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Internet providers in Durham, NC

1. AT&T
45% available in Durham
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
73% available in Durham
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 Durham
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
4. Google Fiber
69% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
8000Mbps

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

5. Frontier
99% available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

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

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

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

User Rating(417)

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

8. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Durham
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
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. Spectrum
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2. Frontier
99% available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

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

3. Earthlink Business
54% available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Durham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

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

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

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

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
70% available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
100% available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G 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 Durham

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

Average starting price
$82.73/mo

Average speed
163.8 Mbps

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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.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Durham

Average download speed
163.79 Mbps

Average upload speed
59.95 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
26.11 ms

Average jitter
22.89 ms

 

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Summary of Durham 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
Google Fiber Fiber 8000 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for Google Fiber
Frontier DSL & 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
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

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 6 No 1

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 7 No 1

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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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 104 No 3

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Fred F | 04-27-2015

At the end of our initial promotional rate, TWC voluntarily sent a letter requesting us to remain with them until Feb. next year by offering us a new and acceptable promo rate. After one month they jacked our bill up by one third more. I spent over two hours on the phone with their "customer no-service" agents and no one could explain the increase or even correct the issue. I was promised a call from complaint escalations but I never received that call...... Avoid TWC at all costs! There is no customer support with the ability to do anything but sell you more products. When you call they will try to wear you down into submission and even try to blame you for any false charges. They have not learned anything about providing better customer service, even after the Comcast/TWC merge was denied based on their poor track record. It's like buying a new shiny car that the dealer refuses to warranty....and charges you more than you agreed on! If they haven't taken you yet as a customer, they will. So watch out!

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Spectrum

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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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