Internet Providers in Charleston, TN
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Residential Internet Statistics for Charleston, TN
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$62.66|
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 (63.31% 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.
Spectrum as well as AT&T Internet also offer Internet service in Charleston, with Spectrum doing a bit better according to speed test analysis.
The plans displayed on this page are manually gathered by our research team.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As residents might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Charleston.
For more info, explore the map below and use the zoom/pan tools to navigate. You'll find that the average density of broadband competition is 1.95 providers covering each census block. This leaves 30.3% of consumers with only one provider, or no coverage at all.
Internet Statistics 2021
30.3% of consumers in Charleston1,000 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|
|Twin Lakes Telephone||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|AT&T Fiber||940 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|AT&T||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Charleston, Tennessee
- AT&T Internet - IPBB - 63.3% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Spectrum - Cable - 74.9% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 25.0% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Twin Lakes Telephone - Fiber - 14.2% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 8.3% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
- Xfinity - Cable - 4.8% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Charleston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 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.
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||IPBB||63.3%+||100 Mbps|
|AT&T Fiber||Fiber||25.0%+||940 Mbps|
|Twin Lakes Telephone||Fiber||14.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|AT&T||Fixed Wireless||8.3%+||25 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||4.8%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||100%||1,000 Mbps|
|Twin Lakes Telephone||Fiber||21.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|AT&T||Fixed Wireless||17.4%+||25 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||8.3%+||987 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Fiber||10.6%+||940 Mbps|
Compare Charleston to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Charleston||64 Mbps||8||$0.17 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +351.4 Mbps )||16 ( +8 )||$0.21 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +54.9 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.15 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +52.2 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +63.4 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +63.6 Mbps )||8||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|