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Internet Providers in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Internet Access in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
The average household in Murrells Inlet has access to about 3-4 Internet providers In context, this is a lot of competition contrasted with other communities. Competition of more than two providers in a city often results in better regional pricing.
Taking a look at network technologies with significant infrastructure already built around the city, we see that the most prevalent hardwired broadband connection options are Cable (98.20 percent coverage) and Satellite (practically one hundred percent coverage). Regular cable TV companies are the main source for cable Internet, thanks to the fact that they can leverage their existing TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Murrells Inlet-area customers of cable Internet service providers like Spectrum generally pick it because of the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.)
Spectrum is a common second choice, serving Murrells Inlet with 98 percent local availability and a top speed of 940 Mbps. Outside of consumer Internet, there are 3 companies in the city with enterprise-level services like SD-WAN or custom fiber loops. We list all providers with explicit business plans online, although some providers sell both home and business broadband.
Viasat Internet is the most common choice in Murrells Inlet. They are accessible for practically one hundred percent of Murrells Inlet addresses. HughesNet is the most likely second option, with coverage in near one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Murrells Inlet is 25 megabits per second.
The Internet coverage stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized data we source from industry sources. Average statistics shown below regarding speed and performance data comes from M-Labs. The BroadbandNow research team has manually collected price on 250 Internet packages in Murrells Inlet to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
1.0% of consumers in Murrells Inlet200 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 Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Horry Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||98.0%|
|Horry Telephone Cooperative||300 Mbps||Cable||27s||78.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||9.7%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Murrells Inlet
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.
Data Caps Around Murrells Inlet
Data from our researchers suggests that some of the popular ISPs in the area use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Compare Murrells Inlet to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Murrells Inlet||188.7 Mbps||7||$0.67 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +356.9 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -27.4 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -7.8 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -2.1 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -9.6 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|
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