Internet Providers in Lancaster, South Carolina

Residential Internet Statistics for Lancaster, SC
Internet Service Providers: 6
Plans Start From: $38.45
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Lancaster, South Carolina:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    70.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    70.3% Available
  • 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • Spectrum
    1.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    1.7% Available
  • 5. 4. Comporium
    99.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *11 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    99.1% Available
  • 6. 5. Comporium
    86.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    86.7% Available
  • 7. 6. Comporium
    13.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    13.2% Available
  • 8. 7. RiverNet Connect
    10.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    10.8% Available
1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Lancaster. See All
  • 1. Spectrum Business
    3.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    3.6% Available
  • 2. Comporium
    99.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    99.9% Available

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Internet Access in Lancaster, South Carolina

Lancaster currently has two widespread Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. They have speeds up to 100 Mbps and availability in near one hundred percent of the city. As for HughesNet, they offer Satellite. They have availability in close to one hundred percent of Lancaster.

DSL providers like Comporium Communications connect customers to broadband services using copper phone lines on utility poles. This is why DSL is typically sold through telecom corporations that bundle Internet access with phone service. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet is accessible by 99.14 percent of the Lancaster population. In spite of these issues facing DSL infrastructure, Lancaster's average download rates come out above the state weighted average by 29.65.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is collected biannually and only made public six or more months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this issue.

Most Lancaster homes have 2 providers that can service at their location. This is a strong level of competition. It tends to improve prices at a given address. This Internet access isn't universal, though. A surprising 8.87 of residents still have only one option for broadband Internet services.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Comporium Communications is also in the area with a recorded maximum speed of 11 Mbps. See the map below to compare how many options are available on a granular level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Lancaster, South Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Comporium Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 86.7%
Comporium Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 13.2%
RiverNet Connect 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 10.8%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 1.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 70.3%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Comporium Communications 11 Mbps DSL 12m 24s 99.1%
4,000 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.

Lancaster is the 58th most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Waxhaw, Heath Springs, and Great Falls, but behind Catawba and Fort Lawn.

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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 75 people in Lancaster 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.

Fiber Availability: 13% of people living in Lancaster have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 91% of Lancaster 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 Lancaster County, approximately 8,000 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.

Map of ISPs in Lancaster

Lancaster Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Compare Lancaster to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lancaster 256.7 Mbps 9 $0.52 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +325 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -83.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -57 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -54.5 Mbps ) 24 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -60.2 Mbps ) 10 ( +1 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )