How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Catawba, South Carolina
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Internet Access in Catawba, South Carolina
Viasat Internet 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. 2.77% of Catawba residents — 100 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 158 plans collected in Catawba from 2014–present, with 27 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
2.8% of consumers in Catawba100 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||Availability|
|Comporium Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||29.2%|
|Comporium Communications||750 Mbps||Cable||10s||93.3%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|TruVista||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||10.9%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Comporium Communications||11 Mbps||DSL||12m 24s||93.0%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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.
Compare Catawba to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Catawba||219.6 Mbps||7||$0.45 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +314.8 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -70.8 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -59 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -50.1 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -57.5 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|