Internet Providers in Hilo, Hawaii

Residential Internet Statistics for Hilo, HI
Internet Service Providers: 3
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Hilo, Hawaii:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. Spectrum
    97.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    97.4% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    33.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    33.8% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. Hawaiian Telcom
    93.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    93.8% Available
  • 1. Spectrum Business
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    100% Available
  • 2. Hawaiian Telcom
    63.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    63.9% Available
  • 3. Hawaiian Telcom
    13.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    13.1% Available
  • 5. 4. Spectrum Business
    6.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    6.4% Available
  • 6. 5. CenturyLink Business
    3.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    3.2% Available

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Internet Access in Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo offers 5 residential Internet providers, and 15 if you include business and mobile services. Consumers in the area have access to 5 broadband choices like DSL and cable.

6.88 percent of Hilo is still left with one or fewer Internet choices as of 2022. Adjusting to account for for all census blocks in city limits, the average address can find 2-3 providers available. Addresses with more competition usually get reduced prices, since the providers are incentivized to upgrade service to win subscribers.

DSL and cable are the two primary broadband network options within the Hilo metro area. They are frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Cable speed is usually stronger, but big-picture performance metrics of either network type are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block depending on the network infrastructure in a given area.

The plans listed here are manually collected by our research team.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Hilo as measured by coverage. These ISPs frequently compete at addresses in different neighborhoods around Hilo.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hilo, Hawaii

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Hawaiian Telcom 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 93.8%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.4%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 33.8%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
3,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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

Hilo is the 55th most connected city in Hawaii behind Papaikou, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Mountain View, and Kurtistown.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Hawaii County don't have access to any wired internet.

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

Fiber Availability: 31% of people living in Hilo have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 93% of Hilo residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Hawaii County, approximately 12,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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

Map of ISPs in Hilo

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Compare Hilo to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hilo 71.5 Mbps 7 $0.92 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +510.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +101.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +128.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +130.7 Mbps ) 24 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +125 Mbps ) 10 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )