Internet providers in
Durham, NC

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How much internet speed do I need?

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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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.

 
1. CenturyLink
Available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
45Mbps
2. AT&T
Available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Frontier
Available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
115Mbps
4. Spectrum
Available in Durham
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Viasat
Available in Durham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. CenturyLink
Available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
45Mbps
2. AT&T
Available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Frontier
Available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
115Mbps
4. Spectrum
Available in Durham
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Viasat
Available in Durham
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Megapath
Available in Durham
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
7. MCNC
Available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Level 3 Communications
Available in Durham
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
Lendio
Sponsored
At least 6 months in business &
monthly revenue of $8k?
1. AT&T
Available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Durham
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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Centurylink vs. Spectrum

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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AT&T vs. Spectrum

AT&T vs. Spectrum

AT&T is perfect for those who need affordable high-speed packages. Spectrum keeps things simple by offering just one high-speed internet package.

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Spectrum vs. Frontier

Spectrum vs. Frontier

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

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What is the best internet provider in Durham?

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.

Internet Provider types in Durham


Cable

100%
Coverage

DSL

1%
Coverage

Fiber

1%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Durham,NC


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
100%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
100%
Durham
79%
USA

Summary of Durham Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
CenturyLinkDSL & Fiber45 Mbps2.5/5
AT&TDSL & Fiber1000 Mbps3.0/5
FrontierDSL & Fiber115 Mbps2.0/5
SpectrumCable & Fiber1000 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Durham

Spectrum

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Trevor Krumm|2017-05-04

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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Spectrum

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Willem Pet|2017-02-07

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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Spectrum

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Fred Frye|2015-04-27

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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