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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in South Carolina

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

$53,998 average income per household

43 average age per household

53% of population employed


1% lower than national average

Ranked 35th nationally


0% higher than national average

Ranked 28th nationally


15% higher than national average

Ranked 31st nationally


2% lower than national average

Ranked 38th nationally

Average download speed
136 Mbps

1.58% higher than national average
Ranks 19th nationally

Average upload speed
59 Mbps

11.94% 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 210.21 Mbps 194.56 Mbps 99.23% View Plans for West Carolina Tel
HTC Inc. 166.51 Mbps 111.67 Mbps 73.89% View Plans for HTC Inc.
Comporium, Inc. 159.78 Mbps 86.26 Mbps 95.34% View Plans for Comporium, Inc.
Spectrum 157.98 Mbps 19.39 Mbps 92.27% View Plans for Spectrum
Breezeline 143.2 Mbps 25.55 Mbps 70.14% View Plans for Breezeline
93% of people in South Carolina have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 30th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 269.44 Mbps 89.82% 99.25% See all providers
Cable 984.95 Mbps 83.78% 86.12% See all providers
DSL 189.13 Mbps 55.87% 76.06% See all providers
Fiber 3435.88 Mbps 72.26% 87.11% See all providers
Fixed Wireless 24.43 Mbps 3.05% 62.6% See all providers
LTE Home 99 Mbps 13.8% 99% See all providers
Satellite 99.1 Mbps 90.67% 100% See all providers

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 191.6 Mbps 16.51 Mbps 81% Spectrum
Leesville 189.62 Mbps 185.12 Mbps 100% Comporium, Inc.
Lancaster 186.93 Mbps 123.31 Mbps 97% Segra
West Columbia 180.1 Mbps 29.29 Mbps 94% Spectrum
Loris 175.27 Mbps 70.23 Mbps 100% HTC Inc.
Central 170.07 Mbps 95.8 Mbps 95% West Carolina Tel
Rock Hill 169.7 Mbps 45.49 Mbps 100% CenturyLink
North Augusta 169.06 Mbps 52.04 Mbps 78% AT&T

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. Leesville and Lancaster 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

146.19 Mbps
avg. download speed

53.06 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: 221,595

Median income: $57,406

147.24 Mbps
avg. download speed

51.65 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: $76,576

131.85 Mbps
avg. download speed

56.85 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.

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