Internet providers in Surfside Beach, SC

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Surfside Beach, SC internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL75%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Bluewave Communications $49.95 500 - 30 MbpsDSL39%
Bluewave Communications $49.95 500 - 50 MbpsCable34%
Bluewave Communications $49.95 500 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic12%
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Surfside Beach internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Surfside Beach residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in Surfside Beach.

There are five internet providers serving the Surfside Beach area, and 93.21% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Surfside Beach'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 Surfside Beach

The largest internet providers in Surfside Beach are Frontier, Spectrum, and Bluewave Communications bringing DSL and cable options to Surfside Beach.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to most Surfside Beach residents, covering 75% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Surfside Beach’s third most-available internet provider, Bluewave Communications, offers DSL to around 39% of Surfside Beach residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to most households in Surfside Beach covering 75% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach, $46.58.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Surfside Beach, $0.13.

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 Surfside Beach. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Surfside Beach's providers, 251 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 Surfside Beach covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach, $46.58.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Surfside Beach, $0.13.

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 Surfside Beach. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Surfside Beach's providers, 251 Mbps.

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Bluewave Communications DSL internet

Provider

Bluewave Communications

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

39%

DSL from Bluewave Communications offers broadband to some, but not many households in Surfside Beach covering 39% of the area.

DSL internet from Bluewave Communications uses telephone lines in Surfside Beach 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 Bluewave Communications start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Surfside Beach, $46.58.

Bluewave Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 500 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Surfside Beach, $0.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Bluewave Communications offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Surfside Beach. These download speeds are available to 39% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Surfside Beach's providers, 251 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Bluewave Communications is the fastest internet provider in Surfside Beach with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 12% of households in Surfside Beach. The next fastest internet provider in Surfside Beach is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Surfside Beach with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Surfside Beach, $46.58.

Bluewave Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Surfside Beach, covering 12% of the city.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.