Internet providers in Hickory, NC

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1. AT&T
38% available in Hickory
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
2. Spectrum
99% available in Hickory
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.

3. EarthLink
33% available in Hickory
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating (44)
4. CenturyLink
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

5. HughesNet
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Geo Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)

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6. Viasat
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. King Street Wireless
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1Mbps
1. Spectrum
99% available in Hickory
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. CenturyLink
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

3. HughesNet
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Geo Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)

$300 Mail-in Rebate Offer

4. Viasat
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Ooma
50% available in Hickory
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. MCNC
Available in Hickory
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Conterra Networks
23% available in Hickory
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Hickory
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Hickory
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Hickory
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
4. Mint
Available in Hickory
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
5. Visible
Available in Hickory
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

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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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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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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Hughesnet vs. Viasat

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

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What is the best internet provider in Hickory?

Internet Provider Types in Hickory


Cable

100%
Coverage


DSL

78%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Hickory


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
Hickory
96%
North Carolina
79%
USA

Hickory Residential Internet Coverage

Hickory is home to well-educated, middle-class residents. They work in both blue- and white-collar jobs and work largely in sales and administrative support. Residents are ethnically diverse with nearly 13% of the population of Hispanic or Latino origin. Hickory residents rely on their internet services to connect with the community and advance their careers. 100% of Hickory has access to high-speed internet, compared with 91% of North Carolina.

Charter is the sole cable internet provider in the area, reaching 100% of Hickory homes. DSL is provided by CenturyLink and AT&T. CenturyLink reaches 96% of area residents. AT&T's service reaches 1% of Hickory residents south of Rhodhiss Lake. Time Warner Spectrum offers fiber optics to 1% of residents in the same area.

In addition to the services offered to residents, 1% of businesses can also access fiber optics from Level 3 Communications and MCNC.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Hickory

Spectrum offers Internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

Viasat offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 80 Mbps

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Summary of Hickory internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T DSL 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2.5/5
EarthLink DSL 100 Mbps 2.0/5
CenturyLink DSL 80 Mbps 1.5/5
HughesNet Geo Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 1 Mbps N/A

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 Hickory

Spectrum

Phyllis J | 08-08-2021

Not reliable lose signal many times an hour

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