Internet providers in Central, SC

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Central internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Central 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 Central area will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of Central residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Central, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Central area, and 85.40% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Central's four internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Central

The largest internet providers in Central are AT&T, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing DSL and satellite options to Central.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Central residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Central’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Central residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Central covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Central 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 AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Central, $53.33.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Central, $1.40.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Central. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Central's providers, 37 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 Central covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Central 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 Central, $53.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Central, $1.40.

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 Central. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Central's providers, 37 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Central covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Central 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, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Central, $53.33.

ViaSat, Inc. 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 Central, $1.40.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Central. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Central's providers, 37 Mbps.

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Central, SC internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL96%
Northland Communications Corp. - -Cable86%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Northland Communications Corp. is the fastest internet provider in Central with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 86% of households in Central. The next fastest internet provider in Central is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 75 Mbps to 96% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Central with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Central, $53.33.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

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.

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.