Bristol Tennessee Recognized for Fastest Internet Speeds

10.19.20 - In a recent study by AdvisorSmith, author Adrian Mak researched the fastest and slowest Internet speeds available in the United States. Bristol Tennessee was recognized as having the fastest Internet speeds available to residents in the small city category.

“It is great to be recognized as number one,” said BTES CEO Mike Browder. “BTES offers Internet speeds of 10 Gigabits per second to everyone in our franchised Internet service area. I don’t know of another city, even larger cities, with a better Internet network than ours.”

The study used data from the Federal Communications Commission on residential broadband Internet speeds and divided cities into three categories based on population size. Bristol fell into the small city category (10,000-100,000 residents). In total, the study examined Internet speeds in 3,983 cities in the United States.

"In our community, we've always known that the Internet service that BTES offers is powerful," said City of Bristol Tennessee Mayor Mahlon Luttrell. "This recognition opens so many opportunities for our community and tells everyone that you can move to Bristol and work worldwide. I personally want to thank the employees of BTES and Dr. Browder for his leadership in bringing this to our community. I believe that BTES has the best and brightest in the industry."

Bristol tied with seven other cities for the fastest Internet with all having 100 percent penetration of Gigabit Internet to residences, meaning every resident has the option to subscribe to Gigabit Internet speeds.

Browder continued, “Our customers not only have access to 1 Gigabit Internet – they have access to Internet speeds of 10 Gigabits per second, if they want it. This is offered to our entire franchised Internet service area, not just Bristol. So, the fastest Internet in the United States is available to Bristol, Bluff City, Blountville…every home and business!”

AdvisorSmith specializes in providing research and tools to businesses. The full study and results can be found at