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Internet providers in Charlotte, NC

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1. AT&T
66% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
2. Spectrum
61% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

3. EarthLink
91% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(110)

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

4. Google Fiber
58% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

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

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

User Rating(16)
6. Windstream
52% available in Charlotte
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

User Rating(590)
7. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Charlotte
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
8. Upstream Network
4% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Pineville Communication Systems
43% available in Charlotte
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
1. Spectrum
61% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

2. Earthlink Business
83% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get started with a $500 gift card today.

3. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Charlotte
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
4. MCNC
Available in Charlotte
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. RST Fiber
1% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Pineville Communication Systems
43% available in Charlotte
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Zayo Group
50% available in Charlotte
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Ooma
50% available in Charlotte
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
9. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
10. SEGRA
99% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Charlotte
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
35% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. Tello Mobile
39% available in Charlotte
Connection:
Mobile
Tello Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

Take our quiz to find out how much internet speed you need. Or use our internet speed test to test your current speeds.

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

Which internet providers in Charlotte are the cheapest?

The cheapest internet in Charlotte is Windstream’s DSL plan with up to 100 Mbps for $39.99 per month. If you have access to fiber, Windstream’s 500 Mbps plan costs the same and is a better value. It’s also a better deal than Spectrum’s base 300 Mbps cable internet plan (wireless speeds may vary), which costs $10 more each month for less speed during the first 12 months.

If you want a gigabit connection, Google Fiber and Windstream have the cheapest in town, costing $70.00 per month. AT&T is $10 more per month, while the Spectrum Internet® Gig cable internet plan starts at $89.99 but increases around $25 after the first 12 months.

Both Windstream and AT&T offer multi-gig fiber plans, but most households don’t need this much speed.

ProviderPriceSpeedRating*View on provider site
Windstream$39.99–$169.99/mo.†*100–2,000Mbps3.6View Plans
EarthLink$49.95–$189.95/mo.10–5,000Mbps3.3View Plans
Spectrum$49.99–$89.99/mo.§
for 12 mos.
300–1,000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.7View Plans
AT&T$55.00–$250.00/mo.||#**25–5,000Mbps3.9View Plans
Google Fiber$70.00–$100.00/mo.§§1,000–2,000Mbps4.3View Plans
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Internet Deals and Promotions in Charlotte, NC

ProviderAvailable DealView on Provider’s Site
AT&T Enter your address with AT&T Fiber to find deals and gift card promotions in your area.Get the Deal
Spectrum Sign up for Spectrum One and get Spectrum internet with speeds up to 300Mbps, free Advanced Wifi, and one Unlimited Mobile line free for 12 months.Get the Deal
EarthLink New Earthlink fiber customers can get a gift card worth up to $200 plus unlimited data and free router rental.Get the Deal
Windstream Get a $100 Kinetic MasterCard® Prepaid Card when you sign up for a qualifying high-speed internet plan in certain areas.

New Kinetic DSL customers can get $10 off their $50 bill every month for the first 12 months. Offer ends August 21, 2024.

Save an additional $20 per month when you combine a new Kinetic Fiber Internet plan with any new or existing AT&T Wireless plan.
Get the Deal
Google Fiber Get gigabit speeds with no data caps and free installation for $70 per month.Get the Deal
Hughesnet Save up to $25 every month in your first year of service. Plus, get free professional installation and receive a $100 Prepaid Mastercard® via rebate. Deal ends July 15, 2024.Get the Deal
Viasat Get free installation when you sign up for a qualifying home internet plan.Get the Deal

Which internet providers in Charlotte are the fastest?

AT&T and EarthLink have the fastest internet in town, with fiber speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. Google Fiber and Windstream are your second best bet, with speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. Spectrum’s cable internet doesn’t go above a gigabit in download speed.

ProviderTypeSpeedRating*View on provider's site
AT&TDSL, fiberUp to 5,000Mbps3.9View Plans
EarthLinkDSL, fiberUp to 5,000Mbps3.3View Plans
Google FiberFiberUp to 2,000Mbps4.3View Plans
WindstreamDSL, fiberUp to 2,000Mbps3.6View Plans
SpectrumCable, fiberUp to 1,000Mbps3.7View Plans

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Which internet providers have fiber in Charlotte?

There are five major fiber internet providers in the Charlotte area. AT&T is your top national fiber internet pick for overall customer satisfaction based on our latest customer satisfaction survey. It ranks fourth in speed, too, surpassing EarthLink, Spectrum (yes, it has fiber), and Windstream.

Google Fiber is a regional fiber internet provider that outranks them all. It has high marks in every category in our survey, ranging from speed to customer service. You simply can’t go wrong with Google Fiber if you can get it, but AT&T and Spectrum are great fiber options, too.

ProviderSpeedRating*View on provider site
AT&T25–5,000Mbps3.9View Plans
EarthLink100–5,000Mbps3.3View Plans
Google Fiber1,000–2,000Mbps4.3View Plans
Windstream1,000–2,000Mbps3.6View Plans
Spectrum300–1,000Mbps3.7View Plans

Frequently Asked Questions

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Charlotte residential internet coverage

AT&T, Google Fiber, and Spectrum are the largest internet providers in Charlotte.

AT&T has the fastest fiber in Charlotte, with speeds ranging from 300 Mbps to 5,000 Mbps. AT&T also offers slower DSL internet plans that use existing telephone lines—with speeds up to 100 Mbps. AT&T’s service area covers most of the city and surrounding areas, from Highland Creek all the way down to Ballantyne and Provincetowne.

Google Fiber is the second fastest internet provider in the area. Its fiber connections reach up to 1,000 Mbps or 2,000 Mbps, depending on the plan.

EarthLink is another fiber internet provider, but its coverage isn’t quite as widespread as AT&T. Its DSL internet plans top out at 80 Mbps, while its fiber services support up to 5,000 Mbps.

Windstream rounds out the fiber providers list supporting up to 2,000 Mbps. Like EarthLink, its availability isn’t as widespread as AT&T. Windstream is primarily in eastern communities like Villa Heights, Idlewild, East Forest, Providence Crossing, and Piper Glen Estates.

Spectrum is a cable and fiber internet provider with a larger footprint than AT&T in the Charlotte area. Top speeds range from 300 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps. Plus, customers can take advantage of Spectrum’s WiFi hotspots scattered throughout the city.

Finally, Viasat and Hughesnet provide satellite internet to areas where landlines can’t reach. They’re also a good alternative if you’re not happy with the land-based providers. Satellite internet is slower and more expensive, however.

Highest-rated internet service providers in Charlotte

AT&T is your highest-ranking national fiber internet provider in the area based on our latest customer satisfaction survey, placing fourth out of 15 national internet providers for overall satisfaction. Google Fiber is another great pick for fiber internet, although it ranks on a regional level, so our survey doesn’t compare it with AT&T. Spectrum (7th) may have some fiber somewhere in Charlotte along with Windstream (10th).

Spectrum appears to be your only national cable internet provider in Charlotte. It ranks sixth in speed satisfaction based on our survey, falling a few notches behind AT&T. Spectrum also ranks seventh in reliability and customer satisfaction, and eighth in price satisfaction— presumable due to the slight price hikes after 12 months. AT&T and Google Fiber don’t raise their prices after a year.

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Summary of Charlotte 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
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 5000 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for Google Fiber
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Windstream DSL 2000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Windstream
Easy Internet Now Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.5/5
Upstream Network Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A View Plans for Upstream Network
Pineville Communication Systems DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A View Plans for Pineville Communication Systems
Hotwire Communications Fiber 10000 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for Hotwire Communications

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 Charlotte

Spectrum

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Curtis P | 07-09-2024

This is the worst service I have ever had in my life. The internet goes out every week atleast once. I have been disconnected from games, interviews, and much more on a regular basis. Would not recommend to anyone if you like steady and consistent service

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Kole P | 07-02-2024

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Worst internet with outages almost every week, sometimes twice a week. Takes hours or almost a whole day to repair and then they will always tell you oh we fixed it super fast (less than 4 hours) so you will not receive credit. Best part when they say that usually it was out 6+ hours. Scammy Lying company

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Fabian M | 06-27-2024

They have poor customer service when it comes to billing questions and fraud protection.

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