Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia – Population 2,569,213
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News – Population 1,728,733
Raleigh – Population 1,362,540
The largest metro area in North Carolina is Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia with a population of 2,569,213.00. This is followed by the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metro area, with a population of 1,728,733.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.
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92% get DSL
92% get Cable
34% get Fiber
100% get Satellite
Broadband government information
The e-NC Authority will continue to track broadband policy issues for the state, educate state leaders about broadband usage and deployment, serve as a technical resource to state organizations, preserve partnerships with local level broadband technology programs and the Indian Commission, and maintain strong relationships with broadband Internet service providers.
NC Internet news
As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.