Internet providers in Unicoi, TN

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Unicoi, TN internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 150 MbpsCable95%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL86%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Unicoi internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Unicoi 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 Unicoi area will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of Unicoi residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Unicoi, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Unicoi area, and 93.69% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Unicoi's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Unicoi

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

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Unicoi residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 86% of the area. Unicoi’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Unicoi residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Unicoi covering 95% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Unicoi, $46.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Unicoi, $2.20.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Unicoi. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Unicoi's providers, 72 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

86%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Unicoi covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Unicoi 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 Unicoi, $46.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Unicoi, $2.20.

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 Unicoi. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Unicoi's providers, 72 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 Unicoi covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Unicoi 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 Unicoi, $46.24.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Unicoi, $2.20.

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 Unicoi. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Unicoi's providers, 72 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Unicoi with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Unicoi. The next fastest internet provider in Unicoi is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 86% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Unicoi with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Unicoi, $46.24.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

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.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.