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Best internet providers in Holly Springs, North Carolina

Ting and Brightspeed are the two best internet providers in Holly Springs. Ting is a popular local company with the broadest fiber coverage in the city. Brightspeed took over CenturyLink’s DSL and fiber offerings in some areas of North Carolina and plans to build out its fiber service in the area. If you live at an address without fiber coverage, Spectrum offers fast cable service in over 95% of Holly Springs.

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  • Plans starting at $19.00 - $89.00
  • Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 1000 Mbps

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  • Plans starting at $50.00 - $100.00
  • Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 940 Mbps

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  • Plans starting at $29.99 - $169.97
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Upload speeds up to 35 Mbps

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How we rank internet providers
We have a robust rating system to score internet service providers overall, but the quality of service could vary city to city. When narrowing down the best providers specific to Holly Springs, we considered factors like availability, value, performance, and customer experience. We source information directly from the ISP's themselves, the FCC, and first-hand insights from residents of Holly Springs.
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Updated 5/8/23

Our top 3 ISP choices in Holly Springs, NC

Ting, Brightspeed, and Spectrum are the best choices for internet in Holly Springs.

#1: Ting internet

Ting is a local provider with fiber service to over 60% of Holly Springs. It has an extremely positive reputation in the area for consistent speeds and helpful customer service. If you can get Ting, its gig plan offers plenty of speed for most households. Just skip the 5 Mbps plan, which is just about unusable, even for a single user.

#2: Brightspeed internet

After taking over for CenturyLink’s fiber coverage in fall 2022, Brightspeed offers fiber service to Holly Springs residents, including some areas Ting doesn’t reach yet. Brightspeed has plans at 200 Mbps or 500 Mbps on top of its gig plan for people who want more options than they can get from Ting. You can also find DSL from Brightspeed, but we don’t recommend it if you can get cable or fiber.

Note that you’ll see Brightspeed’s coverage area listed under CenturyLink on our map. Because we receive data from the FCC, it hasn’t yet been updated to reflect the service transition.

Read our full Brightspeed internet review.

#3: Spectrum internet

Spectrum is the consistent internet stalwart in Holly Springs—you can get it basically everywhere. Its highest download speed is as fast as what Ting or Brightspeed offer, and it also has some budget plans for people who want lower speeds at cheaper prices.

Read our full Spectrum internet review.

All internet providers in Holly Springs

AT&T has some very limited fiber coverage on the outskirts of Holly Springs. If you can get it, AT&T is our top-rated internet service provider overall. Outside of AT&T, your options become more limited: either fixed wireless or satellite. Fixed wireless providers T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Cellular aren’t as fast or as reliable as either cable or fiber internet, but you might be able to get some discounts if you already use any of these providers for cell service.

We don’t generally recommend satellite internet from Starlink, Viasat, or HughesNet. It’s sometimes the best option for rural areas, but with Spectrum’s high coverage in Holly Springs, you almost definitely have faster, cheaper choices.

Fastest internet providers in Holly Springs

Ting, Brightspeed, and Spectrum all offer gig speeds in Holly Springs. Because Ting and Brightspeed are fiber providers, they can provide upload speeds that match their download speeds, while Spectrum’s upload speeds max out at around 35 Mbps.

How much speed do you need?

When choosing an internet plan, you want to keep all of your activities running smoothly without paying extra for speeds you don't need. At the bare minimum, you need 25 Mbps to do light browsing on one or two devices. Most households with multiple people and multiple devices will want to look for speeds in the 100–500 Mbps range. Learn how much speed your household needs in our guide to internet speed.
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Cheapest internet providers in Holly Springs

Ting offers the cheapest internet plan in Holly Springs, with its lowest plan just under $20 per month. The download speed is a snail-like 5 Mbps, though, which is basically unusable for most households. Spectrum’s 100 Mbps plan is only about $10 more per month and will work better for most people—just keep an eye out for price hikes, and be prepared to negotiate or swap plans after promo pricing ends.

People who already use Verizon or T-Mobile for cell service can get good deals by bundling home internet with their mobile plan.

Learn more about your options for free and low-cost internet service.

Internet options in nearby cities

Holly Springs is an interesting internet pocket because it’s one of very few spots in the area with significant access to Ting fiber (Fuquay-Varina and Wake Forest being the others). Across the broader Triangle region, AT&T fiber service is much more expansive, and Google Fiber also has a more established infrastructure. Spectrum is the consistent presence across the region—you can get it almost everywhere nearby. See your internet options in these cities:

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What Holly Springs residents are saying on Reddit

We reviewed Reddit threads from Holly Springs and surrounding areas to see local opinions on internet service. The overwhelming opinion was to get Ting if you can get it. There wasn’t much discussion around Brightspeed—likely because the swap over from CenturyLink was so recent. Spectrum has much more of a mixed reputation.

Post by u/djcubicle
What's the internet situation like out in Holly Springs/Fuquay-Varina?

I'll be moving to the area in the next couple months and coming from 40mbps DSL so obviously just about anything will be a major improvement. Does fiber extend out that way?

Most helpful response

Check addresses you're considering on Ting's website. HS here w/ Ting Fiber. CenturyLink iirc has some neighborhoods w/ fiber (there's one by Sugg Park), otherwise Spectrum.


Post by u/Vitamin_Sushi
Anybody else have 5G isp for their home internet (tmobile or verizon)?

Just wondering if anybody else is using any of the 5G home internet providers in the area and what they think about it.

I've got tmobile at the moment and when it first started I was getting some pretty nice speeds (almost up to 200Mbps down), but now it's slowed to a crawl for the past few months (~5mbps down!) and it doesn't have a reliable 5G signal anymore. The rep offered a replacement modem, but that didn't seem to help.

Wondering if I should give verzion home internet a try or just go back to getting gouged by spectrum.

Most helpful response

Spectrum is our main but we added Verizon two years ago. I work at home FT and we have a ton of issues with Spectrum. It's out at least once a week and they claim it's because of old cabling, which is probably accurate but we rarely had an issue before Spectrum took over from Time Warner. My husband and i connect all of our wifi devices (including smart tvs and Roku) only to Verizon wifi and have never lost service. When we lose Spectrum, i disconnect my laptop's hardwire & connect to Verizon wifi, again no issues. Also when the power goes out, we still have internet. We use our generator to power our devices and that's been awesome. I'm not ready to totally give up a traditional connection yet, but we do actually like the Verizon service a lot. It's been reliable for us. For reference, we're west Raleigh near Cary and we rarely have any issues with Verizon wireless in our area.

Post by u/xarathion
Ting Internet?

Recently moved from Raleigh to Wake Forest. Noticed two Ting trucks on my street the other day, and looked them up. Gigabit fiber for $90/month. Apparently they're only building out in Wake Forest, Fuquay, and Holly Springs right now.

Anyone have any experience with them? Are they scummy, or have good customer service? I've been with Spectrum forever cuz they're still the best value for my needs, but might finally make the leap to fiber since Google sure as hell isn't gonna build out here.

Most helpful response

I have them in HS. They are by far the best provider around. Service here has only been degraded for about a day or so 1 time in over a year. Problem was an upstream cross connect provider, not them. They immediately gave a credit of $25 and a free pizza from a local shop.

They don’t have the layers of corporate bureaucracy to work through. Simple.

Even during the evening, I can still hit close to 900mbps up and down. Usually around 930/940 during the day. Always faster and more reliable than CenturyLink gigabit fiber.

No caps, no nonsense. Small outside box on the house to couple the fiber from the curb, running a fiber line to a small palm sized gateway modem in your house.

$90 for gig up and down with no caps is an amazing deal at the end of the day regardless of provider.

Post by u/photogeis
Internet Options

My Wife and I have done initial scouting of the area to make the move to Apex, Holly Springs or Fuquay-Varina from NY this summer (insert all NYrs moving to NC joke here).

Anyway, from what I can tell Spectrum and AT&T are the primary internet providers in the area. What is everyone's experience with internet service there? I have Verizon Fios now and disappointed it's not in NC. I really need as good an upload as download speed too, as I support staff remotely with my global company.


Most helpful response

Google Fiber > Spectrum > AT&T (Finding a place with Google fiber will be a treasure hunt though)

We have Spectrum, my husband uses it for school and WFH and we use it for our tv. I think we had issues the first week, they came out and fixed it and we haven’t had to have them out again since. I had to get a newer tv and it’s been great since the update. Sometimes my older Apple cell phone seems to have issues too but his phone doesn’t have issues (his is a newer android).

Internet news and infrastructure in Holly Springs, NC

Holly Springs residents are lucky to have extremely strong internet coverage. Over 85% of the city has access to download speeds of 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) or more. Brightspeed bought out CenturyLink fiber and DSL coverage in more than 20 states, including North Carolina, in fall 2022. (1) After that acquisition, Brightspeed has indicated that it plans to lean into expanding fiber access in its new coverage areas. (2)

In Holly Springs, NC 99% of households can get 100 Mbps, 99% can get 250 Mbps, and 86% can get 1 Gbps.

Frequently asked internet questions in Holly Springs

No, Xfinity doesn’t offer internet service in most of North Carolina. There are some very small areas just along the northern border with Xfinity access, but they are extremely limited. For those looking for cable internet and TV access, Spectrum covers most of North Carolina and is most comparable to Xfinity in terms of overall infrastructure. See how Xfinity and Spectrum compare.

Brightspeed acquired DSL and fiber internet infrastructure from CenturyLink in 20 states in 2022. Pricing and plans remained the same during the transition from CenturyLink to Brightspeed. Customers also didn’t need to change equipment or account numbers.

Ting internet covers over 60% of Holly Springs residents currently, and it’s continuing to grow. You can check if Ting is currently available at your address and sign up for alerts on Ting’s website. If you can’t get Ting but still want fiber internet, see if Brightspeed covers your address.

  1. CenturyLink to Brightspeed: Frequently Asked Questions,” CenturyLink. Accessed 17 March 2023.
  2. Brightspeed becomes 5th largest US ILEC as $7.5B Lumen deal wraps,” Fierce Telecom. Accessed 17 March 2023.
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