Internet Providers in Charleston, TN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Charleston, TN
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 15
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.66

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

1,000 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
Spectrum 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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Charleston

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Charleston is the 139th most connected city in Tennessee ahead of Georgetown, Riceville, Delano, 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: 28% 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 70% 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.

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 IPBB 63.3%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 74.9%+ 1,000 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
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 28.6%+ 940 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 )