Broadband Internet in South Carolina

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INTERNET ACCESS IN South Carolina

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

South Carolina Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
88%
88% BROADBAND COVERAGE
20%
20% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

29.1

28th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

89.4%

of South Carolinians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

56.6%

of South Carolinians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

7.9%

of South Carolinians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.0%

of South Carolinians have access to wireline service.

19.4%

of South Carolinians have access to fiber-optic service.

85.7%

of South Carolinians have access to cable service.

86.1%

of South Carolinians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of South Carolinians have access to mobile broadband service.

9.8%

of South Carolinians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in South Carolina

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Fort Mill57.2 MBPS14 Providers
2.Duncan49.3 MBPS12 Providers
3.Easley47.6 MBPS11 Providers
4.Lancaster45.6 MBPS8 Providers
5.Clinton45.6 MBPS12 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in South Carolina

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Comporium Communications51.7 MBPS
Charter Spectrum40.8 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast31.0 MBPS
AT&T Internet15.4 MBPS
Frontier Communications6.4 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Connect South Carolina has been awarded $3,979,832 in federal grants for South Carolina's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $9,604,840, accounting for 0.3% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in South Carolina.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 85.9% to 93.3% of South Carolinians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 102 internet providers in South Carolina.
  • There are 517,000 people in South Carolina without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 764,000 people in South Carolina that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 194,000 people in South Carolina don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

South Carolina CITIES

Average speed over time
Aiken94.8%12 providers
Anderson97.8%14 providers
Beaufort84.9%14 providers
Bluffton92.5%14 providers
Charleston96.3%19 providers
Columbia99.4%16 providers
Conway100.0%10 providers
Easley98.4%11 providers
Florence99.7%13 providers
Fort Mill99.8%14 providers
Gaffney94.3%11 providers
Goose Creek96.5%14 providers
Greenville99.0%15 providers
Greenwood92.7%9 providers
Greer99.7%11 providers
Hartsville90.2%9 providers
Hilton Head Island98.2%13 providers
Irmo99.2%12 providers
Lancaster89.3%8 providers
Lexington99.8%14 providers
Mount Pleasant98.8%16 providers
Myrtle Beach100.0%13 providers
North Augusta99.2%12 providers
North Charleston99.3%20 providers
Orangeburg95.6%12 providers
Rock Hill98.2%11 providers
Seneca85.7%11 providers
Simpsonville98.4%12 providers
Spartanburg98.3%13 providers
Summerville99.2%17 providers
Sumter98.6%9 providers
Taylors99.7%12 providers
West Columbia100.0%15 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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