Internet Providers in Waipahu, HI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Waipahu, HI
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $53.17

Internet Access in Waipahu, Hawaii

According to FCC data, there are currently an average of 2.69 ISPs per census block in Waipahu. This means that most houses in the area will have at least 2-3 options for Internet service, and it is easier for residents to switch service if they are disappointed by a company.

Cable and DSL are the main network options around Waipahu, frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Performance from cable is overall stronger. That said, overall performance of either Internet technology type are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block depending on the network quality in a given neighborhood.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Waipahu.

The packages displayed above are gathered individually by our data science and research team.

Outside of the providers listed above, Hawaiian Telcom is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 99 percent of Waipahu.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Waipahu with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Waipahu is the 3rd most connected city in Hawaii ahead of Aiea, Kapolei, Mililani, Pearl City, and Ewa Beach.
  • The fastest zip code in Waipahu for July 2021 is 96797. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Waipahu, Hawaii

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Waipahu, Hawaii

  • Hawaiian Telcom - DSL - 99.4% Availability in Waipahu - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 99.4% Availability in Waipahu - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Hawaiian Telcom - Fiber - 69.8% Availability in Waipahu - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Waipahu - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Waipahu - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Waipahu

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Waipahu is the 3rd most connected city in Hawaii ahead of Aiea, Kapolei, Mililani, Pearl City, and Ewa Beach.

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 Honolulu 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: 70% of people living in Waipahu 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 Waipahu 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, 96797 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Waipahu.

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

In Honolulu County, approximately 9,000 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.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Waipahu

Data collected by our researchers shows that some of the top providers in Waipahu use data caps on home broadband plans. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Waipahu

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Hawaiian Telcom DSL 99.4%+ 50 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 99.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Hawaiian Telcom Fiber 69.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Hawaiian Telcom DSL 90.8%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Hawaiian Telcom Fiber 48.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 82.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 11.1%+ 940 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 1.8%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Waipahu to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Waipahu 61.4 Mbps 5 $0.95 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +473 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +87.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +99.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +108.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +100.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )