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There are 81 home TV and internet providers and 125 business providers across all of South Carolina. 83.6% of homes can get more than one wired (cable, DSL, fiber) internet provider, which is below average (#27 out of 52, including Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.). Competition is generally good for the customer, which means internet in South Carolina is more likely to offer competitive speeds or prices. All home internet providers are listed below.

South Carolina Internet Service Providers

Internet Provider State Coverage Link
AT&T 59.6% Visit site
Spectrum 58.2% Visit site
Comporium 14.3% Visit site
Horry Telephone Cooperative 13.8% Visit site
XFINITY (Comcast) 13.1% Visit site
Frontier Communications 7.3% Visit site
Farmers Telephone Cooperative 5.5% Visit site
WoW Cable 5.4% Visit site
Hargray 4.9% Visit site
CenturyLink 4.4% Visit site

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Internet Provider State Coverage Link
Home Telecom 4.2% Visit site
Windstream 3.4% Visit site
Northland Communications 3% Visit site
Atlantic Broadband 2.8% Visit site
Truvista 1.4% Visit site
PBT Telecom 1.3% N/A
Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative 1.3% Visit site
Electronics Service Company 1.2% Visit site
Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative 0.8% Visit site
West Carolina Communications 0.8% Visit site
Sandhill Telephone Cooperative 0.7% Visit site
TDS 0.6% Visit site
Fairfield Communications 0.6% Visit site
Chesnee Communications 0.6% Visit site
CarolinaConnect Cooperative 0.5% Visit site
NTInet 0.4% Visit site
OneTone Telecom 0.3% Visit site
Southern Coastal Cable 0.3% Visit site
Sandhill Connextions 0.3% Visit site
Skyrunner <.1% Visit site
Birch Communications <.1% Visit site
Hotwire Communications <.1% Visit site
Direct Communications Cedar Valley <.1% Visit site
US Cellular <.1% Visit site
GeoLinks <.1% Visit site

12.7% of South Carolinians have only 1 wired provider connected to their block. 4.1% have no options at their homes except for satellite internet. This places South Carolina as the 25th most connected state.

Internet Provider Types

95.9% of South Carolina homes can get some type of internet. The table below shows which types of service are available.

Internet Type % of South Carolina
Fiber 18.8%
Cable 86.0%
DSL 86.6%
Fixed Wireless 2.4%

South Carolina Internet Speeds

We measure two different types of max speeds. The first is a measure of the fastest speed a home could get for any price. For South Carolina the average is 28.4 Mbps. This measure puts South Carolina #39 out of 52 in the US.

Download Speed % of South Carolina
.1 to 5 Mbps 1.3%
6 to 10 Mbps 1.9%
11 to 20 Mbps 2.4%
21 to 30 Mbps 2.8%
31 to 75 Mbps 3.8%
76 to 100 Mbps 30.3%
101 to 250 Mbps 8.2%
251 to 500 Mbps 24.6%
501 to 999 Mbps 4.7%
1 Gbps or more 16.3%

Our second measure of speed is the actual average speed in Mbps for all South Carolinians. Real-world average speeds in South Carolina are about 28.4 Mbps, meaning South Carolina ranks #17 out of 52.

Detailed Internet Data by City

DecisionData has obsessively collected and calculated the most comprehensive data for ISPs (internet service providers) in South Carolina. Click on a city to view detailed information including speeds by provider by city and much more.

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