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Internet providers in Raleigh, NC

1. AT&T
69% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
2. Spectrum
63% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

3. Google Fiber
70% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
8000Mbps

Free installation. Mesh Wi-Fi included. No Contracts.

4. EarthLink
93% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(110)

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

5. Frontier
99% available in Raleigh
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

6. T-Mobile Home Internet
68% available in Raleigh
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

7. Brightspeed.
76% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Ltd avail/areas. 2000 Mbps not avail in all areas.

8. Ting
54% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Ting Internet customers can bundle unlimited mobile for just $10/month per line.

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

User Rating(16)
10. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Raleigh
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
11. Premise Wireless
22% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
12. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
13. PogoZone
81% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Spectrum
63% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

2. Frontier
43% available in Raleigh
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
Speeds may vary

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

3. Ting
54% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Ting Internet customers can bundle unlimited mobile for just $10/month per line.

4. Earthlink Business
85% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get started with a $500 gift card today.

5. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Raleigh
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
6. Premise Wireless
22% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. MCNC
36% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Ooma
50% available in Raleigh
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
9. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
10. PogoZone
81% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Raleigh
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
47% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. Tello Mobile
53% available in Raleigh
Connection:
Mobile
Tello Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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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 Raleigh

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

Average starting price
$84.37/mo

Average speed
184.9 Mbps

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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.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Raleigh

Average download speed
184.9 Mbps

Average upload speed
94.5 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
25.36 ms

Average jitter
25.23 ms

 

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Learn more about T-Mobile Home Internet

Learn more about Brightspeed.

Learn more about Ting

Learn more about Verizon Home Internet

Learn more about Easy Internet Now

Learn more about Premise Wireless

Learn more about Hotwire Communications

Learn more about PogoZone

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Summary of Raleigh internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
Google Fiber Fiber 8000 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for Google Fiber
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Frontier DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Brightspeed. Fiber 2000 Mbps 3.3/5 View Plans for Brightspeed.
Ting Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for Ting
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Easy Internet Now Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.5/5
Premise Wireless Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A View Plans for Premise Wireless
Hotwire Communications Fiber 10000 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for Hotwire Communications
PogoZone Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 5.0/5 View Plans for PogoZone

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

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on internet providers in Raleigh.

Google Fiber

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Barrett P | 06-17-2024

Our service for a number or residents in our building went down a week ago. Our service is still down with no ETA when it will be fixed. We may be down for weeks which in today's day and time is unacceptable.

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Spectrum

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Lauren O | 09-27-2023

Service out half the week every week, refuse to send technicians out again after one diagnosed issue as outside connection and setup at apartment building. Will not offer bill credits for multiple days documented with service out. Will harass with 10+ calls a day if you refuse to pay for their services not rendered.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4 No 1

Spectrum

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JK L | 08-15-2023

Writing a review to commend Julian D. at Spectrum, servicing RDU, for being the epitome of the best customer service you can ask for. Full disclosure, I wrote in to fix an improper bill, which in and of itself wasn't a world-ending issue, but he helped me with several other things including a phone line that I had been looking at anyway. I had a downed powerline in the middle of our conversation. He called me back a total of three times to check in, let me know he was working on it, etc. I have stuck with Spectrum despite some pricing complaints because their customer service has been significantly better than any company I've worked with before, and Julian has been the best person I've worked with yet. He deserves a shoutout at their next company all-hands or equivalent. Thanks for your help and for (very) clearly answering the 50 questions I had about pricing, contracts, resolving my bill, etc. You're why I've stuck with this company. Promote and/or pay him more. You'd be an idiot to lose him.

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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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Spectrum

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Charity S | 03-19-2014

I wouldn't recommend TWC internet service to my worst enemy. I have had nothing but headaches dealing with this company. I love the cable service that TWC offers, but I really can't deal with the internet service. This company has way too many service interruptions with it's internet service.

Was this review helpful? Yes 170 No 26

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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