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Internet providers in Makawao, HI

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Makawao, HI internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Hawaiian Telcom $44.99 500 - 15 MbpsDSL100%
Hawaiian Telcom $44.99 500 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic7.735%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 2 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Makawao internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Makawao 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 Makawao area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Makawao residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 7.740% of those living in Makawao.

There are four internet providers serving the Makawao area, and 99.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Makawao'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 Makawao

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

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Makawao 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 Makawao, $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 Makawao, $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 Makawao. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Makawao'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

100%

DSL from Hawaiian Telcom offers broadband to all households in Makawao covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Hawaiian Telcom uses telephone lines in Makawao 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 Makawao, $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 Makawao, $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 Makawao. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Makawao's providers, 336 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

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

2 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.2 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Makawao 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 Makawao, $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 Makawao, $0.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 2 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.2 Mbps in Makawao. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Makawao's providers, 336 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Hawaiian Telcom is the fastest internet provider in Makawao with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 7.735% of households in Makawao. The next fastest internet provider in Makawao is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

Hawaiian Telcom is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Makawao, covering 7.735% 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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.