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Internet providers in Lihue, HI

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Lihue, HI internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
Hawaiian Telcom $39.99 300 - 15 MbpsDSL97%
Hawaiian Telcom $39.99 300 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic22%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 2 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $64.99 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 $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Lihue

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Hawaiian Telcom 43 Mbps 44 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 61 Mbps 9 Mbps Cable

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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Lihue, $54.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lihue, $0.24.

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*
$39.99/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 $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lihue, $54.99.

Hawaiian Telcom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lihue, $0.24.

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*
$39.99/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 $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lihue, $54.99.

Hawaiian Telcom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lihue, $0.24.

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 higher than average in Lihue at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 2 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Lihue at $64.99/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 $39.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lihue, $54.99.

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

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.