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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in South Carolina

Spectrum has the most coverage in South Carolina, with cable and fiber internet in areas like Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Florence, Camden, Spartanburg, and more. AT&T's fiber internet is also available in these areas, but only where there's no other fiber provider. Some Xfinity cable internet resides in Newberry, down south in Charleston, and bleeds into the state from Augusta, while HTC and Comporium claim some smaller spots with cable and fiber. T-Mobile is your next best bet if you can't get wired internet.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in South Carolina.

That ranks South Carolina 43rd nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in South Carolina

 3.6/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 43rd national ranking for customer satisfaction

$74.17 average price per payment for internet, per household

86.2% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.6/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.6/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

5,342,388 people

2.45 average people per household

$52,420 average income per household

42 average age per household

53% of population employed


2% lower than national average

Ranked 40th nationally


2% higher than national average

Ranked 33rd nationally


11% higher than national average

Ranked 48th nationally


4% lower than national average

Ranked 42nd nationally

Average download speed
140.3 Mbps

2.41% higher than national average
Ranks 17th nationally

Average upload speed
61.1 Mbps

3.98% higher than national average
Ranks 22nd nationally
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Fastest internet providers in South Carolina

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
West Carolina Tel 216.45 Mbps 198.15 Mbps 99.23% View Plans for West Carolina Tel
HTC Inc. 177.47 Mbps 117.22 Mbps 73.89% View Plans for HTC Inc.
Spectrum 163.79 Mbps 19.27 Mbps 93.9% View Plans for Spectrum
Comporium, Inc. 160.12 Mbps 92.28 Mbps 95.34% View Plans for Comporium, Inc.
Breezeline 154.78 Mbps 26.76 Mbps 49.26% View Plans for Breezeline
96% of people in South Carolina have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 47th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 272 Mbps 95.52% 90.86% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 985.12 Mbps 90.05% 86% See all providers for Cable
DSL 254.29 Mbps 42.65% 80.4% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 3656.83 Mbps 77.44% 84% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 3.17% 62.08% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 99 Mbps 0.34% 99% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 100 Mbps 95.96% 100% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in South Carolina

Cities in South Carolina with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Piedmont 194.76 Mbps 17.2 Mbps 81% AT&T
Lancaster 192.23 Mbps 122.8 Mbps 97% Segra
Boiling Springs 186.9 Mbps 30.25 Mbps 92% Spectrum
Elgin 183.32 Mbps 32.61 Mbps 74% Spectrum
Longs 178.86 Mbps 115.38 Mbps 100% HTC Inc.
Central 178.5 Mbps 89.93 Mbps 95% West Carolina Tel
Rock Hill 177 Mbps 49.71 Mbps 100% Comporium, Inc.
Loris 175.06 Mbps 60.19 Mbps 100% HTC Inc.

Piedmont is the best city in South Carolina for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Lancaster and Boiling Springs also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in South Carolina

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Columbia 343,984 100% 100% 100%
Charleston 198,884 100% 100% 100%
Greenville 221,595 100% 100% 100%
North Charleston 97,704 100% 100% 100%
Spartanburg 112,001 100% 100% 100%
Goose Creek 59,342 100% 100% 100%
North Myrtle Beach 16,656 100% 100% 100%
Myrtle Beach 151,674 100% 100% 100%

Columbia is the most internet-connected city in South Carolina. Columbia makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Columbia's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Charleston and Greenville also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in South Carolina


Population: 343,984

Median income: $54,680

154.51 Mbps
avg. download speed

53.88 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 221,595

Median income: $57,406

144.94 Mbps
avg. download speed

46.18 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 198,884

Median income: $73,260

139.32 Mbps
avg. download speed

59.56 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

South Carolina FAQs

What are the best internet providers in South Carolina?

Based on feedback in our latest customer satisfaction survey, T-Mobile is the best internet provider in the area. In fact, it ranks best in overall satisfaction, price, reliability, and customer service and is only outranked one spot by Xfinity, which ranks highest in speed satisfaction. Spectrum ranks mostly seventh across all our survey categories and has the lowest price satisfaction score of the four, as it raises its rates by $35 per month after the first year.

Where can I get fiber internet in South Carolina?

You can get AT&T's fiber internet in Florence, Charleston, Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, and areas near Augusta, Georgia. 

Spectrum has more fiber than AT&T in South Carolina, although it's far less available than cable internet. You can find Spectrum's fiber in Myrtle Beach, Marion, Dillon, Columbia, Spartanburg, and a few other locations.

HTC also has fiber in Myrtle Beach and along the coast down to Georgetown, while Comporium's fiber internet is in the Rock Hill area. Both offer cable internet if fiber isn't available where you live.

What are the fastest internet providers in South Carolina?

AT&T currently has the fastest speeds you can get in South Carolina, with 5,000Mbps. Xfinity has the second-fastest speed with 1,200Mbps cable internet, followed by Spectrum, HTC, and Comporium with 1,000Mbps plans (cable or fiber). T-Mobile 5G Home Internet maxes out at 245Mbps for now.

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