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North Carolina Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in NC

^ An estimated 6,312,490 North Carolina residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

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Internet Availability in NC

^ Collectively (all cities), 72% of all North Carolina residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 40th in the nation [2].

NC Internet Access

North Carolina Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in North Carolina

  • Median Landline Internet speeds in NC [3]
    • Median download speed: 6.37 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 2.64 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 14.57 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 5.96 Mb/s

Landline Internet Speed: North Carolina vs. the U.S.

How North Carolina landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in North Carolina

  • Median Wireless Internet speeds in NC [3]
    • Median download speed: 2.89 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 0.72 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 8.01 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 1.4 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Speed: North Carolina vs. the U.S.

How North Carolina wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in North Carolina

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in NC

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Cable Modem50 Mb/s - 100 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Other Copper Wireline3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Asymmetric DSL10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in NC

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s1.5 Mb/s - 3 Mb/s
Wireless6 Mb/s - 10 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Wireless3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s

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North Carolina Internet Statistics

North Carolina Internet Connectivity

North Carolina: 66.2% of residents are connected, with 24.9% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in North Carolina


  • North Carolina Internet Connectivity [1]
    • It is estimated that 6,312,490 North Carolina residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, or elsewhere, or they are connected at multiple locations.
    • It is estimated that 3,222,993 North Carolina residents are not connected to the Internet at all. This includes not being connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • North Carolina Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 6,865,548 North Carolina residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in North Carolina

North Carolina: The median household income is $51,801; and 17% of households are below poverty level [6].


North Carolina Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

North Carolina Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in NC, median download speeds are 0.65 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 2.07 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in NC [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 5.99 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.77 Mb/s - 12.07 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 0.47 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.35 Mb/s - 0.91 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in NC [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 2.89 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 0.97 Mb/s - 8.01 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 0.72 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.35 Mb/s - 1.4 Mb/s

North Carolina Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of North Carolina [1]: 66.2% of NC residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 66.2% mark ranks North Carolina 41st in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 26.6% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 4.7% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 10% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 24.9% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 33.8% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • North Carolina Internet Availability [2]
    • 72% of NC residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks North Carolina 40th in the country.

North Carolina Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in NC, median download speeds are 13.98 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 1.56 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in NC [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 9.35 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 3.13 Mb/s - 25.77 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 6.57 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 2.02 Mb/s - 15.3 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in NC [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 3.77 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.47 Mb/s - 5.86 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 0.87 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.41 Mb/s - 1.68 Mb/s

Additional information about North Carolina

About North Carolina

North Carolina has a population of approximately 9,535,483, which ranks 8th in the U.S. among all states. [6]

NC Internet Access

More about North Carolina Internet Access

For more information about North Carolina Internet Service Providers, or for additional resources regarding NC Internet service overall, visit NC Department of Commerce .

More About North Carolina

Of all residents in North Carolina, 79% have a high school diploma or higher, and 24% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

North Carolina Cities

References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau