Internet Providers in Sunset, SC

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sunset, SC
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $107.08

Internet Access in Sunset, South Carolina

Sunset features two common wired Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider, with download speeds up to 100 Mbps and coverage for virtually one hundred percent of the city. HughesNet predominantly offers Satellite, with coverage for virtually one hundred percent of Sunset and advertise speeds up to 25 Mbps.

The packages listed on this page are manually collected through our data science team.

AT&T Internet is one of the top three providers in Sunset, available for 85 percent of local addresses.

DSL Internet has lots of coverage in comparison with other Internet services in Sunset because it uses phone wires to send digital data — the DSL wire comes in via a utility pole, and you plug in a modem to the ethernet jack to complete the connection for Wifi.

Looking at the big picture, most Sunset residents have 2-3 choices for Internet. This is around the norm for the state. Sunset is the 290th most connected city in terms of the density of broadband competition at local addresses.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Sunset, South Carolina

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps DSL, Fixed Wireless, and Fiber 8s
Hotwire Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sunset, South Carolina

  • AT&T Internet - 85.5% Availability in Sunset - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Hotwire Communications - 18.9% Availability in Sunset - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 1.5% Availability in Sunset - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Sunset - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Sunset - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sunset

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Sunset is the 290th most connected city in South Carolina behind Salem, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Pickens, and Six Mile.

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.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 14% of people living in Sunset 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 84% of Sunset 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 Pickens County, approximately 4,000 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 Sunset

Many Internet service providers have added data limits on home WiFi and Internet packages in recent years. Some major providers in the area — AT&T Internet included — have data caps, according to the latest data. Data caps in general vary widely, and run from 250 Gigabytes up to a Terabyte. Most home Internet data caps are very high, which means that they don't affect the majority of people. AT&T Internet users in Sunset should verify data use policies while signing up, and not assume them based on marketing materials.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sunset

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet DSL, Fixed Wireless, and Fiber 85.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Hotwire Communications Fiber 18.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 1.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 2.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Fision Work Fiber 2.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 0.2%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Sunset to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sunset 13 Mbps 9 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +402.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.45 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +105.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +103.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +114.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +114.6 Mbps ) 9 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )