in Chapel Hill
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
7. MCNC
49% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Abundant Net
99% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
86% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
86% available in Chapel Hill
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Chapel Hill

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Chapel Hill area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$86.09/mo

Average speed
143.8 Mbps

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Chapel Hill Residential Internet Coverage

Residents of Chapel Hill live in some of the most expensive homes in America and North Carolina. They're largely white-collar working as teachers and office support professionals. There's also a large percentage of artists. Of this workforce, nearly 8% work from home. Chapel Hill is also a college town with incredibly well educated residents, many with advanced degrees in scientific fields. In general, it's a wealthy area. More than 17% of residents were born in another country. 100% of this diverse population has access to high-speed internet compared with 91% of North Carolina.

Time Warner Spectrum offers cable internet to 100% of Chapel Hill residents. They are the only supplier of the service in the area. AT&T provides two services to Chapel Hill residents. Their DSL offerings reach 93% of residents and fiber optics reach 1% of homes south of I-85.

Commercial users have additional options. Megapath offers DSL and copper wire. Fiber optics are offered to businesses from Level 3 Communications and MCNC.

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Average download speed
143.81 Mbps

Average upload speed
73.12 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
29.98 ms

Average jitter
17.15 ms

 

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Summary of Chapel Hill internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Google Fiber Fiber 8000 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for Google Fiber
Frontier Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
ispMint DSL 100 Mbps 4.5/5
Upstream Network Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A View Plans for Upstream Network
Abundant Net DSL & Wireless LTE 99 Mbps N/A View Plans for Abundant Net

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Chapel Hill

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on internet providers in Chapel Hill.

Spectrum

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Andrew E | 01-21-2022

It just doesnt perform, goes out the moment clouds are in the sky.

Was this review helpful? Yes 13 No 1

Google Fiber

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Samuel S | 06-18-2021

I switched from AT&T gigabit fiber to 2 GB Google Fiber, and couldn't be happier. My conection went from regularly unreliable to highly reliable, which I attribute to better quality cable and switches at the root level. The Google documentation for the interface equipment was either nonexistent or marginal, but the systen I/Os were largely intuitive. My speeds have indeed doubled, and almost seem bulletproof, with the caveat that the local loops are probably largely operating at 50% capacity. VERY pleased thus far.

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Google Fiber

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Samuel S | 05-30-2021

Verified User

I switched from AT&T fiber to Google fiber for the doubling of speed, and am very satisfied. My average download speed is 1900 GB, and average upload is 1400 GB through a 2.5 GB NIC and a 2.5 GB network switch. Thus far, Google Fiber is significantly more reliable than AT&T was,,,shows up mainly in my internal Linksys mesh wifi.

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Spectrum

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Josh S | 07-30-2015

If you enjoy billing issues and being treated like a four year old then TWC is for you. Signed up for autopay two months ago and we still are getting late fees. This is the second time in as many months that TWC refuses to take my autopay until its late, then automatically takes it out anyway three days after due date incurring thirty five in fees and asking for two months of payments. When contacting TWC they will ALWAYS pass the buck to a higher up who may or may not get back to you in a timely manner. There are MANY ISPs out there. This one just doesn't get it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 49 No 6

Spectrum

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Andrew E | 01-21-2022

It just doesnt perform, goes out the moment clouds are in the sky.

Was this review helpful? Yes 13 No 1

Google Fiber

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Samuel S | 05-30-2021

Verified User

I switched from AT&T fiber to Google fiber for the doubling of speed, and am very satisfied. My average download speed is 1900 GB, and average upload is 1400 GB through a 2.5 GB NIC and a 2.5 GB network switch. Thus far, Google Fiber is significantly more reliable than AT&T was,,,shows up mainly in my internal Linksys mesh wifi.

Was this review helpful? Yes 0 No 0

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