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Internet providers in Johnson City, TN

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Johnson City, TN internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $20.00 25 - 987 MbpsCable47%
Spectrum $49.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable70%
CenturyLink $49.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL89%
CenturyLink $49.00 20 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.392%
AccessMedia3 - -Wired1.975%
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Johnson City internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Johnson City 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 Johnson City area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Johnson City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.810% of those living in Johnson City.

There are six internet providers serving the Johnson City area, and 97.72% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Johnson City's six internet providers, prices start at $20 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Johnson City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 129 Mbps 88 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 106 Mbps 82 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 133 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Johnson City

The largest internet providers in Johnson City are Xfinity, Spectrum, and CenturyLink bringing cable and DSL options to Johnson City.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to many Johnson City residents, covering 47% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 70% of the area. Johnson City’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers DSL to around 89% of Johnson City residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$20/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

47%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to about half of households in Johnson City covering 47% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $20/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Johnson City, $43.80.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Johnson City, $0.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Johnson City. These download speeds are available to 47% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Johnson City's providers, 265 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

70%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in Johnson City covering 70% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Johnson City, $43.80.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Johnson City, $0.73.

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 Johnson City. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Johnson City's providers, 265 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Johnson City covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Johnson City 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Johnson City, $43.80.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.45 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Johnson City, $0.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Johnson City. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Johnson City's providers, 265 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Johnson City and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Johnson City at $49.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Johnson City at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Johnson City residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Johnson City with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 47% of households in Johnson City. The next fastest internet provider in Johnson City is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 70% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Johnson City with plans starting at $20/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Johnson City, $43.80.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Johnson City, covering 1.392% of the city.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.