Internet providers in Durham, NC

1. AT&T
92% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Spectrum
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. CenturyLink
78% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Self installation available 

4. Frontier
89% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Limited Offers. Contact-Free Guided Installations Only

5. EarthLink
12% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Viasat
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. HughesNet
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
1. Megapath
28% available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
2. Frontier
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Limited Offers. Contact-Free Guided Installations Only

3. Viasat
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. HughesNet
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
5. MCNC
Available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. AT&T Wireless
Available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating Info
2. T-Mobile
Available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating Info
3. Verizon Wireless
Available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating Info

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5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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AT&T vs. Spectrum

AT&T is perfect for those who need affordable high-speed packages. Spectrum keeps things simple by offering three high-speed Internet packages.

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Spectrum vs. Frontier

Order Spectrum internet for a satisfying customer experience. For a faster internet connection, pick FiOS from Frontier.

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Centurylink vs. Spectrum

Get CenturyLink for fast speeds at affordable rates. Order Spectrum for reliable service that delivers high customer satisfaction.

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What is the best internet provider in Durham?

Internet Provider Types in Durham


Cable

100%
Coverage


DSL

1%
Coverage


Fiber

1%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Durham


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
Durham
91%
North Carolina
79%
USA

Durham Residential Internet Coverage

The northern city of Durham lies near the border that North Carolina shares with Virginia. With over 250,000 residents, this growing metropolis has many national and local internet service companies that bring consistent coverage to residents and businesses.

Through Centurylink Prism, a small part of Durham can access fiber internet. This network is expanding, but currently serves the southwestern neighborhoods of Blands and Farrington. CenturyLink has an identical DSL network.

AT&T offers both fiber coverage and DSL coverage to Durham. Some places have access to one or the other, while others fall within both networks. AT&T service is primarily available in the outer edges of Durham; central neighborhoods like Joyland, Oak Grove, and Gorman are not in the AT&T network. However, AT&T does bring internet to outlying neighborhoods like Rougemont, Fox Run, Huckleberry Spring, and Bethesda.

National provider Frontier Communications has a huge service area that reaches the entirety of Durham. The same is true for Time Warner Cable, one of the largest cable providers in this area.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Durham

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Spectrum offers Internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

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Summary of Durham internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 940 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
CenturyLink Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.0/5
Frontier Fiber 940 Mbps 1.5/5
EarthLink Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5

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 Durham

Frontier

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Adnane Y | 12-09-2018

a way too may disconnection all the time . bad service too.

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Spectrum

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Trevor K | 05-04-2017

By far the worst customer service company I've ever dealt with. It's unfortunate the few places I've lived only offer their service for internet. Every time I have to deal with them something goes wrong and a technician has to be sent to my address 3 - 5 days later. If you have any other options I would recommend going elsewhere.

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Willem P | 02-07-2017

I have been with Time Warner on and off for over 10 years. They constantly raise the price every few months. I used to have all my services via TW but have cut or reduced them one by one until I'm now down to basic internet. And now they've raised that price by $10. For my location they are really my only dependable option so I'm stuck.

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