Broadband Service in Tennessee

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Broadband in Tennessee

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28.7 MBPS Average State-Wide Speed1
29th Most Connected State2
Broadband
Coverage3
Population Underserved4

Coverage by County

Tennessee Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.

Broadband Speeds

85.0%
of Tennesseeans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.
83.0%
of Tennesseeans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.
17.8%
of Tennesseeans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

96.0%
of Tennesseeans have access to wireline service.
24.8%
of Tennesseeans have access to fiber-optic service.
86.6%
of Tennesseeans have access to cable service.
90.4%
of Tennesseeans have access to DSL service.

Wireless Coverage

99.3%
of Tennesseeans have access to mobile broadband service.
18.6%
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 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 89.0% to 91.1% of Tennesseeans.

Quick Stats

In total there are 118 broadband providers in Tennessee.
There are 993,000 people in Tennessee without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
There are 808,000 people in Tennessee that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
Another 215,000 people in Tennessee don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

1 Average download speed based on 28,926,961 tests from Jan 0001 to Sep 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. 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 35.6 mbps 28 providers
Chattanooga 51.8 mbps 17 providers
Clarksville 29.0 mbps 16 providers
Cleveland 26.1 mbps 16 providers
Cookeville 25.1 mbps 19 providers
Cordova 29.2 mbps 18 providers
Franklin 33.1 mbps 29 providers
Hendersonville 30.7 mbps 16 providers
Jackson 32.3 mbps 18 providers
Johnson City 23.0 mbps 11 providers
Kingsport 31.1 mbps 12 providers
Knoxville 29.2 mbps 25 providers
Maryville 24.8 mbps 20 providers
Memphis 25.5 mbps 30 providers
Murfreesboro 31.0 mbps 27 providers
Nashville 30.5 mbps 28 providers
Last Updated on 4/1/2015.