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Lihue, HI internet providers

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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable99%
Hawaiian Telcom $34.99 300 - 15 MbpsDSL97%
Hawaiian Telcom $34.99 300 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic22%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 2 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Lihue internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lihue 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 Lihue area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Lihue residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 22% of those living in Lihue.

There are four internet providers serving the Lihue area, and 97.89% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lihue's four internet providers, prices start at $34.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Lihue

The largest internet providers in Lihue are Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcom bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Lihue.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Lihue residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Hawaiian Telcom, which covers 97% of the area. Lihue’s third most-available internet provider, Hawaiian Telcom, offers fiber-optic to around 22% of Lihue residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Lihue covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lihue, $47.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lihue, $0.27.

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 Lihue. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Lihue's providers, 336 Mbps.

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Hawaiian Telcom DSL internet

Provider

Hawaiian Telcom

Starting price*
$34.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Hawaiian Telcom offers broadband to nearly all households in Lihue covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from Hawaiian Telcom uses telephone lines in Lihue 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 $34.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lihue, $47.49.

Hawaiian Telcom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.12 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lihue, $0.27.

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 Lihue. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lihue's providers, 336 Mbps.

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Hawaiian Telcom fiber-optic internet

Provider

Hawaiian Telcom

Starting price*
$34.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

22%

Fiber-optic from Hawaiian Telcom offers broadband to some, but not many households in Lihue covering 22% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Hawaiian Telcom is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Lihue than other internet types.

Internet prices for Hawaiian Telcom start at $34.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lihue, $47.49.

Hawaiian Telcom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.12 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lihue, $0.27.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Hawaiian Telcom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Lihue. These download speeds are available to 22% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lihue's providers, 336 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Lihue, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Lihue, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Lihue and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lihue at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 2 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Lihue at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Lihue residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Hawaiian Telcom is the fastest internet provider in Lihue with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 22% of households in Lihue. The next fastest internet provider in Lihue is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Hawaiian Telcom offers the cheapest internet in Lihue with plans starting at $34.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lihue, $47.49.

Hawaiian Telcom is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lihue, covering 22% of the city.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.