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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

$52,437 average income per household

42 average age per household

53% of population employed


1% lower than national average

Ranked 39th nationally


4% higher than national average

Ranked 31st nationally


11% higher than national average

Ranked 49th nationally


3% lower than national average

Ranked 39th nationally

Average download speed
136 Mbps

1.33% higher than national average
Ranks 19th nationally

Average upload speed
58.9 Mbps

12.11% lower 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 211.57 Mbps 194.48 Mbps 99.23% View Plans for West Carolina Tel
HTC Inc. 166.71 Mbps 111.46 Mbps 73.89% View Plans for HTC Inc.
Spectrum 158.42 Mbps 19.41 Mbps 93.9% View Plans for Spectrum
Comporium, Inc. 156.46 Mbps 85.89 Mbps 95.34% View Plans for Comporium, Inc.
Breezeline 142.28 Mbps 25.52 Mbps 60.41% View Plans for Breezeline
96% of people in South Carolina have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 46th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 264.35 Mbps 94.91% 71.15% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 986.51 Mbps 90.21% 85.7% See all providers for Cable
DSL 316.29 Mbps 41.13% 80.5% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 3432.55 Mbps 77.54% 73.98% 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 120.97 Mbps 79.33% 96.99% 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
Leesville 193.61 Mbps 190.55 Mbps 84% Comporium, Inc.
West Columbia 176.47 Mbps 29.06 Mbps 61% Spectrum
Rock Hill 169.19 Mbps 44.88 Mbps 100% CenturyLink
Longs 169.09 Mbps 101.16 Mbps 100% HTC Inc.
North Augusta 167.08 Mbps 52.22 Mbps 66% AT&T
Goose Creek 167.07 Mbps 84.07 Mbps 73% WOW!
Boiling Springs 164.83 Mbps 39.71 Mbps 82% Spectrum
Murrells Inlet 159.53 Mbps 66.93 Mbps 100% HTC Inc.

Leesville 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. West Columbia and Rock Hill 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 136,754 100% 100% 100%
Charleston 149,960 100% 100% 100%
Greenville 70,838 100% 100% 100%
North Charleston 115,755 100% 100% 100%
Spartanburg 38,301 100% 100% 100%
Goose Creek 45,858 100% 100% 100%
North Myrtle Beach 18,850 100% 100% 100%
Myrtle Beach 36,064 100% 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: 149,960

Median income: $73,260

132.53 Mbps
avg. download speed

56.06 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: 136,754

Median income: $54,680

148.04 Mbps
avg. download speed

53.33 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

North Charleston

Population: 115,755

Median income: $61,831

147.81 Mbps
avg. download speed

125.6 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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