Internet Providers in Pawleys Island, SC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Pawleys Island, SC
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 17
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $63.39

Internet Access in Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Pawleys Island. HughesNet is also commonly available.

Every primary Internet network type can be found in Pawleys Island, including fiber and cable/DSL. Fiber Internet service has a coverage footprint of 53.22 percent. Cable and DSL Internet networks have virtually one hundred percent and 95.55 percent local footprints respectively.

Keep in mind that since FCC availability data is currently tallied up twice annually and only published 6+ months after, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. Our process incorporates availability data directly from some major ISPs to help reduce the lag.

Spectrum is another common Internet choice in Pawleys Island. They offer mainly Cable connections with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area.

Overall, the competition between providers in Pawleys Island isn't strong (2.83 providers available per census block). 2 providers per resident isn't much, but it's enough to create competition around price and service quality, which is good for consumer living in well-wired neighborhoods.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Horry Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Horry Telephone Cooperative 300 Mbps Cable 27s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Pawleys Island, South Carolina

  • Spectrum - Cable - 99.5% Availability in Pawleys Island - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 95.6% Availability in Pawleys Island - Call For Speed Availability
  • HTC - Fiber - 53.2% Availability in Pawleys Island - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Horry Telephone Cooperative - Cable - 30.9% Availability in Pawleys Island - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 3.8% Availability in Pawleys Island - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Pawleys Island - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Pawleys Island - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Pawleys Island

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Pawleys Island is the 47th most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Georgetown, Andrews, and Mc Clellanville, but behind Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Georgetown 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: 53% of people living in Pawleys Island 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 97% of Pawleys Island 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, 29585 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Pawleys Island.

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

In Georgetown County, approximately 6,000 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.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Pawleys Island

Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the popular providers place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view caps as a tactic to stop streaming services. Providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Pawleys Island

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 99.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 95.6%+ Call For Speed Availability
Horry Telephone Cooperative Fiber 53.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Horry Telephone Cooperative Cable 30.9%+ 300 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 3.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Horry Telephone Cooperative Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 80.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 67.5%+ Call For Speed Availability
Horry Telephone Cooperative Cable 23.6%+ 300 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 8.1%+ 987 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 10.0%+ 940 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 2.6%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Pawleys Island to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Pawleys Island 106.2 Mbps 7 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +309.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +12.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +10 Mbps ) 14 ( +7 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +21.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +21.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )