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Internet providers in Kingsport, TN

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Kingsport, TN internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL81%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 40 MbpsFiber-optic0.160%
BTES $16.95 4 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic95%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Kingsport internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Kingsport 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 Kingsport area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Kingsport residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 95% of those living in Kingsport.

There are five internet providers serving the Kingsport area, and 99.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Kingsport's five internet providers, prices start at $16.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Kingsport

The largest internet providers in Kingsport are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and BTES bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Kingsport.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Kingsport residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 81% of the area. Kingsport’s third most-available internet provider, BTES, offers fiber-optic to around 95% of Kingsport residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Kingsport covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Kingsport 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 Kingsport, $43.39.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kingsport, $0.77.

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 Kingsport. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Kingsport's providers, 258 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

81%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Kingsport covering 81% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Kingsport 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 Kingsport, $43.39.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kingsport, $0.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Kingsport. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Kingsport's providers, 258 Mbps.

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BTES fiber-optic internet

Provider

BTES

Starting price*
$16.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Fiber-optic from BTES offers broadband to nearly all households in Kingsport covering 95% of the area.

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

Internet prices for BTES start at $16.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Kingsport, $43.39.

BTES customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.24 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kingsport, $0.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, BTES offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Kingsport. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Kingsport's providers, 258 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

BTES is the fastest internet provider in Kingsport with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Kingsport. The next fastest internet provider in Kingsport is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

BTES offers the cheapest internet in Kingsport with plans starting at $16.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Kingsport, $43.39.

BTES is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Kingsport, covering 95% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Kingsport and is available to 0.160% of households.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.

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.