Broadband Service in Tennessee

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Broadband in Tennessee

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24.1 MBPS Average State-Wide Speed1
29th Most Connected State2
10+ MBPS
Coverage3
Population Underserved4

Coverage by County

Tennessee Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.

Broadband Speeds

88.5%
of Tennesseeans have access to wired broadband 10mbps or faster.
82.6%
of Tennesseeans have access to wired broadband 50mbps or faster.
81.7%
of Tennesseeans have access to wired broadband 100mbps or faster.

Wired Coverage

93.3%
of Tennesseeans have access to wireline service.
25.5%
of Tennesseeans have access to fiber-optic service.
85.5%
of Tennesseeans have access to cable service.
88.1%
of Tennesseeans have access to DSL service.

Wireless Coverage

98.6%
of Tennesseeans have access to mobile broadband service.
18.7%
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 88.5%.

Quick Stats

In total there are 91 broadband providers in Tennessee.
There are 111,000 people in Tennessee without any access to broadband.
There are 797,000 people in Tennessee that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
232,000 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 29,356,001 tests from Jan 2014 to Jul 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 29.9 mbps 17 providers
Chattanooga 57.1 mbps 12 providers
Clarksville 24.2 mbps 10 providers
Cleveland 21.1 mbps 12 providers
Cookeville 23.7 mbps 14 providers
Cordova 26.3 mbps 12 providers
Franklin 28.3 mbps 17 providers
Hendersonville 28.8 mbps 11 providers
Jackson 23.7 mbps 14 providers
Johnson City 20.5 mbps 9 providers
Kingsport 25.3 mbps 10 providers
Knoxville 25.9 mbps 18 providers
Maryville 21.6 mbps 13 providers
Memphis 22.2 mbps 16 providers
Murfreesboro 27.2 mbps 16 providers
Nashville 26.8 mbps 16 providers
Last Updated on 6/13/2014.