Internet Providers in Saint George, SC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Saint George, SC
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $106.46

Internet Access in Saint George, South Carolina

There are two broadband options in Saint George: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. Their network has speeds as high as 35 Mbps and coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the area. As for HughesNet, they sell Satellite. They have availability in practically one hundred percent of Saint George and reported speeds up to a maximum of 25 Mbps.

AT&T is another common broadband choice for Saint George. They offer primarily Fixed Wireless connections in 72 percent of the area.

Wireless technologies like fixed wireless suffer from several key issues, making them far from well-suited for broadband access. Limited data use ("data caps") are the largest inconvenience, although fixed wireless data and streaming caps tend to be similar to those on wired DSL or cable Internet plans.

61.16 percent of Saint George residents are currently cut off from choice for broadband Internet service. This is not a shock seeing as market competition between Internet providers is poor. Locations in the city have an average 1 options for broadband service, when averaged across the entire population.

The coverage stats on this page comes from FCC provider-reported data, which requires companies in Saint George to report deployment data biannually. By leveraging direct agreements with providers, BroadbandNow is able to confirm this data against private data reported by providers. Our speed averages are calculated from real-world speed tests originating in Saint George addresses. The rest of the statistics and datapoints shown here are calculated based on NTIA andnational Census databases. So far as pricing and data our research process is manual. Our research staff has processed 294 Internet packages in Saint George to date, with 21 currently active.

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Saint George, South Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Home Telecom 500 Mbps Cable 16s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Saint George, South Carolina

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 49.4% Availability in Saint George - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 72.1% Availability in Saint George - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • PRTC - Fiber - 56.5% Availability in Saint George - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Home Telecom - Cable - 1.2% Availability in Saint George - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Saint George - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Saint George - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Saint George

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Saint George is the 197th most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Bowman and Holly Hill, but behind Harleyville, Branchville, and Dorchester.

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

Approximately 7,000 people in Dorchester 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: 57% of people living in Saint George 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 39% of Saint George 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.

In Dorchester County, approximately 8,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Saint George

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 49.4%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 72.1%+ 25 Mbps
Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative Fiber 56.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Home Telecom Cable 1.2%+ 500 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Saint George to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Saint George 14.5 Mbps 6 $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +400.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +104.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +101.7 Mbps ) 14 ( +8 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +112.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +113.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )