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Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 100 MbpsDSL96%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.678%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Charleston internet service at a glance

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

The vast majority of those living in the Charleston area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Charleston 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 1.680% of those living in Charleston.

There are five internet providers serving the Charleston area, and 94.36% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Charleston's five internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Charleston

The largest internet providers in Charleston are Mediacom, Consolidated Communications, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Charleston.

Cable internet from Mediacom is available to nearly all Charleston residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Consolidated Communications, which covers 96% of the area. Charleston’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Charleston residents.

Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Charleston covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Charleston, $41.25.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charleston, $1.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Charleston. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Charleston's providers, 309 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Charleston covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines in Charleston 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 Consolidated Communications start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Charleston, $41.25.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charleston, $1.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Charleston. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Charleston's providers, 309 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Charleston 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Charleston, $41.25.

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 Charleston, $1.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Charleston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Charleston's providers, 309 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Charleston with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Charleston. The next fastest internet provider in Charleston is Consolidated Communications, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Charleston with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Charleston, $41.25.

Consolidated Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Charleston, covering 1.678% of the city.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.