Unicoi, TN High Speed Internet Service

There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Unicoi, Tennessee and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Unicoi:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Erwin UtilitiesFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps94.4%
2XfinityCable200 Mbps10 Mbps95.7%
3CenturyLinkDSL100 Mbps10 Mbps69.8%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Unicoi TN Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.


Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Unicoi compare to Unicoi County? The average speed in Unicoi is 7.19 Mbps which is slower than Unicoi County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Tennessee average of 32.7 Mbps.


Unicoi Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Unicoi County is 33.34 Mbps based upon 14056 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Unicoi is 1.05 Mbps. This is 89.9% slower than the average in Tennessee and 90.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Unicoi is 78.4% slower than the Unicoi County average and 77.8% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Unicoi is 1.05 Mbps. This is 94.2% slower than the Unicoi County average and 90.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 83.2% of Unicoi County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 90.6% of Unicoi County residents


Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Unicoi residents who have access to each of these technology types.

Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Erwin Utilities as the top provider for Unicoi, Tennessee.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Unicoi, Tennessee?

The following zip codes were used: 37601 and 37692

How do the internet speeds in Unicoi compare to other cities in Tennessee?

Click through to see how the Unicoi broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Centerville, Covington, Lenoir City, Medina, Newbern, Sewanee, Spring City

Who has the fastest internet service in Unicoi?

Erwin Utilities with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Unicoi.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Unicoi - CenturyLink.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.

What is fixed wireless internet service?

Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Unicoi, TN residents.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

Unicoi Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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