Internet providers in Lake City, SC

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Lake City, SC internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL94%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
FTC Wireless $29.95 4 - 50 MbpsDSL99%
FTC Wireless $29.95 4 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.851%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Lake City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lake City 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 Lake City area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Lake City residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.850% of those living in Lake City.

There are five internet providers serving the Lake City area, and 99.83% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lake City's five internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Lake City

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Lake City residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Lake City’s third most-available internet provider, FTC Wireless, offers DSL to around 99% of Lake City residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Lake City covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Lake City 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 $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $42.58.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake City, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Lake City. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 245 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $42.58.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake City, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Lake City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 245 Mbps.

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FTC Wireless DSL internet

Provider

FTC Wireless

Starting price*
$29.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from FTC Wireless offers broadband to all households in Lake City covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from FTC Wireless uses telephone lines in Lake City 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 Lake City, $42.58.

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 Lake City, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, FTC Wireless offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Lake City. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 245 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Lake City and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lake City at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Lake City at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Lake City residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

FTC Wireless is the fastest internet provider in Lake City with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.851% of households in Lake City. The next fastest internet provider in Lake City is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Lake City with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $42.58.

FTC Wireless is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lake City, covering 3.851% of the city.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.