Broadband Service in Tennessee

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Broadband in Tennessee

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37.6 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 88 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.

1Average speed test data from NetIndex.com on May 1, 2015.

2 Rank based on the % of the population with access to 25+ 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 other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Tennessee Cities

City Broadband Coverage # of Providers
Antioch 97.7% 14 providers
Arlington 99.2% 13 providers
Brentwood 99.6% 13 providers
Bristol 100.0% 9 providers
Chattanooga 100.0% 12 providers
Clarksville 100.0% 10 providers
Cleveland 100.0% 9 providers
Collierville 99.6% 12 providers
Columbia 100.0% 10 providers
Cookeville 100.0% 12 providers
Cordova 95.7% 11 providers
Crossville 97.2% 11 providers
Elizabethton 100.0% 10 providers
Franklin 97.8% 14 providers
Gallatin 98.7% 12 providers
Germantown 99.7% 13 providers
Goodlettsville 97.6% 11 providers
Greeneville 23.3% 6 providers
Hendersonville 99.2% 11 providers
Hermitage 97.7% 12 providers
Hixson 99.5% 9 providers
Jackson 100.0% 9 providers
Johnson City 99.4% 9 providers
Kingsport 100.0% 10 providers
Knoxville 99.2% 16 providers
La Vergne 99.8% 12 providers
Lebanon 98.6% 16 providers
Madison 97.7% 11 providers
Maryville 100.0% 13 providers
Mcminnville 100.0% 10 providers
Memphis 98.5% 15 providers
Morristown 99.9% 10 providers
Mount Juliet 100.0% 12 providers
Murfreesboro 96.0% 13 providers
Nashville 97.7% 14 providers
Ooltewah 100.0% 11 providers
Sevierville 99.1% 12 providers
Shelbyville 100.0% 12 providers
Smyrna 95.7% 14 providers
Last Updated on 5/22/2015.