Internet Service Providers in Summerville, South Carolina

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Residential Internet Statistics for Summerville, SC
Wired Internet Providers: 8
Average Speed Test Result: 88.66 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.15%

Internet Access in Summerville, South Carolina

Consumers will find 23 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Summerville. There are 4 LTE providers.

Since FCC coverage data is tallied up twice annually and only made public six months after, availability shown here may not be complete.

When considering the Internet network technology types within Summerville, you essentially see two primary options: cable (Spectrum, for example) and DSL (providers like AT&T Internet).

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Summerville's most common wired broadband providers.

To summarize, the average Summerville household has 4-5 options so far as home broadband (an average of 4.26 in each census block), which is higher thanaverage in South Carolina. Summerville ranks at position 8th out of 343 communities in South Carolina so far as Internet connectivity. Areas the FCC considers "underserved" are low, with only 2,000 limited to a single broadband option. View the interactive map below to explore network data about Summerville and Internet access stats at the census block level.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Summerville with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Summerville is the 8th most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Ridgeville, Hanahan, and Goose Creek, but behind Ladson and North Charleston.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Summerville: Lincolnville
  • The fastest zip code in Summerville for February 2021 is 29485. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Summerville, South Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Home Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber, Cable, and DSL 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Summerville, South Carolina

  • AT&T Internet - 87.4% Availability in Summerville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 96.8% Availability in Summerville - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • WOW! - 41.0% Availability in Summerville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Home Telecom - 23.7% Availability in Summerville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 31.1% Availability in Summerville - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Summerville - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Summerville - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Summerville

Summerville Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Summerville is the 8th most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Ridgeville, Hanahan, and Goose Creek, but behind Ladson and North Charleston.

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: 43% of people living in Summerville 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 Summerville 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, 29485 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Summerville.

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

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.

Data Caps in Summerville

Internet providers have added data limits on their residential broadband packages recently. Some major providers in the area — AT&T Internet included — have plans with data caps, according to our latest plan data. Data caps in general vary quite a bit. They typically run from 250GB all the way to one Terabyte. The majority of home Internet caps are very high, so they won't pose an issue for the majority of cord cutters. Most providers include a usage tracking meter. Data caps are on the rise as the average viewer's expectations for streaming video quality rises. If you're subscribing to AT&T Internet, be sure to verify any data limitations regarding your specific plan when talking to a rep.

Internet access in Summerville neighborhoods

Broadband data in Summerville is available for the following communities: Lincolnville.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Summerville

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet DSL and Fiber 87.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 96.8%+ 940 Mbps
WOW! Cable 41.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Home Telecom Fiber, Cable, and DSL 23.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 31.1%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Home Telecom DSL and Fiber 52.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 29.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 24.0%+ 987 Mbps
WOW! Business Fiber 28.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Copper 6.5%+ 30 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 4.1%+ 45 Mbps
Segra Fiber 0.9%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Summerville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Summerville 88.7 Mbps 12 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +260.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +18.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +6 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +11 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +23 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +26.6 Mbps ) 9 ( -3 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Summerville

Overall review

I have had Spectrum for a while now. I would say the price is pretty comparable to other services, but the reliability is horrible!! The app goes down at least once a day and the internet will go offline at least 1x a day and runs slow even though we have their highest package. Sometimes the WiFi won't even reach the next room.

Forced to upgrade

While Xfinity internet is indeed the best deal in the market (Mbps), customer service just hit a new low. Usage caps have been imposed in the middle of a billing cycle. So customers need to upgrade or cutback. With two adults and a full-time college student in the account, we have no option but to upgrade. Some notice would have been nice.