Internet providers in Hilo, HI

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Hilo, HI internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Hawaiian Telcom $44.99 500 - 15 MbpsDSL96%
Hawaiian Telcom $44.99 500 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic9.298%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Hilo internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Hilo is comparable to the rest of Hawaii - 92%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Hilo area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Hilo residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 9.850% of those living in Hilo.

There are four internet providers serving the Hilo area, and 95.97% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hilo's four internet providers, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Hilo

The largest internet providers in Hilo are Spectrum, Hawaiian Telcom, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Hilo.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Hilo residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Hawaiian Telcom, which covers 96% of the area. Hilo’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Hilo residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Hilo covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Hilo residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Hilo, $49.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hilo, $0.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Hilo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Hilo's providers, 336 Mbps.

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Hawaiian Telcom DSL internet

Provider

Hawaiian Telcom

Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Hawaiian Telcom offers broadband to nearly all households in Hilo covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Hawaiian Telcom uses telephone lines in Hilo to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Hawaiian Telcom start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Hilo, $49.99.

Hawaiian Telcom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 500 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.09 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hilo, $0.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Hawaiian Telcom offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in Hilo. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hilo's providers, 336 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.4 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Hilo covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Hilo where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Hilo, $49.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hilo, $0.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.4 Mbps in Hilo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hilo's providers, 336 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Hawaiian Telcom is the fastest internet provider in Hilo with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 9.298% of households in Hilo. The next fastest internet provider in Hilo is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Hilo with plans starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Hilo, $49.99.

Hawaiian Telcom is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Hilo, covering 9.298% of the city.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.