In South Carolina, approximately 20.30% of the state has internet service with speeds of 15 Mbps available for purchase through internet service providers; however, approximately 35.40% of the state’s residents have little to no internet connection readily available to them. Some of those with limited internet access have dial-up or legacy copper DSL internet service, but their internet is so slow that streaming, video conferencing, online gaming and other activities requiring high-speed internet are out of reach.
Wireless providers reach 100% of the state of South Carolina, but other forms of internet technology are less widely available in South Carolina than in other states. Only 89.70% of the population of South Carolina has access to DSL internet service. Cable internet is available to 88.10%, while only 20.30% have access to fiber internet. Less than 20.30% of South Carolina is served by three or more wired internet providers (DSL, cable and fiber internet).