Internet providers in Chester, SC

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

There are three internet providers serving the Chester area. Among Chester's three internet providers, prices start at $50 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Chester

The largest internet providers in Chester are HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. bringing satellite options to Chester.

Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Chester residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from ViaSat, Inc., which covers 100% of the area.

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 Chester covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Chester 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Chester, $55.00.

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 lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chester, $7.86.

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 Chester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 19 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 Chester covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Chester 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $55.00.

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, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chester, $7.86.

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 Chester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 19 Mbps.

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Chester, SC internet providers

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Provider
Chester Telephone Company - -DSL98%
Chester Telephone Company - -Cable97%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Chester Telephone Company is the fastest internet provider in Chester with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Chester. The next fastest internet provider in Chester is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. offers the cheapest internet in Chester with plans starting at $50/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $55.00.

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.

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.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.