Why you can trust Allconnect We compare current internet plans to help you make the best decision for your needs and location. How we review providers How we make money

Internet providers in Sumter, SC

Shop the best Sumter internet providers. Compare internet plan pricing and speeds from cable, DSL and fiber-optic providers in your area.

Shop local providers
Sumter City Map

Internet providers in your area

Sumter, SC internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL69%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
FTC Wireless $29.95 4 - 1,000 MbpsDSL64%
FTC Wireless $29.95 4 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic28%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Shop providers Need help? Call: (844) 512-2720

Sumter internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Sumter is comparable to the rest of South Carolina - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Sumter area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Sumter residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 28% of those living in Sumter.

There are five internet providers serving the Sumter area, and 97.14% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sumter's five internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Results from real users

Average internet speeds in Sumter

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 22 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Frontier 3 Mbps 0 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 49 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Sumter

The largest internet providers in Sumter are Frontier, Spectrum, and FTC Wireless bringing DSL and cable options to Sumter.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to most Sumter residents, covering 69% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Sumter’s third most-available internet provider, FTC Wireless, offers DSL to around 64% of Sumter residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

69%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to most households in Sumter covering 69% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Sumter 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sumter, $53.98.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Sumter covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sumter, $53.98.

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 Sumter, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Sumter. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sumter's providers, 297 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

FTC Wireless DSL internet

Provider

FTC Wireless

Starting price*
$29.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

64%

DSL from FTC Wireless offers broadband to most households in Sumter covering 64% of the area.

DSL internet from FTC Wireless uses telephone lines in Sumter 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 FTC Wireless start at $29.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sumter, $53.98.

FTC Wireless customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $7.49 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sumter, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, FTC Wireless offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Sumter. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sumter's providers, 297 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Sumter and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sumter at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sumter at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sumter residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Sumter with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Sumter. The next fastest internet provider in Sumter is FTC Wireless, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 64% of the area.

FTC Wireless offers the cheapest internet in Sumter with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sumter, $53.98.

FTC Wireless is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sumter, covering 28% of the city.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.