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South Carolina Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in SC

^ An estimated 3,001,861 South Carolina residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

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Internet Availability in SC

^ Collectively (all cities), 70% of all South Carolina residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 46th in the nation [2].

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South Carolina Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in South Carolina

  • Median Landline Internet speeds in SC [3]
    • Median download speed: 5.63 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 1.75 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 13.59 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 4.91 Mb/s

Landline Internet Speed: South Carolina vs. the U.S.

How South Carolina landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in South Carolina

  • Median Wireless Internet speeds in SC [3]
    • Median download speed: 2.05 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 0.76 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 6.37 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 1.78 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Speed: South Carolina vs. the U.S.

How South Carolina wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in South Carolina

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in SC

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Asymmetric DSL10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Cable Modem100 Mb/s - 1 Gb/s10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in SC

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s200 Kb/s - 768 Kb/s
Wireless10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s200 Kb/s - 768 Kb/s

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South Carolina Internet Statistics

South Carolina Internet Connectivity

South Carolina: 64.9% of residents are connected, with 20.8% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in South Carolina


  • South Carolina Internet Connectivity [1]
    • It is estimated that 3,001,861 South Carolina residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, or elsewhere, or they are connected at multiple locations.
    • It is estimated that 1,623,503 South Carolina residents are not connected to the Internet at all. This includes not being connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • South Carolina Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 3,237,755 South Carolina residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in South Carolina

South Carolina: The median household income is $49,077; and 18% of households are below poverty level [6].


South Carolina Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

South Carolina Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in SC, median download speeds are 0.64 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 2.87 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in SC [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 5.89 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.58 Mb/s - 12.93 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 0.49 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.36 Mb/s - 1.41 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in SC [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 2.05 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 0.68 Mb/s - 6.37 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 0.76 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.35 Mb/s - 1.78 Mb/s

South Carolina Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of South Carolina [1]: 64.9% of SC residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 64.9% mark ranks South Carolina 44th in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 28.2% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 6.2% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 9.7% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 20.8% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 35.1% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • South Carolina Internet Availability [2]
    • 70% of SC residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks South Carolina 46th in the country.

South Carolina Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in SC, median download speeds are 8.24 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 1.21 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in SC [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 7.14 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.85 Mb/s - 21.96 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 4.04 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 1.33 Mb/s - 11.91 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in SC [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 3.86 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.32 Mb/s - 5.87 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 0.71 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.4 Mb/s - 1.41 Mb/s

Additional information about South Carolina

About South Carolina

South Carolina has a population of approximately 4,625,364, which ranks 24th in the U.S. among all states. [6]

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More about South Carolina Internet Access

For more information about South Carolina Internet Service Providers, or for additional resources regarding SC Internet service overall, visit Connected Nation.

More About South Carolina

Of all residents in South Carolina, 78% have a high school diploma or higher, and 21% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

South Carolina Cities

ZIP Codes in SC


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References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau