Internet Providers in Charleston, Tennessee
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Residential Internet Statistics for Charleston, TN
|Wired Internet Providers:||5|
|Average Speed Test Result:||65.68 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,200 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||7.28%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Charleston, Tennessee
Internet Access in Charleston, Tennessee
Charleston features two major Internet service options — cable (79.69% coverage) and DSL (78.98% availability). Cable Internet access is usually delivered by traditional cable TV corporations, using their pre-existing coaxial television wires mounted on telephone poles. DSL Internet is sent over phone wires. The vast majority of Charleston addresses have access to cable and/or DSL from two or more telecom companies.
AT&T Internet as well as Spectrum also offer Internet service in Charleston, often competing for the same customers.
The plans displayed on this page are manually gathered by our research team.
Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As residents might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Charleston.
To summarize, the Internet situation could use improvement in Charleston. Still, most homes still have at least 2-3 providers able to connect them to the Internet. For now, a limited 700 Charleston locals have access to fewer than one options for wired broadband.
- There are 10 internet providers in Charleston with 7 of those offering residential service
- Charleston is the 147th most connected city in Tennessee ahead of Riceville, Delano, Georgetown, and Calhoun, but behind Cleveland.
- The fastest zip code in Charleston for February 2021 is 37310. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
18.5% of consumers in Charleston700 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Charleston, Tennessee
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s|
|Twin Lakes Telephone||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Charleston, Tennessee
- AT&T Internet - 79.0% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Spectrum - 74.9% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Twin Lakes Telephone - 14.2% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Xfinity - 4.8% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps and Video Streaming in Charleston
Data from our researchers suggests that top providers in the area currently place a limit on data use on residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see caps as a strategy to stop streaming services. Providers maintain that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Charleston
|AT&T Internet||DSL and Fiber||79.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Twin Lakes Telephone||Fiber||14.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||4.8%+||1,200 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable and Fiber||97.0%+||940 Mbps|
|Twin Lakes Telephone||Fiber||20.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||8.1%+||987 Mbps|
Compare Charleston to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Charleston||65.7 Mbps||8||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +283.4 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.46 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +41.4 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +34 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +46 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +49.6 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|