Broadband Service in Tennessee

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Broadband in Tennessee

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25.9 MBPS Average State-Wide Speed1
30th Most Connected State2
10+ MBPS
Population Underserved4

Coverage by County

Tennessee Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.

Broadband Speeds

of Tennesseeans have access to wired broadband 10mbps or faster.
of Tennesseeans have access to wired broadband 50mbps or faster.
of Tennesseeans have access to wired broadband 100mbps or faster.

Wired Coverage

of Tennesseeans have access to wireline service.
of Tennesseeans have access to fiber-optic service.
of Tennesseeans have access to cable service.
of Tennesseeans have access to DSL service.

Wireless Coverage

of Tennesseeans have access to mobile broadband service.
of Tennesseeans have access to fixed wireless service.

Fastest Cities in Tennessee

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Gov't Funding

Since 2010, Connected Tennessee has been awarded $4,479,620 in federal grants for Tennessee's Broadband Initiative.

Another $15,865,636, accounting for 0.5% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Tennessee.

Since 2012, 10+ mbps wired broadband coverage in Tennessee has improved from 86.4% to 88.7%.

Quick Stats

In total there are 93 broadband providers in Tennessee.
There are 76,000 people in Tennessee without any access to broadband.
There are 792,000 people in Tennessee that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
228,000 people in Tennessee depend on fixed wireless or mobile broadband with low data caps for their home internet connection.

1 Average download speed based on 28,442,656 tests from Apr 2014 to Oct 2014 provided by Net Index by Ookla.

2 Rank based on the % of the population with access to 10+ mbps wired broadband.

3 The % of Tennessee's population with access to wired broadband speeds of at least 10mbps.

4 The % of Tennessee's population with access to less than 2 wired providers.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and Ookla's NetIndex. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Tennessee Cities

City Avg Download # of Providers
Brentwood 31.6 mbps 17 providers
Chattanooga 54.2 mbps 12 providers
Clarksville 24.7 mbps 12 providers
Cleveland 23.1 mbps 12 providers
Cookeville 22.4 mbps 15 providers
Cordova 26.6 mbps 12 providers
Franklin 29.9 mbps 17 providers
Hendersonville 29.3 mbps 11 providers
Jackson 26.1 mbps 14 providers
Johnson City 21.2 mbps 9 providers
Kingsport 25.2 mbps 10 providers
Knoxville 26.6 mbps 18 providers
Maryville 22.1 mbps 14 providers
Memphis 23.6 mbps 16 providers
Murfreesboro 29.7 mbps 17 providers
Nashville 28.0 mbps 17 providers
Last Updated on 11/17/2014.