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Internet providers in Durham, NC

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1. Google Fiber
62% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

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2. AT&T
54% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

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3. Spectrum
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

4. EarthLink
54% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(69)

Ranked #1 by HighSpeedInternet.com customer satisfaction for 2021 & 2022

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

User Rating(14)
6. Frontier
94% available in Durham
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
Speeds may vary
7. Brightspeed
99% available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps
8. HughesNet
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Geo Satellite & Satellite
Download speeds up to
50Mbps

User Rating(220)

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9. Viasat
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. T-Mobile Home Internet
79% available in Durham
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps
11. ispMint
99% available in Durham
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
12. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Durham
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
13. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
14. PogoZone
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. Spectrum
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

2. Frontier
99% available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
3. HughesNet
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Geo Satellite & Satellite
Download speeds up to
50Mbps

User Rating(220)

Order now and receive a $100 Prepaid Card via rebate (terms apply). Offer expires 11/13/23

4. Viasat
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. ispMint
99% available in Durham
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
6. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Durham
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
7. Ooma
50% available in Durham
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
8. MCNC
31% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
10. PogoZone
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. Verizon Wireless
Available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
2. AT&T Wireless
Available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
3. Mint
Available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
4. Visible
Available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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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

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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.

Read more about AT&T vs. Spectrum

Spectrum vs. Frontier

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

Read more about Spectrum vs. Frontier

Hughesnet vs. Viasat

Get low prices on satellite internet with HughesNet. Order Viasat for superior speeds and newer technology.

Read more about Hughesnet vs. Viasat

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What is the best internet provider in Durham?

Internet Provider Types in Durham


Cable

100%
Coverage


DSL

94%
Coverage


Fiber

59%
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
88%
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

Hotwire Communications offers internet at speeds up to 10000 Mbps

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

Easy Internet Now offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

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Summary of Durham internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Google Fiber Fiber 2000 Mbps 4.5/5
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
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Frontier DSL N/A 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
Brightspeed DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 1.0/5 View Plans for Brightspeed
HughesNet Geo Satellite & Satellite 50 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for HughesNet
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
ispMint DSL 100 Mbps 4.5/5
Easy Internet Now Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.5/5
Hotwire Communications Fiber 10000 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for Hotwire Communications
PogoZone Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps 5.0/5 View Plans for PogoZone

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

Spectrum

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Tameika H | 08-16-2023

The customer service is terrible rude and need training on effective listening. I’m unsure why customer service is in their feelings. I subscribe to Spectrum 2017 for TV/internet/phone. I have had constant outages (in out) for months. Spectrum service have and continue unable to fix the multiple problems. From nationwide outages to service outage every other day . We was told we would get a credit and you will not believe it was 2.69. WHAT A JOKE . So they sent me a text email about applying a credit and get this they never applied it until I called today about and all I got was I’m apologize for the credit not being applied from two statements. I had to pay extra money for services had to buy outside of my spectrum services, because I still had to work and couldn’t because of spectrum outage. I told them I need a full month credit. They only came up with 114.01 for services that was out over 4 weeks. All this money I pay, what a shame. Im leaving this company for good . Customer sucks, management is terrible, and the value of the customer is a joke. I requested a month of services because it’s justified based on my experience, how long I’ve been with this company, and all these outages. I think The FCC need to look at this Practices and the amount we paying for services not rendered . That’s next up . Run from Spectrum it’s not worth your money!

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Frontier

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Bob O | 05-26-2022

total Lies and obfuscation. Does not deliver service speeds paid for. Always blames customer.

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Spectrum

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Maria M | 02-22-2022

been a customer with TWC/Spectrum for over 20 years, and they are prices are very high compared to competition. they would not come down in price on my current package, would only reduce monthly fee but removing features from my package. internet is spotty on many occasions, and cable rarely allow me to watch programs, and it would be not available at that time. If you can get internet/cable with another company, I highly suggest. They do not care about customer loyalty

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