Internet Providers in Hanalei, Hawaii

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hanalei, HI
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 66.81 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 95.47%

Internet Access in Hanalei, Hawaii

Competition between Internet providers is low in the Hanalei area. According to FCC availability data, the average resident in Hanalei has 0.94 broadband options.

Keep in mind, since FCC data is only tallied up twice a year and only published 6+ months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

DSL Internet providers such as Hawaiian Telcom deliver Internet services over telephone infrastructure, which is why DSL is marketed through telecommunication companies that bundle Internet access with phone service. DSL (standing for Digital Subscriber Line) is available for 89.57 percent of area addresses. You can refer to the data visualization tools on this page for insights into how provider-promised speeds compare to real-world speedsrecorded by local subscribers.

Hawaiian Telcom is also a commonly available Internet option in Hanalei, offering mainly DSL connections with coverage in 89 percent of Hanalei.

According to the most recent FCC data, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Hanalei in terms of coverage. The more common companies often compete at addresses around Hanalei.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Hanalei with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Hanalei is the 49th most connected city in Hawaii ahead of Kilauea and Kapaa, but behind Anahola, Princeville, and Lihue.
  • The fastest zip code in Hanalei for February 2021 is 96714. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hanalei, Hawaii

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
Hawaiian Telcom 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hanalei, Hawaii

  • Hawaiian Telcom - 89.6% Availability in Hanalei - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 4.5% Availability in Hanalei - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Hanalei - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Hanalei - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hanalei

Hanalei Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Hanalei is the 49th most connected city in Hawaii ahead of Kilauea and Kapaa, but behind Anahola, Princeville, and Lihue.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 2,000 people in Kauai County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

As of this month, 96714 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Hanalei.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Kauai County, approximately 5,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting Around Hanalei

Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the common ISPs in the area use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because customers see them as a strategy to limit streaming. Providers insist caps are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which can consume 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hanalei

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Hawaiian Telcom DSL 89.6%+ 50 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 4.5%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Hawaiian Telcom DSL 100% 50 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 2.0%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Hanalei to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hanalei 66.8 Mbps 4 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +282.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +40.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +32.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +44.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +48.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )