Internet Service Providers in Lawai, Hawaii

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Residential Internet Statistics for Lawai, HI
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 53.25 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 30.56%

Internet Access in Lawai, Hawaii

Internet service coverage and competition in the Lawai area is not robust compared with other Hawaii cities. 30.56 percent of the population are limited to only one or fewer choices forbroadband service at their location. Lawai's level of connectivity is 63rd of 0 cities in the state.

Keep in mind, since FCC data is only collected twice a year and only made public 6+ months after that, providers listed in the results above may not reflect the latest expansions. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this problem.

Hawaiian Telcom is also a commonly available broadband option for Lawai, offering mainly DSL service available to 97 percent of Lawai.

Cable and DSL providers like Hawaiian Telcom are the top network types with availability around Lawai.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most frequently available provider overall, covering practically one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet has coverage for about close to one hundred percent of residents. The top download speed recorded for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps, while HughesNet offers as high as 2 Mbps. Any speed above 10 megabits per second will be sufficient to view SD videos on WiFi, but becomes problematic when multiple users try to use bandwidth-intensive apps like video chat and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the availability map below to see Internet options at the census block level in Lawai.

  • There are 7 internet providers in Lawai with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Lawai is the 63rd most connected city in Hawaii ahead of Eleele, but behind Koloa, Lihue, Kalaheo, and Hanapepe.

Internet Statistics 2021

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

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Lawai, 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 Lawai, Hawaii

  • Hawaiian Telcom - 97.3% Availability in Lawai - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 69.4% Availability in Lawai - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Lawai - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Lawai - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Lawai

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Lawai is the 63rd most connected city in Hawaii ahead of Eleele, but behind Koloa, Lihue, Kalaheo, and Hanapepe.

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.

Approximately 69% of Lawai 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Lawai

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Hawaiian Telcom DSL 97.3%+ 50 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 69.4%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Hawaiian Telcom DSL 100% 50 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 69.7%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Lawai to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lawai 53.3 Mbps 4 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +295.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +53.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +46.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +58.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +62 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )