Internet Providers in Central, SC

Residential Internet Statistics for Central, SC
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $25
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Central, South Carolina:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    85.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    85.1% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    41.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    41.9% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. Spectrum
    25.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    25.2% Available
  • 6. 6. Vyve Broadband
    68.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    68.4% Available
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Internet Access in Central, South Carolina

Internet service availability and competition in the Central area is overall low. a surprising 20.71 percent of the population have one (or fewer) options for Internet service. Central's degree of connectivity ranks 138th 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Central, South Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 85.1%
Vyve Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 68.4%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 25.2%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 41.9%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Central is the 138th most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Six Mile, Liberty, Seneca, Clemson, and Pendleton.

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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.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 79% of Central residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Pickens County, approximately 5,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Central to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Central 105.4 Mbps 9 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +476.3 Mbps ) 22 ( +13 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +67.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +94.3 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +96.8 Mbps ) 27 ( +18 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +91.1 Mbps ) 11 ( +2 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )