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Internet Providers in Waterloo, South Carolina
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Internet Access in Waterloo, South Carolina
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Waterloo. HughesNet is also widely available.
T-Mobile Home Internet and Ultra Home Internet also have coverage in Waterloo, with shared coverage areas in some blocks.
As might be expected for a city of Waterloo'ssomewhat low density of broadband service competition, the average speeds recorded within city limits fall under the state average. The current average download speed in Waterloo over the past twelve months is 26.94 Mbps.
Looking at the less well-developed neighborhoods around Waterloo, coverage data shows that as many as 2,000 people are left with one or fewer options for broadband-level Internet.
The broadband coverage statistics on the page below are drawn from a mix of public government data and private data collected directly from ISPs. Averaged statistics about speed data comes via M-Labs, which is the speed test tool shown within our site as well as Google and Chrome queries. The BroadbandNow research team has hand-sourced package price on 187 Internet plans and bundles for Waterloo to date.
Internet Statistics 2022
51.8% of consumers in Waterloo2,000 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 Waterloo, South Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Vyve Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||40.6%|
|West Carolina Tel||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||1.2%|
|Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative||200 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||40s||54.3%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||10.9%|
|Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||7.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||79.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||79.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Waterloo
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Around Waterloo
Data from our researchers shows that popular providers in the area place some sort of limit on data use on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers maintain caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which can use 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Waterloo to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Waterloo||26.9 Mbps||10||$0.79 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +518.7 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +134.4 Mbps )||20 ( +10 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +154 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +159.7 Mbps )||26 ( +16 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +152.2 Mbps )||10||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|