Broadband Service in Tennessee

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Tennessee

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Tennessee Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
90%
90% BROADBAND COVERAGE
16%
16% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

34.2

24th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

90.1%

of Tennesseeans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

87.1%

of Tennesseeans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

18.8%

of Tennesseeans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.7%

of Tennesseeans have access to wireline service.

28.0%

of Tennesseeans have access to fiber-optic service.

86.4%

of Tennesseeans have access to cable service.

85.3%

of Tennesseeans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.9%

of Tennesseeans have access to mobile broadband service.

19.9%

of Tennesseeans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Tennessee

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Chattanooga52.5 MBPS18 Providers
2.Brentwood48.0 MBPS18 Providers
3.Gallatin47.6 MBPS14 Providers
4.Hendersonville47.0 MBPS14 Providers
5.Greenbrier46.7 MBPS11 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Tennessee

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
EPB76.5 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast42.0 MBPS
Charter Spectrum34.1 MBPS
AT&T Internet16.8 MBPS
CenturyLink6.3 MBPS

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 92.5% of Tennesseeans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 164 internet providers in Tennessee.
  • There are 654,000 people in Tennessee without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 782,000 people in Tennessee that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 286,000 people in Tennessee don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

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

Tennessee CITIES

Average speed over time
Antioch98.9%16 providers
Arlington95.1%14 providers
Brentwood99.7%18 providers
Bristol100.0%13 providers
Chattanooga99.5%18 providers
Clarksville99.3%16 providers
Cleveland96.6%14 providers
Collierville99.4%17 providers
Columbia95.9%12 providers
Cookeville95.1%15 providers
Cordova98.1%17 providers
Crossville61.6%14 providers
Elizabethton99.4%10 providers
Franklin96.2%18 providers
Gallatin97.5%14 providers
Germantown99.8%16 providers
Goodlettsville98.2%14 providers
Greeneville97.4%10 providers
Hendersonville99.1%14 providers
Hermitage98.5%17 providers
Hixson100.0%12 providers
Jackson97.8%16 providers
Johnson City99.4%14 providers
Kingsport100.0%13 providers
Knoxville98.7%22 providers
La Vergne100.0%17 providers
Lebanon92.5%16 providers
Madison100.0%15 providers
Maryville97.0%16 providers
Mcminnville99.3%11 providers
Memphis98.8%22 providers
Morristown98.5%12 providers
Mount Juliet99.3%16 providers
Murfreesboro97.2%19 providers
Nashville97.0%22 providers
Ooltewah99.5%13 providers
Sevierville87.4%16 providers
Shelbyville92.1%14 providers
Smyrna98.6%18 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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