Internet providers in North Charleston, SC

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Provider
AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic11%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL79%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 150 MbpsCable82%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable18%
WOW - -Fiber-optic78%
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North Charleston internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in North Charleston 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 North Charleston area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of North Charleston residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 83% of those living in North Charleston.

There are seven internet providers serving the North Charleston area, and 95.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among North Charleston's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in North Charleston

The largest internet providers in North Charleston are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to North Charleston.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most North Charleston residents, covering 79% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 11% of the area. North Charleston’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 82% of North Charleston residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

79%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in North Charleston covering 79% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in North Charleston 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in North Charleston, $42.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Charleston, $0.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in North Charleston. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Charleston's providers, 275 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

11%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in North Charleston covering 11% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout North Charleston than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in North Charleston, $42.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Charleston, $0.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in North Charleston. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all North Charleston's providers, 275 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

82%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in North Charleston covering 82% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but North Charleston 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 North Charleston, $42.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Charleston, $0.69.

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 North Charleston. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Charleston's providers, 275 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in North Charleston with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 11% of households in North Charleston. The next fastest internet provider in North Charleston is Home Telephone Company, Inc. (SC), offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.092% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in North Charleston with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in North Charleston, $42.99.

WOW is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in North Charleston, covering 78% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in North Charleston and is available to 11% of households.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.