Internet providers in Bristol, TN

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Bristol internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bristol is comparable to the rest of Tennessee - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Bristol area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Bristol residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 97% of those living in Bristol.

There are six internet providers serving the Bristol area, and 99.69% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bristol's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Bristol

The largest internet providers in Bristol are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Bristol.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Bristol residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 88% of the area. Bristol’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Bristol residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Bristol covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bristol residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $47.79.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $2.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Bristol. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 73 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

88%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Bristol covering 88% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Bristol to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $47.79.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $2.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Bristol. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 73 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Bristol covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Bristol where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $47.79.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $2.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Bristol. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 73 Mbps.

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Bristol, TN internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 150 Mbps Cable 1.154%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 Mbps Cable 99%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 80 Mbps DSL 88%
Bristol Tennessee Essential Services - - Fiber-optic 100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services is the fastest internet provider in Bristol with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Bristol. The next fastest internet provider in Bristol is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 1.154% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Bristol with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $47.79.

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bristol, covering 100% of the city.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.