Hawaii Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Hawaii Internet Facts in 2022

  • Hawaii currently ranks 6th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten Hawaii residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that four in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,850 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Hawaii, 97.7% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 6th among all states (tying with New Jersey).

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Honolulu 99.10%
Maui 96.76%
Hawaii 93.49%
Kauai 92.62%
Kalawao 5.56%
Lowest
Kalawao 5.56%
Kauai 92.62%
Hawaii 93.49%
Maui 96.76%
Honolulu 99.10%

In Hawaii, 58% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 37th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Hawaii

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 88%
  • Without: 12%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 88%
  • Cellular data only: 10%
  • Satellite: 4%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 4%
  • 18-64: 4%
  • 65+ adults: 6%

  • <$20,000: 30%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 16%
  • $75,000+: 6%

  • Black: 1%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: (Unavailable)
  • Asian: 4%
  • Mixed race: 4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5%
  • White: 4%

  • Employed: 5%
  • Unemployed: 8%

  • Less than high school: 10%
  • Some college or associate degree: 5%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Hawaii Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Honolulu 135.2 MBPS 18 Providers
Waipahu 82.9 MBPS 16 Providers
Ewa Beach 78.3 MBPS 13 Providers
Kaneohe 150.0 MBPS 14 Providers
Mililani 156.6 MBPS 15 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Hawaii

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Hawaiian Telcom 127.0 MBPS
Spectrum 125.8 MBPS
Sandwich Isles Communications 19.8 MBPS
Windstream 12.4 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Hawaii 93.5%
Honolulu 99.1%
Kalawao 5.6%
Kauai 92.7%
Maui 96.8%

Internet Providers By City in Hawaii

Aiea 99.7% 15 providers
Anahola 75.0% 11 providers
Captain Cook 97.0% 13 providers
Eleele 90.4% 11 providers
Ewa Beach 98.9% 13 providers
Haiku 96.0% 13 providers
Hakalau 64.8% 9 providers
Haleiwa 99.6% 12 providers
Hana 84.0% 7 providers
Hanalei 4.5% 11 providers
Hanapepe 94.3% 11 providers
Hauula 99.7% 9 providers
Hawi 92.3% 7 providers
Hilo 97.4% 13 providers
Holualoa 95.0% 11 providers
Honaunau 98.2% 9 providers
Honokaa 91.0% 11 providers
Honolulu 99.2% 18 providers
Hoolehua 15.6% 13 providers
Kaaawa 100.0% 11 providers
Kahuku 89.5% 12 providers
Kahului 99.9% 15 providers
Kailua 99.9% 14 providers
Kailua Kona 99.4% 15 providers
Kalaheo 98.7% 10 providers
Kamuela 95.9% 15 providers
Kaneohe 99.8% 14 providers
Kapaa 99.7% 10 providers
Kapaau 89.9% 12 providers
Kapolei 99.5% 16 providers
Kaunakakai 74.6% 13 providers
Keaau 90.9% 12 providers
Kealakekua 97.3% 12 providers
Kekaha 95.7% 11 providers
Kihei 99.3% 14 providers
Kilauea 97.2% 10 providers
Koloa 97.6% 12 providers
Kualapuu 98.7% 8 providers
Kula 97.8% 15 providers
Kurtistown 75.7% 11 providers
Lahaina 97.7% 14 providers
Laie 99.1% 12 providers
Lanai City 91.0% 9 providers
Lawai 69.4% 10 providers
Lihue 98.3% 13 providers
Makawao 99.7% 13 providers
Maunaloa 27.6% 10 providers
Mililani 99.5% 15 providers
Mountain View 87.0% 8 providers
Naalehu 80.6% 11 providers
Ocean View 87.7% 9 providers
Paauilo 64.8% 8 providers
Pahala 93.5% 6 providers
Pahoa 85.2% 12 providers
Paia 99.5% 12 providers
Papaaloa 90.7% 10 providers
Pearl City 99.5% 14 providers
Pepeekeo 93.5% 12 providers
Princeville 93.3% 11 providers
Schofield Barracks 100.0% 13 providers
Volcano 95.8% 11 providers
Wahiawa 94.2% 14 providers
Waialua 98.4% 12 providers
Waianae 99.2% 14 providers
Waikoloa 97.6% 11 providers
Wailuku 99.2% 17 providers
Waimanalo 99.5% 14 providers
Waimea 94.3% 10 providers
Waipahu 99.4% 16 providers