Internet providers in Kingsport, TN

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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 $49 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Kingsport

The largest internet providers in Kingsport are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Kingsport residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Kingsport, $52.25.

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 Kingsport, $2.09.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Kingsport's providers, 73 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Kingsport, $52.25.

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 Kingsport, $2.09.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Kingsport'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 Kingsport covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Kingsport 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Kingsport, $52.25.

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 Kingsport, $2.09.

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 Kingsport. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Kingsport's providers, 73 Mbps.

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Kingsport, TN internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 MbpsDSL81%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 40 MbpsFiber-optic0.160%
Bristol Tennessee Essential Services - -Fiber-optic95%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services 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.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Kingsport with plans starting at $49/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Kingsport, $52.25.

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services 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.

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.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.