South Carolina is the 28th most connected state in the country with a broadband coverage of 87 percent. The amount of populations underserved in the state amounts to about 20 percent. In broadband connectivity, about 88.6 percent of the population is provided access to wired broadband internet having speeds of 25 Mbps and more. The rate of coverage for 100 Mbps broadband is also good with 50.5 percent.
South Carolina has 104 internet providers that offer a mix of both wired and wireless services. Among them, the wireline service has the maximum coverage of 96.0 percent among the populations. Mobile broadband also enjoys 100 percent coverage among the South Carolinians. This is followed by DSL and cable services that cover 86.5 and 85.3 percent of the population of the state respectively.
The least covered service in South Carolina is the fixed wireless with only 9.7 percent. Fiber optic also has decreased coverage of 17.1 percent as South Carolinians mostly uses wireline and broadband services to access the internet. The state has currently 104 internet providers operating, however, about 802,000 people still have no switching option due to their restricted access to one provider.
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