Broadband Service in Tennessee

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Broadband in Tennessee

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27.1 MBPS Average State-Wide Speed1
26th Most Connected State2
Broadband
Coverage3
Population Underserved4

Coverage by County

Tennessee Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.

Broadband Speeds

83.1%
of Tennesseeans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.
81.4%
of Tennesseeans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.
17.0%
of Tennesseeans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

93.5%
of Tennesseeans have access to wireline service.
22.9%
of Tennesseeans have access to fiber-optic service.
85.4%
of Tennesseeans have access to cable service.
88.6%
of Tennesseeans have access to DSL service.

Wireless Coverage

98.8%
of Tennesseeans have access to mobile broadband service.
18.9%
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 1.1 million people in Tennessee without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
There are 792,000 people in Tennessee that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
Another 230,000 people in Tennessee don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

1 Average download speed based on 29,251,276 tests from Jul 2014 to Jan 2015 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. As defined by the FCC, broadband means speeds of at least 25mbps down and 3mbps up.

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 34.2 mbps 17 providers
Chattanooga 43.4 mbps 12 providers
Clarksville 26.7 mbps 12 providers
Cleveland 23.3 mbps 12 providers
Cookeville 22.2 mbps 15 providers
Cordova 28.4 mbps 12 providers
Franklin 32.8 mbps 17 providers
Hendersonville 30.7 mbps 11 providers
Jackson 30.0 mbps 14 providers
Johnson City 21.6 mbps 9 providers
Kingsport 26.6 mbps 10 providers
Knoxville 28.6 mbps 18 providers
Maryville 23.4 mbps 14 providers
Memphis 25.0 mbps 16 providers
Murfreesboro 31.2 mbps 17 providers
Nashville 30.0 mbps 17 providers
Last Updated on 2/23/2015.