Internet Providers in Waterloo, South Carolina

Most Popular Internet Providers in Waterloo, South Carolina:

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  • 1. 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 912-2812

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 2. 2. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 902-3107

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 3. 3. CenturyLink
    10.9% Available
    10.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    10 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (855) 913-4257

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Self Install
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $50
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 4. 4. Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative
    55.4% Available
    55.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    200 Mbps
    Download
    100 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (864) 682-3131

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 6
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 6-200mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $30 - $50
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 5. 5. Vyve Broadband
    40.6% Available
    40.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    25 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (855) 367-8983

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 105-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $99.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 6. 6. Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative
    7.6% Available
    7.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    50 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (843) 538-2020

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-50mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $59.95 - $69.95
  • 7. WCTEL
    1.2% Available
    1.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (864) 446-2111

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Fiber
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $40 - $80
1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Waterloo. See All
  • 1. 1. Vyve Broadband
    48.3% Available
    48.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    50 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 898-3266

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 105-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $99.95 - $249.95
  • 2. WCTEL
    1.8% Available
    1.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
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    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (864) 446-2111

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Fiber
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $60 - $250
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 3. WCTEL
    1.8% Available
    1.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (864) 446-2111

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Fiber
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $60 - $250
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
2 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Waterloo. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 898-5296

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (800) 937-8997

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-6mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (800) 922-0204

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. PRTC
    99.6% Available
    99.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (843) 538-2020

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $60

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Internet Access in Waterloo, South Carolina

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Waterloo. HughesNet is also widely available.

Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative and Vyve Broadband also have coverage in Waterloo, although speed test results suggests that real-world performance from Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative may be faster.

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 25.13 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 179 Internet plans and bundles for Waterloo to date.

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 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 55.4%
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%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Waterloo

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Waterloo is the 200th most connected city in South Carolina ahead of Cross Hill, but behind Laurens, Greenwood, Hodges, and Ware Shoals.

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 Laurens 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: 37% of people living in Waterloo 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 48% of Waterloo 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 Laurens County, approximately 5,000 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 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 25.1 Mbps 8 $0.69 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +509.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +123.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +135.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +144.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +137 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( $0.00 )