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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.
79.7%
79.7% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
52.4%
52.4% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

64.3

31st

BROADBAND SPEEDS

91.5%

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

90.2%

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

21.6%

of South Carolinians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.5%

of South Carolinians have access to wireline service.

23.4%

of South Carolinians have access to fiber-optic service.

86.5%

of South Carolinians have access to cable service.

87.6%

of South Carolinians have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in South Carolina

County Name% Broadband Coverage
Abbeville95.5%
Aiken91.3%
Allendale56.4%
Anderson96.6%
Bamberg67.2%
Barnwell83.2%
Beaufort87.9%
Berkeley94.1%
Calhoun74.0%
Charleston96.6%
Cherokee90.7%
Chester76.0%
Chesterfield48.2%
Clarendon93.7%
Colleton88.1%
Darlington89.0%
Dillon76.5%
Dorchester94.5%
Edgefield70.2%
Fairfield62.0%
Florence93.8%
Georgetown88.8%
Greenville98.6%
Greenwood91.1%
Hampton51.3%
Horry99.5%
Jasper67.5%
Kershaw89.1%
Lancaster89.0%
Laurens85.3%
Lee89.2%
Lexington96.2%
McCormick42.3%
Marion71.3%
Marlboro0.6%
Newberry81.3%
Oconee90.2%
Orangeburg62.0%
Pickens97.2%
Richland98.7%
Saluda53.6%
Spartanburg96.3%
Sumter96.6%
Union83.7%
Williamsburg79.2%
York97.5%

Internet Speed in Top South Carolina Cities

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Columbia57.2 MBPS18 Providers
2.Greenville91.7 MBPS17 Providers
3.Charleston63.4 MBPS18 Providers
4.Myrtle Beach55.4 MBPS14 Providers
5.Summerville69.3 MBPS17 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in South Carolina

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Comporium Communications84.6 MBPS
Charter Spectrum70.4 MBPS
AT&T Internet69.2 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast68.6 MBPS
Frontier Communications8.1 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 95.6% of South Carolinians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 116 internet providers in South Carolina.
  • There are 344,000 people in South Carolina without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 552,000 people in South Carolina that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 171,000 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
Abbeville97.8%11 providers
Aiken96.9%14 providers
Allendale86.2%10 providers
Anderson98.4%13 providers
Andrews87.5%8 providers
Aynor99.9%7 providers
Bamberg83.4%10 providers
Barnwell85.5%11 providers
Batesburg76.8%13 providers
Beaufort82.0%13 providers
Beech Island99.7%12 providers
Belton92.9%10 providers
Bennettsville0.0%10 providers
Bishopville90.4%10 providers
Blacksburg69.5%10 providers
Blackville72.5%11 providers
Bluffton98.9%12 providers
Blythewood99.0%10 providers
Boiling Springs99.9%13 providers
Bonneau87.5%9 providers
Camden92.6%11 providers
Campobello80.6%11 providers
Cassatt87.2%10 providers
Cayce100.0%13 providers
Central91.8%11 providers
Chapin100.0%12 providers
Charleston97.5%18 providers
Cheraw92.0%13 providers
Chesnee97.4%12 providers
Chester84.1%6 providers
Chesterfield34.9%9 providers
Clemson93.8%10 providers
Clinton86.3%12 providers
Clover99.3%14 providers
Columbia99.9%18 providers
Conway100.0%11 providers
Cordova99.2%9 providers
Cottageville100.0%9 providers
Cowpens91.9%11 providers
Cross79.7%8 providers
Dalzell99.1%9 providers
Darlington88.7%12 providers
Denmark76.6%8 providers
Dillon91.6%10 providers
Duncan100.0%12 providers
Easley99.8%12 providers
Eastover65.5%10 providers
Edgefield52.9%10 providers
Effingham96.0%12 providers
Elgin98.2%11 providers
Enoree59.0%10 providers
Estill5.1%6 providers
Eutawville15.3%9 providers
Fairfax33.4%11 providers
Florence99.7%13 providers
Fort Mill99.9%14 providers
Fountain Inn96.8%14 providers
Gaffney96.6%16 providers
Galivants Ferry97.1%6 providers
Gaston97.1%12 providers
Georgetown90.1%12 providers
Gilbert99.4%10 providers
Goose Creek96.8%15 providers
Graniteville98.4%12 providers
Gray Court92.3%11 providers
Great Falls53.7%6 providers
Greenville99.3%17 providers
Greenwood95.5%11 providers
Greer99.9%12 providers
Hampton89.5%10 providers
Hanahan99.7%15 providers
Hardeeville92.5%12 providers
Hartsville91.2%10 providers
Heath Springs52.7%8 providers
Hemingway27.2%9 providers
Hilton Head Island99.7%13 providers
Hodges86.4%10 providers
Holly Hill10.8%10 providers
Hollywood92.0%12 providers
Honea Path67.2%11 providers
Hopkins97.1%9 providers
Inman99.5%11 providers
Irmo100.0%13 providers
Isle Of Palms99.6%11 providers
Iva89.8%10 providers
Jackson96.5%13 providers
Jefferson16.6%6 providers
Johns Island98.7%12 providers
Johnsonville58.2%8 providers
Johnston54.8%10 providers
Jonesville68.8%8 providers
Kershaw74.7%9 providers
Kingstree99.1%9 providers
Ladson99.1%14 providers
Ladys Island74.0%10 providers
Lake City94.7%8 providers
Lamar67.9%11 providers
Lancaster90.0%8 providers
Landrum81.4%11 providers
Latta60.3%9 providers
Laurens94.4%11 providers
Leesville84.1%11 providers
Lexington99.9%16 providers
Liberty96.6%13 providers
Little River100.0%11 providers
Longs99.8%8 providers
Loris99.7%7 providers
Lugoff98.7%12 providers
Lyman100.0%9 providers
Manning95.1%8 providers
Marietta88.5%8 providers
Marion80.1%8 providers
Mauldin100.0%13 providers
Mc Coll4.2%9 providers
Mc Cormick39.6%8 providers
Moncks Corner98.1%12 providers
Moore99.9%10 providers
Mount Pleasant99.0%17 providers
Mullins76.5%8 providers
Murrells Inlet100.0%11 providers
Myrtle Beach100.0%14 providers
Newberry90.7%11 providers
Nichols74.1%9 providers
Ninety Six73.6%10 providers
North6.4%11 providers
North Augusta99.4%12 providers
North Charleston99.4%20 providers
North Myrtle Beach100.0%11 providers
Okatie97.7%12 providers
Orangeburg97.6%12 providers
Pacolet85.0%8 providers
Pageland16.6%8 providers
Pamplico43.0%8 providers
Pawleys Island99.5%12 providers
Pelion68.8%11 providers
Pelzer99.7%9 providers
Pendleton93.4%12 providers
Pickens96.6%11 providers
Piedmont99.9%11 providers
Prosperity76.5%11 providers
Ravenel98.5%14 providers
Rembert48.0%10 providers
Ridgeland60.3%12 providers
Ridgeville86.1%12 providers
Ridgeway57.2%9 providers
Rock Hill98.2%12 providers
Roebuck90.8%11 providers
Saint George54.7%9 providers
Saint Helena Island30.6%10 providers
Saint Matthews83.9%11 providers
Saint Stephen93.8%7 providers
Salem83.0%10 providers
Saluda54.8%9 providers
Santee3.3%10 providers
Scranton99.1%7 providers
Seabrook81.7%8 providers
Seneca98.9%12 providers
Simpsonville98.5%13 providers
Six Mile99.8%11 providers
Spartanburg98.8%13 providers
Starr95.4%10 providers
Summerton95.4%9 providers
Summerville99.7%17 providers
Sumter99.5%10 providers
Swansea40.8%10 providers
Taylors100.0%12 providers
Timmonsville79.1%11 providers
Townville93.6%9 providers
Travelers Rest97.8%10 providers
Trenton68.5%10 providers
Turbeville99.2%6 providers
Union90.8%10 providers
Varnville72.9%8 providers
Wagener39.6%8 providers
Walhalla96.0%12 providers
Walterboro95.9%8 providers
Ware Shoals71.8%10 providers
Warrenville98.6%11 providers
Waterloo52.3%10 providers
Wellford97.9%10 providers
West Columbia100.0%16 providers
West Union98.3%11 providers
Westminster75.3%10 providers
Williamston99.4%10 providers
Williston80.9%9 providers
Winnsboro71.1%12 providers
Woodruff79.3%13 providers
Yemassee75.3%12 providers
York98.9%12 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.