Internet Service Providers in Kapaau, Hawaii

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Residential Internet Statistics for Kapaau, HI
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 38.89 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 14.74%

Internet Access in Kapaau, Hawaii

The average person in Kapaau has 2.07 ISPs to choose from. This is a pretty normal amount of choice for the US, since most companies that sell Internet were formerly cable television or landline phone providers. Most houses are wired for one of each.

As might be expected for a city of Kapaau's relatively low density of broadband competitiveness, the average speeds recorded within city limits fall below the state average. (38.89 Mbps, as compared to Hawaii's 77.09 Mbps average in the past twelve months.)

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As you might predict, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Kapaau.

The packages displayed above are manually collected by our research team.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Hawaiian Telcom also serves the area with a recorded top speed of 11 Mbps. Plans from companies such as Aloha Broadband can deliver 40 Mbps or more via wireless links. Explore the interactive map on the page below to see how many options are available at a granular level, and check our speed data to see how Viasat compares with other Kapaau options in consumer speed tests.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Kapaau with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Kapaau is the 33rd most connected city in Hawaii ahead of Hawi, Hana, and Honokaa, but behind Waikoloa and Kamuela.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Kapaau, Hawaii

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Hawaiian Telcom 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Kapaau, Hawaii

  • Hawaiian Telcom - 81.6% Availability in Kapaau - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 60.6% Availability in Kapaau - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Kapaau - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Kapaau - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Kapaau

Kapaau Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Kapaau is the 33rd most connected city in Hawaii ahead of Hawi, Hana, and Honokaa, but behind Waikoloa and Kamuela.

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.

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

Fiber Availability: 57% of people living in Kapaau have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 74% of Kapaau residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

In Hawaii County, approximately 15,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Kapaau

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Hawaiian Telcom DSL and Fiber 81.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 60.6%+ 940 Mbps
Aloha Broadband Fixed Wireless 7.9%+ 40 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Hawaiian Telcom Fiber and DSL 100% 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 39.9%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Kapaau to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Kapaau 38.9 Mbps 6 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +310.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +68.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +60.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +72.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +76.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )