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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 150 MbpsCable4.971%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.077%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 80 MbpsDSL83%
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. - -Cable93%
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. - -Fiber-optic7.137%
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Beaufort internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Beaufort 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 Beaufort area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Beaufort residents. Cable 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 7.210% of those living in Beaufort.

There are five internet providers serving the Beaufort area, and 96.25% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Beaufort's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Beaufort

The largest internet providers in Beaufort are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Beaufort.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Beaufort residents, covering 83% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Beaufort’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Beaufort residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

83%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Beaufort covering 83% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Beaufort 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Beaufort, $46.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Beaufort, $2.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Beaufort. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Beaufort's providers, 95 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 Beaufort covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Beaufort 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 Beaufort, $46.24.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Beaufort, $2.43.

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 Beaufort. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Beaufort's providers, 95 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Beaufort covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Beaufort 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Beaufort, $46.24.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Beaufort, $2.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Beaufort. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Beaufort's providers, 95 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Beaufort with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.971% of households in Beaufort. The next fastest internet provider in Beaufort is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 0.077% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Beaufort with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Beaufort, $46.24.

Hargray Communications Group, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Beaufort, covering 7.137% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Beaufort and is available to 0.077% of households.

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.

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.

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.