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%

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

700 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
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Charleston

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Charleston is the 147th most connected city in Tennessee ahead of Riceville, Delano, Georgetown, and Calhoun, but behind Cleveland.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 2,000 people in Bradley County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 26% of people living in Charleston have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 82% of Charleston residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 37310 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Charleston.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Bradley County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet DSL and Fiber 79.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 74.9%+ 940 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
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 97.0%+ 940 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 28.9%+ 1,000 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 )