Internet Service Providers in Pahala, Hawaii

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Residential Internet Statistics for Pahala, HI
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 65.15 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 6.49%

Internet Access in Pahala, Hawaii

Pahala has 5 residential Internet Service Providers, and 8 when including business and mobile service. There are 5 choices for wired broadband such as DSL or cable.

Zooming in on the less well-developed areas around Pahala, as many as 100 people are left with one or fewer choices for wired Internet.

Coverage from the two most common providers, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As residents might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

Cable and DSL are the two dominant network technologies within the Pahala metro area. They are fighting for the same potential customers at most addresses and competing on service quality. Cable network speed is overall better, but big-picture metrics seen with either type are comparable.

The coverage data on BroadbandNow comes via FCC reported data. ISPs in Pahala are required to submit availability data biannually. Using direct agreements with Internet providers, BroadbandNow is able to verify public data in comparison to privatized data reported via telecoms directly. Our speed averages are calculated based on browser-based speed tests from Pahala addresses in the M-Labs database. Some of the other statistics and data displayed on this page are based on NTIA and Census databases.

  • There are 6 internet providers in Pahala with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Pahala is the 74th most connected city in Hawaii behind Captain Cook, Ocean View, Naalehu, Mountain View, and Volcano.
  • The fastest zip code in Pahala for February 2021 is 96777. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Pahala, 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 Pahala, Hawaii

  • Hawaiian Telcom - 91.6% Availability in Pahala - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 90.3% Availability in Pahala - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Pahala - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Pahala - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Pahala

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Pahala is the 74th most connected city in Hawaii behind Captain Cook, Ocean View, Naalehu, Mountain View, and Volcano.

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: 11% of people living in Pahala 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 90% of Pahala 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.

As of this month, 96777 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Pahala.

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

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 Pahala

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Hawaiian Telcom DSL and Fiber 91.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 90.3%+ 940 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 and Fiber 36.2%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Pahala to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Pahala 65.2 Mbps 5 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +283.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +41.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +34.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +46.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +50.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )