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Internet providers in Waimea, HI

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Waimea, HI internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable96%
Hawaiian Telcom $39.99 300 - 300 MbpsDSL96%
Hawaiian Telcom $39.99 300 - 300 MbpsFiber-optic6.240%
Sandwich Isles Broadband Services - -DSL4.562%
Sandwich Isles Broadband Services - -Fiber-optic3.167%
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Waimea internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Waimea 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 Waimea area will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of Waimea residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 17% of those living in Waimea.

There are five internet providers serving the Waimea area, and 95.11% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Waimea's five 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 Waimea

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 11 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Hawaiian Telcom 69 Mbps 92 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 48 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Waimea

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

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

96%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Waimea covering 96% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Waimea 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 Waimea, $56.24.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 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 Waimea, $0.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Waimea. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waimea's providers, 336 Mbps.

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Hawaiian Telcom DSL internet

Provider

Hawaiian Telcom

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

96%

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

DSL internet from Hawaiian Telcom uses telephone lines in Waimea 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 Waimea, $56.24.

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 Waimea, $0.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Hawaiian Telcom offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in Waimea. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Waimea's providers, 336 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.4 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Waimea 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Waimea, $56.24.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waimea, $0.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.4 Mbps in Waimea. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waimea's providers, 336 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Waimea with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Waimea. The next fastest internet provider in Waimea is Hawaiian Telcom, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Hawaiian Telcom offers the cheapest internet in Waimea with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Waimea, $56.24.

Hawaiian Telcom is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Waimea, covering 6.240% of the city. Sandwich Isles Broadband Services also offers fiber internet in Waimea and is available to 3.167% of households.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.