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Internet providers in Laurel Bay, SC

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Laurel Bay, SC internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 150 MbpsCable56%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL92%
Hargray of Georgia $50.00 200 - 30 MbpsCable62%
Hargray of Georgia $50.00 200 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic2.668%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Laurel Bay internet service at a glance

At 96%, broadband coverage in Laurel Bay 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 Laurel Bay area will have access to DSL, which covers 95% of Laurel Bay residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.670% of those living in Laurel Bay.

There are five internet providers serving the Laurel Bay area, and 90.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Laurel Bay's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Laurel Bay

The largest internet providers in Laurel Bay are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and Hargray of Georgia bringing cable and DSL options to Laurel Bay.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to most Laurel Bay residents, covering 56% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 92% of the area. Laurel Bay’s third most-available internet provider, Hargray of Georgia, offers cable to around 62% of Laurel Bay residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

56%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to about half of households in Laurel Bay covering 56% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Laurel Bay, $47.00.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Laurel Bay, $0.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Laurel Bay. These download speeds are available to 56% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Laurel Bay's providers, 72 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Laurel Bay covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Laurel Bay 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Laurel Bay, $47.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Laurel Bay, $0.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Laurel Bay. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Laurel Bay's providers, 72 Mbps.

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Hargray of Georgia cable internet

Provider

Hargray of Georgia

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

62%

Cable from Hargray of Georgia offers broadband to most households in Laurel Bay covering 62% of the area.

Hargray of Georgia’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Laurel Bay residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Hargray of Georgia start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Laurel Bay, $47.00.

Hargray of Georgia customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Laurel Bay, $0.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Hargray of Georgia offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Laurel Bay. These download speeds are available to 62% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Laurel Bay's providers, 72 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Laurel Bay with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 56% of households in Laurel Bay. The next fastest internet provider in Laurel Bay is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 80 Mbps to 92% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Laurel Bay with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Laurel Bay, $47.00.

Hargray of Georgia is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Laurel Bay, covering 2.668% of the city.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.