Internet providers in Hickory, NC

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1. CenturyLink
88% available in Hickory
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

Self installation available 

2. Spectrum
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. EarthLink
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
4. AT&T
11% available in Hickory
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
7. King Street Wireless
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1Mbps
8. North Carolina Wireless
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. Viasat
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
2. HughesNet
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
3. North Carolina Wireless
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. MCNC
Available in Hickory
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Verizon
Available in Hickory
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon
4GLTE

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

User Rating Info
3. AT&T
Available in Hickory
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
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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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 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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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

96%
Coverage


Fiber

1%
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
91%
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 940 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 80 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 50 Mbps

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 50 Mbps

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Summary of Hickory internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
CenturyLink DSL 80 Mbps 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 940 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 50 Mbps 3.5/5
AT&T DSL & Fiber 50 Mbps 3.0/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 1 Mbps N/A
North Carolina Wireless Fixed Wireless 10 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.

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