Internet Providers in Pickens, SC

Residential Internet Statistics for Pickens, SC
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $25
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Cable

Top Internet Providers in Pickens, South Carolina:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    95.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • IPBB
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • IPBB
    • Fixed Wireless
    95.7% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    68.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    68.8% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    54.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    54.9% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Globalvision
    75% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *6 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    75% Available
  • 7. 7. Vyve Broadband
    34.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    34.5% Available

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Internet Access in Pickens, South Carolina

Pickens offers 7 residential Internet Service Providers, or 14 if you include business and mobile. There are 6 choices for wired Internet such as DSL or cable.

DSL and cable are the two main broadband network options in the Pickens area. They are fighting over the same potential customers at most addresses and competing on service quality. Cable speed is overall better, but big-picture performance metrics found with either system are similar.

There is above-average competition between companies around Pickens, but 900 locals can't get service from multiple providers. If these residents aren't satisfied with the quality of service, they are forced to rely on a poor quality wireless connection. However, this isn't the norm in Pickens — the average household has 3-4 Internet options.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Pickens.

Coverage data on this page comes from FCC data. Providers in Pickens are legally required to submit coverage data biannually. Using direct relationships with telecom companies nationally, we are able to verify public data with private data submitted by providers directly. Since 2014, BroadbandNow has crunched 6,825 data rows about broadband coverage in Pickens and 1,372,184 rows of data in South Carolina overall. The speed averages shown on this page are calculated based on actual speed tests originating in Pickens in the M-Labs database, a tool built into Google search as well as BroadbandNow. Other data and statistics shown here originate from NTIA and Census databases.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Pickens, South Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Vyve Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 34.5%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 68.8%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB and Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 95.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 54.9%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
900 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.

Pickens is the 162nd most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Clemson and Easley, but behind Central, Six Mile, and Liberty.

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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 95% of Pickens 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 Pickens to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Pickens 93.3 Mbps 11 $0.66 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +488.4 Mbps ) 22 ( +11 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +79.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +106.4 Mbps ) 20 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +108.9 Mbps ) 27 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +103.2 Mbps ) 11 $0.39 ( $0.00 )