Broadband Internet in South Carolina

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BROADBAND IN South Carolina

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

South Carolina Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
87%
87% BROADBAND COVERAGE
20%
20% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

26.9

28th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

88.6%

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

50.5%

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

4.4%

of South Carolinians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.0%

of South Carolinians have access to wireline service.

17.1%

of South Carolinians have access to fiber-optic service.

85.3%

of South Carolinians have access to cable service.

86.5%

of South Carolinians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of South Carolinians have access to mobile broadband service.

9.7%

of South Carolinians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In South Carolina

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1.
Fort Mill
57.2 MBPS
57.2">%
2.
Duncan
49.3 MBPS
49.3">%
3.
Easley
47.6 MBPS
47.6">%
4.
Lancaster
45.6 MBPS
45.6">%
5.
Clinton
45.6 MBPS
45.6">%

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 93.2% of South Carolinians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 103 broadband providers in South Carolina.
  • There are 558,000 people in South Carolina without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 802,000 people in South Carolina that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 193,000 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%14 providers
Anderson97.8%16 providers
Beaufort84.2%16 providers
Bluffton98.6%18 providers
Charleston95.6%28 providers
Columbia99.4%25 providers
Conway100.0%12 providers
Easley98.4%14 providers
Florence99.7%15 providers
Fort Mill99.7%21 providers
Gaffney93.0%14 providers
Goose Creek93.9%19 providers
Greenville99.0%24 providers
Greenwood65.7%10 providers
Greer99.7%15 providers
Hartsville90.2%12 providers
Hilton Head Island98.2%18 providers
Irmo99.2%15 providers
Lancaster89.4%11 providers
Lexington99.6%21 providers
Mount Pleasant98.3%22 providers
Myrtle Beach100.0%20 providers
North Augusta97.9%14 providers
North Charleston98.7%26 providers
Orangeburg95.5%13 providers
Rock Hill98.2%15 providers
Seneca61.0%11 providers
Simpsonville98.4%16 providers
Spartanburg98.4%20 providers
Summerville98.9%25 providers
Sumter97.9%12 providers
Taylors99.7%14 providers
West Columbia100.0%20 providers
Last Updated on 10/10/2017.

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