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Internet providers in Lake City, SC

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Lake City, SC internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL94%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
FTC Wireless $29.95 4 - 1,000 MbpsDSL99%
FTC Wireless $29.95 4 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.851%
HughesNet $64.99 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 $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Lake City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 133 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

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*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $53.98.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $53.98.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake City, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Lake City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 300 Mbps.

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FTC Wireless DSL internet

Provider

FTC Wireless

Starting price*
$29.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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, $53.98.

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, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, FTC Wireless offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Lake City. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 300 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lake City at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Lake City with download speeds up to 1,00*0 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Lake City. The next fastest internet provider in Lake City is FTC Wireless, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

FTC Wireless offers the cheapest internet in Lake City with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $53.98.

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

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.