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Internet providers in Charleston, SC

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1. AT&T
38% available in Charleston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

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2. Spectrum
34% available in Charleston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. EarthLink
90% available in Charleston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(77)

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

4. WOW!
96% available in Charleston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1220Mbps

User Rating(89)
5. T-Mobile Home Internet
55% available in Charleston
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

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6. Xfinity
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps

Double the speed-faster than ever! Enjoy more speed with150Mbps internet for $25/mo for 1 year.

7. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
300Mbps

User Rating(14)
8. Hughesnet
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(283)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

9. ispMint
99% available in Charleston
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
10. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Charleston
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
11. Synergy Internet
78% available in Charleston
Synergy Internet
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
12. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Charleston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
13. Home Telecom
100% available in Charleston
Connection:
Cable, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Comcast Business
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(41)
2. Spectrum
34% available in Charleston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. Earthlink Business
81% available in Charleston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Charleston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(283)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

5. ispMint
99% available in Charleston
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
6. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Charleston
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
7. Ooma
50% available in Charleston
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
8. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Charleston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
9. Home Telecom
100% available in Charleston
Connection:
Cable, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Charleston
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Charleston
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Charleston
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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4. Verizon Wireless
64% available in Charleston
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. AT&T Wireless
67% available in Charleston
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Charleston

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Charleston area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$69.14/mo

Average speed
139.7 Mbps

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Charleston Residential Internet Coverage

Charleston is the second largest community in South Carolina. Much of the infrastructure and culture in the area has developed to support the large number of college students. The well-educated, wealthy residents enjoy the activities offered from living in a waterfront city. Residents depend on internet connectivity to further their education and career goals as well as to plan exciting activities for their down time. Compared with 84% of South Carolina, 97% of Charleston residents can access high-speed internet.

AT&T offers DSL to 94% of Charleston homes. DSL is also available to 2% of residents from Frontier. Residents seeking cable internet connectivity have two options. Xfinity reaches 89% of Charleston homes while WOW! reaches 54% of residents from the coast to the air force base. Fiber optics are being introduced to the area. Home Telecom currently provides this service to 7% of residents along King St, but excluding the air force base.

Businesses have two additional options. Level 3 Communications offers fiber optics to 11% of the commercial market and TW Telecom provides copper wire to 1% of area businesses.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Charleston

Average download speed
139.71 Mbps

Average upload speed
56.62 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
40.24 ms

Average jitter
20.57 ms

 

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Learn more about AT&T

Learn more about Spectrum

Learn more about EarthLink

Learn more about WOW!

Learn more about T-Mobile Home Internet

Learn more about Xfinity

Learn more about Verizon Home Internet

Learn more about Hughesnet

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Learn more about Easy Internet Now

Learn more about Synergy Internet

Learn more about Hotwire Communications

Learn more about Home Telecom

What is the best internet provider in Charleston?

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Summary of Charleston internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
WOW! Cable 1220 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for WOW!
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xfinity
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
ispMint DSL 100 Mbps 4.5/5
Easy Internet Now Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.5/5
Synergy Internet Fiber 5000 Mbps N/A
Hotwire Communications Fiber 10000 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for Hotwire Communications
Home Telecom Cable, DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.0/5 View Plans for Home Telecom

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Charleston

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on internet providers in Charleston.

WOW!

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Herbert M | 01-07-2022

My service drops and slow service from WOW has just become very low value. I have been a customer for many years now and they advertise service better than mine for less. It's just disgusting how little long time customers are respected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 15 No 2

XFINITY

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Gary S | 06-26-2015

I've been a Comcast customer for years with the only other choice being AT&T. The speed is fine but the price is way too high and customer service is the worst of any business I've ever done business with. Problems I have are always due to something within Comcast. Recently they added a primary email address to my wife's account without even letting us know, then they began capturing our home phone voice mails. We didn't know this until someone told us they left us a voice mail. When calling Comcast I was on the phone for nearly two hours with someone I could barely understand. I couldn't access our voice mails then they deleted the eleven emails we hadn't heard. They suck!

Was this review helpful? Yes 124 No 8

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XFINITY

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Gary S | 06-26-2015

I've been a Comcast customer for years with the only other choice being AT&T. The speed is fine but the price is way too high and customer service is the worst of any business I've ever done business with. Problems I have are always due to something within Comcast. Recently they added a primary email address to my wife's account without even letting us know, then they began capturing our home phone voice mails. We didn't know this until someone told us they left us a voice mail. When calling Comcast I was on the phone for nearly two hours with someone I could barely understand. I couldn't access our voice mails then they deleted the eleven emails we hadn't heard. They suck!

Was this review helpful? Yes 124 No 8

WOW!

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Herbert M | 01-07-2022

My service drops and slow service from WOW has just become very low value. I have been a customer for many years now and they advertise service better than mine for less. It's just disgusting how little long time customers are respected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 15 No 2

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