Best Norwood Internet Service Providers
Norwood, NC has a total of 4 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 4 internet service options in Norwood. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Norwood is Spectrum. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||Windstream||DSL, Fiber||200 Mbps||200 Mbps||94.3%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Norwood NC Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Norwood of 8.17 Mbps are faster than the Stanly County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for North Carolina.
Norwood Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Norwood is 8.17 Mbps. This is 86.1% faster than the Stanly County average and 29.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 95.2% of Stanly County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 35.0% of Stanly County residents
The average internet download speed in Stanly County is 21.38 Mbps based upon 110016 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Norwood is 113.7% faster than the average in North Carolina and 92% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Norwood is 62.21 Mbps based upon 6936 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Norwood residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Spectrum as the top provider for Norwood, North Carolina.
Who has the fastest internet service in Norwood?
Spectrum with a download speed of 940 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Norwood.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Norwood, North Carolina?
The following zip codes were used: 28128
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Norwood internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
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How do the internet speeds in Norwood compare to other cities in North Carolina?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Norwood - Windstream.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Norwood, North Carolina?
Spectrum provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Norwood.
Norwood Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 125+ channels
- Flexible packages
- 85,000 OnDemand titles
- All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app