Internet providers in Bristol, TN

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Bristol, TN internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 150 MbpsCable1.154%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 80 MbpsDSL88%
Bristol Tennessee Essential Services $16.95 4 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 $16.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Bristol

The largest internet providers in Bristol are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Bristol Tennessee Essential Services bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic 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, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, offers fiber-optic to around 100% of Bristol residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $41.15.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $1.96.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 228 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $41.15.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $1.96.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 228 Mbps.

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Bristol Tennessee Essential Services fiber-optic internet

Provider

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services

Starting price*
$16.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Bristol Tennessee Essential Services offers broadband to all households in Bristol covering 100% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Bristol Tennessee Essential Services is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Bristol than other internet types.

Internet prices for Bristol Tennessee Essential Services start at $16.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $41.15.

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.24 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $1.96.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Bristol. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 228 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Bristol, you’ll likely have options from fiber-optic, cable, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Bristol, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Bristol and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bristol at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Bristol at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Bristol residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

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.

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services offers the cheapest internet in Bristol with plans starting at $16.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $41.15.

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

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.