Internet Service Providers in Paia, Hawaii

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Residential Internet Statistics for Paia, HI
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 28.97 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.55%

Internet Access in Paia, Hawaii

Broadband competition in Paia is above average in comparison to other parts of the state. There is an average of 3.16 providers available in each census block. Paia is currently the 55th most connected city in Hawaii. (Measured by the number of providers with coverage at each local address) Only 1.2 percent of the area have one or fewer choices for home Internet service.

Spectrum is an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer 99 percent local availability and a maximum speed of 940 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet access in Paia. fixed wireless companies like Sky Fiber can achieve 100 Mbps or more via direct wireless technology. Outside of residential Internet, there are also 2 providers within Paia offering enterprise-level subscriptions such as SD-WAN or custom fiber loops. Our results include all providers with explicit business services online.

The data on this page is sourced via FCC reports. Coverage data is confirmed against privatized data sources to create more granular resources than governmental websites. Speeds and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually.

Taking a look now at network technology with significant infrastructure already built across Paia, the most prevalent physical wire broadband tech options are Cable (99.45 percent coverage) and Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage). TV providers are usually the source for cable Internet and Wifi service, because they can use pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Paia-area subscribers to cable service providers like Spectrum overwhelmingly pick cable because of the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.)

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common overall. They have Internet coverage reaching near one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, is available to virtually one hundred percent of the population. The top download speed recorded for Viasat is 35 Mbps. HughesNet advertised packages as high as 2 Mbps. As a rule, anything over 10 Mbps will be sufficient to view standard definition video over WiFi. However, it may become an issue for multiple users or high-bandwidth services such as video chat and etc. Refer to the coverage maps on this page to see how Internet options compare down to the census block level in Paia.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Paia, 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 Paia, Hawaii

  • Hawaiian Telcom - 98.8% Availability in Paia - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 99.5% Availability in Paia - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Paia - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Paia - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Paia

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Paia is the 55th most connected city in Hawaii behind Kahului, Kihei, Haiku, Makawao, and Wailuku.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Maui 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: 18% of people living in Paia 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 99% of Paia 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 Maui County, approximately 7,000 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 Paia

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Hawaiian Telcom DSL and Fiber 98.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 99.5%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 940 Mbps
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Hawaiian Telcom DSL and Fiber 48.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Paia to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Paia 29 Mbps 6 $0.71 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +320.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +78.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +70.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +82.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +86.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )