Internet Service Providers in South Carolina

South Carolina Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

79.7%
52.4%

166.4

31st

High-Speed Internet Access

91.6%

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

49.0%

of South Carolinians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

97.3%

of South Carolinians have access to wireline service

36.1%

of South Carolinians have access to fiber-optic service

85.3%

of South Carolinians have access to cable service

88.7%

of South Carolinians have access to DSL service

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Abbeville 99.3%
Aiken 80.3%
Allendale 48.7%
Anderson 96.8%
Bamberg 58.4%
Barnwell 62.4%
Beaufort 95.7%
Berkeley 97.3%
Calhoun 86.4%
Charleston 97.0%
Cherokee 88.2%
Chester 91.2%
Chesterfield 77.3%
Clarendon 95.0%
Colleton 91.8%
Darlington 89.3%
Dillon 76.5%
Dorchester 95.1%
Edgefield 70.3%
Fairfield 74.7%
Florence 93.9%
Georgetown 89.8%
Greenville 98.8%
Greenwood 94.1%
Hampton 63.2%
Horry 100.0%
Jasper 80.4%
Kershaw 89.8%
Lancaster 90.9%
Laurens 93.0%
Lee 86.6%
Lexington 98.0%
McCormick 83.8%
Marion 78.5%
Marlboro 55.9%
Newberry 90.3%
Oconee 91.9%
Orangeburg 69.4%
Pickens 96.0%
Richland 98.8%
Saluda 66.7%
Spartanburg 97.0%
Sumter 96.7%
Union 82.1%
Williamsburg 82.0%
York 97.4%

Internet Speed in Top South Carolina Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Columbia 152.0 MBPS 20 Providers
2. Greenville 206.9 MBPS 18 Providers
3. Charleston 202.7 MBPS 22 Providers
4. Myrtle Beach 172.3 MBPS 15 Providers
5. Summerville 120.4 MBPS 18 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in South Carolina

Provider Avg. download speed
AT&T Internet 240.8 MBPS
Comporium Communications 197.3 MBPS
Spectrum 171.5 MBPS
Xfinity 147.9 MBPS
Frontier Communications 22.4 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in South Carolina, 2022

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

South Carolina currently ranks 31st in the USA when it comes to state broadband access. While some counties within South Carolina enjoy strong high-speed coverage, a number of counties continue to lag behind. The statewide average download speed is 125.0 Mbps according to user test data. This is comparable to average speeds in Wisconsin, Utah, and Oregon.

The Digital Divide in South Carolina

The unequal distribution of the availability of the latest internet technologies amongst a certain population creates what is called the digital divide. In South Carolina, this can be seen in the fact that not all of its residents have equal access to high-speed, affordable internet.

For example, while 91.5% of South Carolinians have access to a wired broadband connection with speeds of 25 Mbps or faster, 344,000 people do not have a wired option capable of such speeds, and 171,000 people do not have access to a wired connection at all. Additionally, even with 116 internet providers operating within South Carolina, 552,000 people only have access to one provider at their home, which limits their choice in plans and services.

When it comes to internet expenses, affordability data reveals that 52.4% of South Carolina’s residents have access to a low-priced ($60/month or less) wired internet plan. This percentage is just over the national average of 51.5% of Americans with access to the same.

Best-Connected Cities

While South Carolina may not be able to compete with some better-connected states as a whole, there are a number of cities within the state that offer a good combination of internet coverage, pricing, and speeds. The top five best-connected cities in South Carolina are Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, North Myrtle Beach, and Mauldin, with the highest-ranking listed first.

Internet for Rural Areas in South Carolina

On the other end of the spectrum, the cities with the worst internet in South Carolina are Peak, Tatum, Horatio, Luray, and Cordesville, with the lowest-ranking listed first.

See how South Carolina stacks up against other states nationwide.

Governmental Initiatives

Almost $4 million in federal grant funding has been awarded to the Connect South Carolina program since 2010, which has fueled broadband data collection and development within the state. An additional $9,604,840 of federal grant money has been directed toward the expansion of broadband infrastructure in South Carolina.

Recently, the US Department of Agriculture announced it had invested $9.1 million in providing broadband services for rural South Carolina communities. A quote from the USDA says: “This investment is expected to cover an 81-square-mile area that includes 6,251 rural households, 24 farms, 15 businesses, four critical community facilities, three educational facilities, and a health care center.”

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

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

Internet Providers By City in South Carolina

Average speed over time
Abbeville 100.0%
13 providers
Aiken 79.9%
16 providers
Allendale 81.6%
11 providers
Anderson 98.4%
16 providers
Andrews 94.3%
10 providers
Aynor 100.0%
9 providers
Bamberg 57.0%
11 providers
Barnwell 63.8%
11 providers
Batesburg 82.6%
13 providers
Beaufort 87.7%
14 providers
Beech Island 99.0%
11 providers
Belton 93.6%
10 providers
Bennettsville 63.1%
10 providers
Bishopville 90.0%
11 providers
Blacksburg 53.9%
9 providers
Blackville 35.2%
10 providers
Bluffton 99.1%
13 providers
Blythewood 99.5%
11 providers
Boiling Springs 99.9%
13 providers
Bonneau 96.5%
10 providers
Bowman 2.5%
11 providers
Camden 92.6%
14 providers
Campobello 89.8%
11 providers
Cassatt 59.1%
11 providers
Catawba 99.5%
10 providers
Cayce 100.0%
15 providers
Central 87.7%
10 providers
Chapin 100.0%
12 providers
Charleston 97.2%
22 providers
Cheraw 96.8%
15 providers
Chesnee 99.5%
12 providers
Chester 94.8%
8 providers
Chesterfield 67.1%
11 providers
Clemson 90.1%
10 providers
Clinton 87.4%
12 providers
Clover 99.3%
15 providers
Columbia 99.9%
20 providers
Conway 100.0%
13 providers
Cordova 99.3%
11 providers
Cottageville 100.0%
9 providers
Cowpens 92.9%
10 providers
Cross 98.1%
10 providers
Dalzell 99.1%
10 providers
Darlington 88.7%
12 providers
Dillon 91.6%
12 providers
Duncan 100.0%
13 providers
Easley 99.8%
13 providers
Eastover 69.0%
12 providers
Edgefield 44.3%
11 providers
Effingham 96.0%
12 providers
Elgin 98.2%
12 providers
Elloree 25.1%
11 providers
Enoree 61.9%
13 providers
Estill 37.5%
8 providers
Eutawville 53.5%
9 providers
Florence 99.7%
15 providers
Fort Mill 99.8%
15 providers
Fountain Inn 97.3%
14 providers
Gaffney 96.8%
16 providers
Galivants Ferry 99.8%
8 providers
Gaston 97.1%
14 providers
Georgetown 92.1%
12 providers
Gilbert 99.9%
11 providers
Goose Creek 97.1%
16 providers
Graniteville 68.2%
13 providers
Gray Court 97.6%
11 providers
Great Falls 84.1%
8 providers
Greenville 99.4%
18 providers
Greenwood 98.3%
12 providers
Greer 99.9%
13 providers
Hampton 90.0%
11 providers
Hanahan 99.7%
18 providers
Hardeeville 94.9%
11 providers
Hartsville 93.2%
11 providers
Heath Springs 54.9%
11 providers
Hemingway 27.2%
10 providers
Hilton Head Island 99.9%
14 providers
Hodges 94.2%
11 providers
Holly Hill 24.6%
12 providers
Hollywood 92.3%
12 providers
Honea Path 70.4%
12 providers
Hopkins 97.8%
11 providers
Inman 99.8%
11 providers
Irmo 100.0%
15 providers
Isle Of Palms 99.6%
12 providers
Iva 94.5%
10 providers
Jefferson 60.5%
9 providers
Johns Island 98.9%
13 providers
Johnsonville 58.2%
9 providers
Johnston 59.6%
9 providers
Jonesville 57.4%
9 providers
Kershaw 85.1%
11 providers
Kingstree 99.2%
10 providers
Ladson 99.1%
17 providers
Ladys Island 99.5%
11 providers
Lake City 95.2%
9 providers
Lamar 67.9%
12 providers
Lancaster 92.0%
11 providers
Landrum 93.1%
12 providers
Latta 60.3%
10 providers
Laurens 99.8%
11 providers
Leesville 96.4%
11 providers
Lexington 100.0%
17 providers
Liberty 97.0%
12 providers
Little River 100.0%
12 providers
Longs 99.8%
9 providers
Loris 100.0%
8 providers
Lugoff 99.4%
12 providers
Lyman 100.0%
10 providers
Lynchburg 84.7%
9 providers
Manning 96.4%
10 providers
Marietta 89.2%
10 providers
Marion 81.6%
12 providers
Mauldin 100.0%
15 providers
Mc Cormick 76.4%
8 providers
Moncks Corner 98.2%
12 providers
Moore 99.9%
10 providers
Mount Pleasant 99.0%
19 providers
Mullins 76.8%
10 providers
Murrells Inlet 100.0%
12 providers
Myrtle Beach 100.0%
15 providers
Neeses 41.5%
11 providers
Newberry 94.5%
13 providers
Ninety Six 78.3%
11 providers
North 68.5%
13 providers
North Augusta 99.5%
14 providers
North Charleston 99.4%
22 providers
North Myrtle Beach 100.0%
11 providers
Okatie 97.9%
11 providers
Orangeburg 97.8%
15 providers
Pacolet 85.0%
9 providers
Pageland 76.3%
11 providers
Pamplico 43.8%
9 providers
Pauline 88.1%
11 providers
Pawleys Island 99.7%
11 providers
Pelion 77.2%
11 providers
Pelzer 99.7%
11 providers
Pendleton 93.9%
12 providers
Pickens 96.7%
12 providers
Piedmont 99.9%
13 providers
Port Royal 89.6%
12 providers
Prosperity 99.0%
11 providers
Ravenel 94.0%
13 providers
Rembert 41.8%
11 providers
Ridgeland 77.8%
13 providers
Ridgeville 89.8%
11 providers
Ridgeway 89.2%
10 providers
Rock Hill 98.9%
12 providers
Roebuck 91.2%
12 providers
Saint George 57.7%
10 providers
Saint Helena Island 98.9%
11 providers
Saint Matthews 93.8%
12 providers
Saint Stephen 98.0%
9 providers
Salem 84.4%
10 providers
Saluda 60.8%
11 providers
Santee 18.0%
14 providers
Scranton 99.5%
9 providers
Seabrook 89.9%
10 providers
Seneca 99.4%
13 providers
Simpsonville 98.5%
13 providers
Six Mile 99.8%
12 providers
Spartanburg 98.7%
14 providers
Starr 99.4%
10 providers
Summerton 95.3%
10 providers
Summerville 99.9%
18 providers
Sumter 99.5%
12 providers
Swansea 62.1%
10 providers
Taylors 100.0%
13 providers
Timmonsville 79.2%
11 providers
Townville 93.6%
13 providers
Travelers Rest 97.8%
12 providers
Trenton 75.9%
13 providers
Turbeville 99.2%
8 providers
Union 90.8%
11 providers
Varnville 73.8%
10 providers
Wagener 36.5%
9 providers
Walhalla 96.7%
12 providers
Walterboro 99.1%
10 providers
Ware Shoals 98.3%
11 providers
Warrenville 98.5%
12 providers
Waterloo 89.3%
12 providers
Wedgefield 98.4%
9 providers
Wellford 97.9%
11 providers
West Columbia 100.0%
16 providers
West Union 99.4%
13 providers
Westminster 79.9%
11 providers
Whitmire 80.2%
10 providers
Williamston 99.5%
10 providers
Williston 83.9%
11 providers
Windsor 41.1%
10 providers
Winnsboro 73.7%
12 providers
Woodruff 81.0%
12 providers
Yemassee 80.3%
14 providers
York 98.5%
13 providers

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