Internet Providers in Central, South Carolina

Most Popular Internet Providers in Central, South Carolina:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. 1. AT&T Internet
    82.5% Available
    82.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 3. 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Spectrum
    25.2% Available
    25.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 6 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Vyve Broadband
    68.4% Available
    68.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    25 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 105-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $99.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 1. 1. Spectrum Business
    68.4% Available
    68.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Vyve Broadband
    64.4% Available
    64.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    50 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 105-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $99.95 - $249.95
  • 3. AT&T
    0.4% Available
    0.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-940mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $75 - $75
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 4. AT&T
    0.4% Available
    0.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
    View AT&T Details
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-940mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $75 - $75
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
2 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Central. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View AT&T Wireless Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Central, South Carolina

Internet service availability and competition in the Central area is overall low. a surprising 17.95 percent of the population have one (or fewer) options for Internet service. Central's degree of connectivity ranks 72nd of 343 communities in South Carolina.

The plans listed above are manually collected by our data team.

AT&T Internet as well as Vyve Broadband can also provide coverage in Central, with AT&T Internet performing marginaly better according to speed test analysis.

DSL and cable are the primary network options in the Central metro area. They are frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Performance from cable is usually better and more consistent, but the overall speeds we've recorded with either network system are comparable.

Viasat Internet is the most common overall. They offer coverage for close to one hundred percent of Central residents. HughesNet has registered availability for virtually one hundred percent of local residents. The fastest download speed advertised for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers as high as 25 Mbps. In general, anything over 10 Mbps will be sufficient to view standard definition videos on WiFi. However, it may become problematic for multiple users or bandwidth-intensive apps like video chat and multiplayer gaming. Explore the Internet availability map below to see broadband options on a granular level in Central.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Central with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Central is the 72nd most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Liberty, Seneca, Clemson, and Six Mile, but behind Pendleton.
  • The fastest zip code in Central for July 2021 is 29630. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Central, South Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Vyve Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 68.4%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 82.5%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 25.2%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Central

Central Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Central is the 72nd most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Liberty, Seneca, Clemson, and Six Mile, but behind Pendleton.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Pickens 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: 5% of people living in Central 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 82% of Central 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.

As of this month, 29630 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Central.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Pickens County, approximately 5,000 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.

Internet Service Availability Near Southern Wesleyan University

Students residing within 2 miles of Southern Wesleyan University can expect to have a selection between 1-2 Internet providers. As elsewhere in Central, Viasat and HughesNet are the most prevalent options. Speed tests suggest that internet connectivity in the Southern Wesleyan University area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip code around (85.63 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be sufficient for students in Central who need to watch HD video, share a router with roommates, and etc. That said, since these averages are calculated on public performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds accessible in an area. Use the zip search field above to see more information on internet options at a specific address.

Data Caps on Central Internet Plans

Many Internet companies have decided to impose data limits to their home broadband plans as of late. The trend is certainly true in the Central market, with local Internet companies such as Vyve Broadband advertising plans with data caps. It's not a major concern for most customers, but it may be an issue for those that stream a large amount of 4K video. Data caps with cable bundles are usually in the neighborhood of one Terabyte, which is an issue for fewer than one percent of Internet users, according to a report from Xfinity. Vyve Broadband customers are advised to double check data use policies when signing up, and not assume them based on statements online.

Compare Central to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Central 85.6 Mbps 6 $0.23 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +448.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +63.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +75 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +83.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +76.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )