As a lifelong resident of the Charlotte area — from Concord to Fort Mill with time spent in University City, Oakhurst and Pineville — I’ve become familiar with the internet providers in the area.
From my experience, there are two primary Charlotte internet providers: AT&T and Spectrum. While both providers present unique pros and cons, AT&T Fiber is the best Charlotte ISP overall. AT&T Fiber is the faster provider, but of the two, Spectrum has a cheaper plan and greater high-speed coverage throughout Charlotte.
AT&T and Spectrum may not be the only available Charlotte internet providers, depending on where you live or are moving to in the QC. Google Fiber, T-Mobile Home Internet and others could offer service at your address and should be considered alongside AT&T and Spectrum. It’s important to fully explore these options to ensure you get the best home internet service for your needs and budget.
Best internet providers in Charlotte
The best Charlotte ISP for your home will come down to what’s available and what you’re looking for. The providers listed below were chosen due to their high availability in the Charlotte area, plan selection, favorable service terms and overall value.
Note: The prices, speeds and features detailed in the article text may differ from those listed in the product detail cards, which represent providers’ national offerings. Your particular internet service options — including prices and speeds — depend on your address and may differ from those detailed here.
AT&T Fiber has the best plan variety and value of any major Charlotte internet provider. The 100% fiber-optic service also offers symmetrical upload and download speeds, a perk you won’t get with cable internet services such as Spectrum.