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Lake City, SC internet providers

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL94%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (SC) - -DSL99%
Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (SC) - -Fiber-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 HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% 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, $45.74.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake City, $1.76.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 44 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, $45.74.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake City, $1.76.

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 slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 44 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 Lake City covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Lake City 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 Lake City, $45.74.

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 Lake City, $1.76.

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 Lake City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (SC) 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, $45.74.

Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (SC) is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lake City, covering 3.851% of the city.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.