Charlotte Residential Internet Coverage
Home to everything from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the Billy Graham Library, Charlotte is a great place to live and work. You can’t do much of either these days without high-speed internet, and Charlotte has several great options from some of the best internet providers in the nation.
The two big cable and internet providers in Charlotte are AT&T and Spectrum. AT&T offers both DSL and fiber internet in Charlotte, and the service covers most of the city and surrounding areas, from Highland Creek all the way down to Ballantyne and Provincetowne. AT&T provides some of the fastest home internet in Charlotte and is also a reliable choice for business internet.
Spectrum covers an even larger area than AT&T, providing internet and cable to the entire metro area. The speeds are fast and the TV service is reliable with a good channel selection. Spectrum customers can also take advantage of wireless internet around Charlotte in the form of free Wi-Fi hotspots. Spectrum also offers affordable internet options for low-income households through its Spectrum Internet Assist program. (See the FAQ section above to learn how to qualify).
If you’re looking for a smaller Internet Service Provider in Charlotte, you can find Windstream in eastern communities like Villa Heights, Idlewild, East Forest, Providence Crossing, and Piper Glen Estates.
RST Fiber provides fiber internet to the southern parts of Charlotte, including Eagle Lake and Olde Whitehall. Comporium Communications can be found in neighborhoods like Harbor House and Yorkshire.
Lastly, Google Fiber provides gigabit internet service (1,000 Mbps) in Charlotte, so if you want to give the much-hyped Google internet service a try, you can. They also offer bundles with internet and TV that come with over 150 HD channels.
An honorable mention goes to Viasat, which offers nationwide satellite internet. Viasat is usually a good option for people in rural areas who don’t have faster alternatives. But if you don’t like the other options in your neighborhood, it might be something to look into. Just know that it tends to be more expensive for the speed you get than providers like AT&T or Spectrum.
Highest-Rated Internet Service Providers in Charlotte
When it comes to customer satisfaction, the best internet service providers in Charlotte are EarthLink, AT&T, and Spectrum, with Kinetic by Windstream coming close behind. In our 2020 customer satisfaction survey, EarthLink ranked first for overall satisfaction, while AT&T landed in sixth and Spectrum landed in seventh. EarthLink ranked first in almost every category, while AT&T landed among the top five in speed and installation and setup. Spectrum ranked around the same as AT&T in many categories, but it offers wider coverage around the city.
Fastest Internet Service Providers in Charlotte
AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Windstream offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps