Internet providers in Raleigh, NC

1. AT&T
99% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Spectrum
99% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. CenturyLink
84% available in Raleigh
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Self installation available 

4. EarthLink
97% available in Raleigh
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Frontier
17% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Limited Offers. Contact-Free Guided Installations Only

6. Viasat
99% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. HughesNet
99% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
8. Star Telephone Membership Corporation
Available in Raleigh
1. Frontier
28% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Limited Offers. Contact-Free Guided Installations Only

2. Viasat
99% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Megapath
28% available in Raleigh
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. HughesNet
99% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
5. MCNC
1% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Star Telephone Membership Corporation
Available in Raleigh
1. Verizon Wireless
Available in Raleigh
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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

User Rating Info
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Raleigh
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating Info

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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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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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Spectrum vs. Frontier

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

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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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What is the best internet provider in Raleigh?

Internet Provider Types in Raleigh


Cable

100%
Coverage


DSL

93%
Coverage


Fiber

1%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Raleigh


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
Raleigh
91%
North Carolina
79%
USA

Raleigh Residential Internet Coverage

The centrally located city of Raleigh is home to many local national internet service providers. Fiber is currently growing in availability in Raleigh.

Centurylink Prism has a fiber network that covers select central and southern neighborhoods, including Hillsborough, Wade, Glenwood, and Falls of Neuse. This is the same service area for CenturyLink DSL coverage.

Through AT&T, residents and businesses have access to DSL, fiber internet, or both. Coverage is available in all of Raleigh, extending well beyond the city limits in all directions.

Frontier Communications offers high-speed coverage to a small area in northwest Raleigh, which includes the areas surrounding the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Via Time Warner Cable, any of Raleigh_s neighborhoods can access speedy cable internet. Service runs through the neighborhoods of East Raleigh, Six Forks, Mordecai, and Five Points.

Lastly, the Star Telephone Membership Corporation is currently restricted to a small part of eastern Raleigh, primarily the southeastern quarter of the city.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Raleigh

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Spectrum offers Internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

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Summary of Raleigh internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 940 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 2.0/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
Frontier Fiber 940 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Star Telephone Membership Corporation DSL 6 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 Raleigh

Spectrum

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Stephanie M | 11-09-2018

Verified User

Spectrum internet is slow on a good day, and non-existent on a bad day (i.e., most days). Our internet goes out at least ten times a day (I notice because I work from home). Even when using an Ethernet cable, the internet manages not to work. I have tried calling customer service and was only able to reach a recording. When I selected the "Have a representative call me back" option, I was called back promptly, before being "transferred"--to a busy signal. Every time I go to Walmart I am harassed by Spectrum employees asking who my internet provider is. I tell them, "You guys. And we hate it." After trying all the options available to get what we pay for, we're still being charged for a service that works maybe 40% of the time. If we had any other option, we'd take it. Horrible, horrible provider with equally ridiculous "customer service"--if "service" can even apply to a recording.

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AT&T

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Dana L | 12-16-2015

My internet service is good, but they are continuously going up on the price without any added value. I'm looking to find something less expensive for the same service.

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Spectrum

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Crystal P | 06-19-2015

The service and speed of my internet is great. I wish the pricing was a little lower. But I would recommend to others.

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