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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 ProviderState CoverageLink
AT&T59.6%Visit site
Spectrum58.2%Visit site
Comporium14.3%Visit site
Horry Telephone Cooperative13.8%Visit site
XFINITY (Comcast)13.1%Visit site
Frontier Communications7.3%Visit site
Farmers Telephone Cooperative5.5%Visit site
WoW Cable5.4%Visit site
Hargray4.9%Visit site
CenturyLink4.4%Visit site

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Internet ProviderState CoverageLink
Home Telecom4.2%Visit site
Windstream3.4%Visit site
Northland Communications3%Visit site
Atlantic Broadband2.8%Visit site
Truvista1.4%Visit site
PBT Telecom1.3%N/A
Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative1.3%Visit site
Electronics Service Company1.2%Visit site
Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative0.8%Visit site
West Carolina Communications0.8%Visit site
Sandhill Telephone Cooperative0.7%Visit site
TDS0.6%Visit site
Fairfield Communications0.6%Visit site
Chesnee Communications0.6%Visit site
CarolinaConnect Cooperative0.5%Visit site
NTInet0.4%Visit site
OneTone Telecom0.3%Visit site
Southern Coastal Cable0.3%Visit site
Sandhill Connextions0.3%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
Fiber18.8%
Cable86.0%
DSL86.6%
Fixed Wireless2.4%

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 Mbps1.3%
6 to 10 Mbps1.9%
11 to 20 Mbps2.4%
21 to 30 Mbps2.8%
31 to 75 Mbps3.8%
76 to 100 Mbps30.3%
101 to 250 Mbps8.2%
251 to 500 Mbps24.6%
501 to 999 Mbps4.7%
1 Gbps or more16.3%

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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