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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL69%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (SC) - -DSL64%
Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (SC) - -Fiber-optic28%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Sumter internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Sumter 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 Sumter area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Sumter residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 28% of those living in Sumter.

There are five internet providers serving the Sumter area, and 97.14% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sumter'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 Sumter

The largest internet providers in Sumter are Frontier, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Sumter.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to most Sumter residents, covering 69% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Sumter’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Sumter residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

69%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to most households in Sumter covering 69% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Sumter 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 Sumter, $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 Sumter, $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 Sumter. These download speeds are available to 69% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sumter's providers, 40 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 Sumter covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Sumter 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 Sumter, $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 Sumter, $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 Sumter. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Sumter's providers, 40 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 Sumter covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Sumter 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 Sumter, $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 Sumter, $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 Sumter. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sumter's providers, 40 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (SC) is the fastest internet provider in Sumter with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 28% of households in Sumter. The next fastest internet provider in Sumter is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Sumter with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sumter, $45.74.

Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (SC) is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sumter, covering 28% of the city.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.