Internet Service Providers in Tennessee

Tennessee Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

82.4%
59.5%

157.4

17th

High-Speed Internet Access

93.5%

of Tennesseeans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

75.4%

of Tennesseeans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

97.2%

of Tennesseeans have access to wireline service

50.6%

of Tennesseeans have access to fiber-optic service

85.7%

of Tennesseeans have access to cable service

87.5%

of Tennesseeans have access to DSL service

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Anderson 98.6%
Bedford 88.6%
Benton 36.5%
Bledsoe 61.3%
Blount 99.2%
Bradley 97.8%
Campbell 89.1%
Cannon 99.7%
Carroll 70.8%
Carter 97.7%
Cheatham 95.9%
Chester 59.9%
Claiborne 95.5%
Clay 100.0%
Cocke 91.8%
Coffee 94.7%
Crockett 97.0%
Cumberland 60.3%
Davidson 99.4%
Decatur 79.4%
DeKalb 99.8%
Dickson 84.9%
Dyer 94.5%
Fayette 87.5%
Fentress 99.8%
Franklin 79.5%
Gibson 89.6%
Giles 57.7%
Grainger 67.2%
Greene 96.7%
Grundy 90.0%
Hamblen 100.0%
Hamilton 99.5%
Hancock 90.4%
Hardeman 53.2%
Hardin 68.2%
Hawkins 93.3%
Haywood 72.6%
Henderson 66.7%
Henry 92.3%
Hickman 69.1%
Houston 96.9%
Humphreys 88.7%
Jackson 99.9%
Jefferson 87.5%
Johnson 96.5%
Knox 99.2%
Lake 100.0%
Lauderdale 83.7%
Lawrence 74.6%
Lewis 80.2%
Lincoln 76.9%
Loudon 93.1%
McMinn 86.5%
McNairy 52.1%
Macon 100.0%
Madison 95.2%
Marion 96.7%
Marshall 88.5%
Maury 94.7%
Meigs 61.1%
Monroe 85.8%
Montgomery 97.9%
Moore 57.1%
Morgan 100.0%
Obion 88.8%
Overton 96.7%
Perry 79.8%
Pickett 100.0%
Polk 83.0%
Putnam 95.8%
Rhea 91.9%
Roane 95.7%
Robertson 95.1%
Rutherford 97.8%
Scott 100.0%
Sequatchie 79.5%
Sevier 94.4%
Shelby 99.5%
Smith 99.1%
Stewart 93.4%
Sullivan 100.0%
Sumner 99.5%
Tipton 97.7%
Trousdale 96.8%
Unicoi 97.6%
Union 84.1%
Van Buren 80.5%
Warren 90.7%
Washington 98.9%
Wayne 87.8%
Weakley 70.3%
White 94.7%
Williamson 97.9%
Wilson 98.8%

Internet Speed in Top Tennessee Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Memphis 103.1 MBPS 25 Providers
2. Nashville 214.2 MBPS 29 Providers
3. Knoxville 158.5 MBPS 25 Providers
4. Chattanooga 137.1 MBPS 20 Providers
5. Murfreesboro 181.5 MBPS 16 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Tennessee

Provider Avg. download speed
AT&T Internet 196.1 MBPS
Xfinity 182.9 MBPS
EPB 147.2 MBPS
Spectrum 125.6 MBPS
CenturyLink 55.6 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in Tennessee, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

Tennesee’s ranks solidly in the 17th slot when it comes to states with the best broadband access. Over 35% of Tennesee’s residents have access to a fiber-optic connection, which excels above the nation’s average of 25% of consumers with access to fiber services. Large pockets throughout the state enjoy strong high-speed coverage, while other areas, especially toward the west end of the state, have spottier coverage. Tennesseeans experience average download speeds of about 132.7 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in Tennessee

The ‘digital divide’ – the technological gap between Tenesseaeans with access to high-speed, low-priced internet and those who do not – can be seen in the following data.

At this time, 92.2% have access to a wired broadband connection capable of 25 Mbps speeds or faster, which is the vast majority of the state. Still, 492,000 people are left without a broadband connection that can deliver the same speeds. Additionally, even with 193 internet providers operational within Tennessee, 548,000 people only have access to one provider and 274,000 people have no providers offering internet services at their place of residence.

However, Tennessee is ahead of the national curve when comparing nationwide and statewide affordability data. While 51.5% of Americans throughout the country have access to a low-priced internet plan ($60/month or less), 59.5% of Tennesseeans have access to such a plan.

Best-Connected Cities

The cities of Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Knoxville are the most well-connected cities in Tennessee. These cities rank high because they offer the best balance of high speeds and coverage with low pricing, with Chattanooga’s residents enjoying the best in the state.

Internet for Rural Areas in Tennessee

On the flip side, Eagan, Dellrose, Frankewing, Newcomb, and Hornsby are the worst-connected cities in Tennesee when it comes to their broadband speed, coverage, and pricing. Eagan is currently the lowest-ranking city in the state.

Find out how
Tennessee’s broadband compares to other states nationwide.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, nearly $4.5 million in federal grant funding has been awarded to the Connected Tennessee program, which has worked to collect broadband data and fuel development. Beyond that, $15,865,636 in federal grants as gone toward broadband infrastructure projects within the state.

Additionally, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has launched the Tennessee Broadband Initiative to further expand broadband resources throughout the state.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

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

Internet Providers By City in Tennessee

Average speed over time
Adamsville 61.3%
9 providers
Alcoa 100.0%
13 providers
Antioch 98.9%
17 providers
Arlington 99.7%
15 providers
Ashland City 96.2%
12 providers
Athens 97.3%
15 providers
Atoka 99.6%
12 providers
Baxter 100.0%
10 providers
Bean Station 97.0%
10 providers
Bells 81.9%
12 providers
Bethpage 100.0%
10 providers
Blountville 100.0%
10 providers
Bluff City 100.0%
10 providers
Bolivar 80.0%
12 providers
Bon Aqua 95.1%
11 providers
Brentwood 99.8%
16 providers
Brighton 98.7%
12 providers
Bristol 100.0%
12 providers
Brownsville 78.3%
13 providers
Bulls Gap 97.3%
12 providers
Burns 95.2%
11 providers
Camden 56.1%
12 providers
Carthage 100.0%
11 providers
Centerville 64.0%
13 providers
Chapel Hill 92.3%
7 providers
Charlotte 66.8%
8 providers
Chattanooga 99.5%
20 providers
Christiana 96.4%
11 providers
Chuckey 96.8%
10 providers
Church Hill 94.2%
10 providers
Clarksville 99.7%
16 providers
Cleveland 98.6%
17 providers
Clinton 99.3%
13 providers
Collierville 99.7%
15 providers
Columbia 98.2%
13 providers
Cookeville 97.5%
14 providers
Cordova 99.5%
14 providers
Corryton 99.6%
11 providers
Cosby 87.0%
12 providers
Cottontown 97.0%
9 providers
Covington 93.7%
13 providers
Crossville 63.7%
14 providers
Dandridge 81.2%
15 providers
Dayton 98.1%
14 providers
Decatur 52.7%
9 providers
Decherd 64.9%
15 providers
Dickson 95.3%
12 providers
Dover 97.0%
8 providers
Dresden 55.2%
9 providers
Drummonds 98.8%
11 providers
Dunlap 75.1%
8 providers
Dyersburg 99.1%
17 providers
Eads 98.5%
13 providers
Elizabethton 99.6%
10 providers
Englewood 83.8%
10 providers
Erin 99.9%
7 providers
Erwin 99.3%
9 providers
Estill Springs 98.8%
12 providers
Etowah 96.1%
9 providers
Fairview 97.5%
12 providers
Fayetteville 87.9%
12 providers
Franklin 98.4%
18 providers
Friendsville 98.4%
13 providers
Gainesboro 99.9%
7 providers
Gallatin 99.5%
14 providers
Gatlinburg 99.2%
12 providers
Germantown 99.8%
14 providers
Goodlettsville 99.6%
14 providers
Greenback 90.9%
10 providers
Greenbrier 99.6%
12 providers
Greeneville 97.5%
9 providers
Halls 98.6%
13 providers
Harriman 99.5%
11 providers
Harrison 98.4%
13 providers
Harrogate 96.2%
11 providers
Hartsville 99.1%
11 providers
Henderson 72.0%
12 providers
Hendersonville 99.6%
15 providers
Hermitage 99.6%
16 providers
Hixson 100.0%
15 providers
Hohenwald 82.1%
11 providers
Humboldt 98.6%
19 providers
Huntingdon 68.2%
11 providers
Jacksboro 99.7%
11 providers
Jackson 98.0%
15 providers
Jamestown 100.0%
6 providers
Jasper 100.0%
11 providers
Jefferson City 100.0%
11 providers
Joelton 95.4%
11 providers
Johnson City 99.6%
14 providers
Jonesborough 98.7%
14 providers
Kingsport 100.0%
15 providers
Kingston 98.2%
12 providers
Kingston Springs 97.5%
11 providers
Knoxville 99.4%
25 providers
Kodak 95.9%
13 providers
La Follette 93.3%
10 providers
La Vergne 100.0%
17 providers
Lafayette 100.0%
8 providers
Lake City 98.5%
10 providers
Lawrenceburg 83.9%
11 providers
Lebanon 98.0%
16 providers
Lenoir City 97.7%
17 providers
Leoma 45.3%
10 providers
Lewisburg 91.8%
13 providers
Lexington 78.8%
12 providers
Limestone 89.8%
11 providers
Linden 81.0%
9 providers
Livingston 100.0%
9 providers
Loudon 93.0%
10 providers
Louisville 99.9%
13 providers
Lyles 93.4%
10 providers
Madison 100.0%
15 providers
Madisonville 86.6%
12 providers
Manchester 95.4%
12 providers
Martin 83.4%
12 providers
Maryville 99.7%
18 providers
Maynardville 93.8%
11 providers
Mc Kenzie 83.6%
10 providers
Mcminnville 95.0%
10 providers
Medina 98.9%
12 providers
Memphis 99.5%
25 providers
Milan 96.7%
14 providers
Millington 98.2%
13 providers
Monterey 64.9%
10 providers
Morrison 65.0%
11 providers
Morristown 100.0%
14 providers
Mount Carmel 100.0%
9 providers
Mount Juliet 99.2%
16 providers
Mount Pleasant 92.6%
12 providers
Mountain City 97.9%
9 providers
Munford 99.7%
10 providers
Murfreesboro 97.8%
16 providers
Nashville 99.4%
29 providers
New Market 86.7%
12 providers
New Tazewell 96.1%
10 providers
Newbern 77.6%
14 providers
Newport 98.6%
14 providers
Nolensville 98.6%
11 providers
Oak Ridge 99.8%
14 providers
Oakland 97.7%
12 providers
Old Hickory 99.9%
12 providers
Oliver Springs 99.5%
11 providers
Oneida 100.0%
10 providers
Ooltewah 99.6%
13 providers
Paris 97.1%
11 providers
Parsons 89.8%
9 providers
Pigeon Forge 98.1%
16 providers
Pikeville 61.9%
7 providers
Piney Flats 100.0%
12 providers
Pleasant View 99.8%
11 providers
Portland 98.9%
11 providers
Powell 99.3%
12 providers
Pulaski 73.9%
11 providers
Ripley 95.6%
12 providers
Rockvale 95.5%
10 providers
Rockwood 93.4%
11 providers
Rogersville 93.9%
10 providers
Rutledge 67.5%
10 providers
Savannah 78.3%
9 providers
Selmer 72.1%
11 providers
Sevierville 93.0%
22 providers
Seymour 94.5%
15 providers
Shelbyville 96.9%
15 providers
Signal Mountain 99.9%
13 providers
Smithville 97.4%
11 providers
Smyrna 98.9%
16 providers
Soddy Daisy 99.2%
13 providers
Somerville 81.9%
12 providers
South Pittsburg 99.7%
11 providers
Sparta 93.5%
12 providers
Spring City 89.6%
9 providers
Spring Hill 99.6%
15 providers
Springfield 97.8%
15 providers
Strawberry Plains 95.9%
11 providers
Summertown 83.2%
10 providers
Sweetwater 75.5%
12 providers
Talbott 88.3%
14 providers
Tazewell 95.1%
10 providers
Tellico Plains 85.6%
8 providers
Thompsons Station 91.6%
13 providers
Tiptonville 100.0%
9 providers
Trenton 53.5%
16 providers
Tullahoma 99.0%
13 providers
Union City 92.7%
12 providers
Vonore 86.2%
13 providers
Wartburg 100.0%
8 providers
Watertown 94.3%
10 providers
Waverly 91.2%
11 providers
Waynesboro 89.3%
9 providers
Westmoreland 100.0%
7 providers
White Bluff 96.5%
10 providers
White House 98.8%
13 providers
White Pine 87.6%
13 providers
Whiteville 27.5%
11 providers
Whitwell 92.4%
12 providers
Winchester 91.2%
11 providers
Woodbury 99.3%
8 providers

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