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Internet providers in Hickory, NC

1. Spectrum
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2. Brightspeed
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Get a $200 prepaid card when you sign up for Brightspeed Fiber!

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

User Rating(14)
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Hickory
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 Hickory
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
6. 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)
2. Hughesnet
99% available in Hickory
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

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

3. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Hickory
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
4. Ooma
50% available in Hickory
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
5. MCNC
4% available in Hickory
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Conterra Networks
23% available in Hickory
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Hickory
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
80% available in Hickory
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Hickory
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 Hickory

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

Average starting price
$68.06/mo

Average speed
85.8 Mbps

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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.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Hickory

Average download speed
85.81 Mbps

Average upload speed
16.81 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
46.92 ms

Average jitter
25.88 ms

 

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Summary of Hickory internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
Brightspeed DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 3.3/5 View Plans for Brightspeed
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
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 1 Mbps N/A View Plans for King Street Wireless

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

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on internet providers in Hickory.

Spectrum

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Thomas J | 03-22-2024

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It's good for cable, wish it was optic fiber

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Spectrum

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Phyllis J | 08-08-2021

Not reliable lose signal many times an hour

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Spectrum

Phyllis J | 08-08-2021

Not reliable lose signal many times an hour

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Spectrum

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Thomas J | 03-22-2024

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It's good for cable, wish it was optic fiber

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