Internet Providers in Catawba, South Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Catawba, SC
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 160.43 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.54%

Internet Access in Catawba, South Carolina

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Catawba. HughesNet is also a common option.

The majority of Catawba households have 2-3 wired broadband service providers available to them. 6.75% of Catawba residents — 200 people in total — have one or fewer choices for which provider to use. DSL and cable Internet services usually offer the best pricing for home use.

The data on this page comes via provider coverage reports. Coverage data is validated using private data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more granular results than governmental websites. Information on speed and pricing of individual Internet plans is sourced thanks to our data analysis team, who collect thousands of plans every year. There are a total of 114 plans collected in Catawba from 2014–present, with 23 Internet or bundled plans currently available in the area.

In terms of network technologies offered within the area, the most widespread physical wire broadband Internet connection options are Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage) and Cable (93.25 percent coverage). TV corporations are usually the source for cable Internet and Wifi service, since they can utilize pre-existing TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

Outside of the Internet providers detailed above, Comporium Communications is another option to consider. They have Internet in 93 percent of the Catawba area.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Catawba, South Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Comporium Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable, DSL, and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
TruVista 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Catawba, South Carolina

  • Comporium - 93.3% Availability in Catawba - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • TruVista - 10.9% Availability in Catawba - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Catawba - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Catawba - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Catawba

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Catawba is the 20th most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Fort Lawn, Rock Hill, and Waxhaw, but behind Fort Mill and Edgemoor.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 4,000 people in York 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: 29% of people living in Catawba 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 93% of Catawba 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.

In York County, approximately 6,000 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 Around Catawba

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that many of the popular providers in the area use data caps on home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers insist that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which can use one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Catawba

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Comporium Communications Cable, DSL, and Fiber 93.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
TruVista DSL 10.9%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comporium Communications Fiber and Copper 100% 1,000 Mbps

Compare Catawba to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Catawba 160.4 Mbps 6 $0.13 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +188.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -53.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -60.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -48.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -45.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )