Internet Providers in Altamont, Tennessee

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Residential Internet Statistics for Altamont, TN
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 36.53 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.42%

Internet Access in Altamont, Tennessee

The average Altamont census block has coverage by, on average, 2.76 Internet providers. Consequently, a majority of houses in the area will have at least 2-3 choices so far as Internet service.

Ben Lomand Connect as well as Spectrum can also provide coverage in Altamont, with shared territory in some streets.

Internet network types, cable and fiber will almost always be the best choice for most of Altamont. Fiber is commonly built on top of DSL infrastructure in the area, and uses glass-packed optical-fiber cables to deliver data. Upstream speeds see the most enhancement from a fiber optics connection. Upload rates can often match the download speed, unlike non-fiber Internet plans. (Compare with cable, which have uploads downgraded by an average of a tenth of the download speed.)

The plans shown above are collected by hand through our data staff.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the largest providers in Altamont in terms of coverage. As the map below demonstrates, these providers frequently cover the same addresses around Altamont.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Altamont, Tennessee

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Ben Lomand Connect 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Altamont, Tennessee

  • Ben Lomand Connect - 98.7% Availability in Altamont - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 81.2% Availability in Altamont - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Altamont - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Altamont - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Altamont

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Altamont is the 171st most connected city in Tennessee ahead of Hillsboro, Monteagle, Tracy City, Coalmont, and Gruetli Laager.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 100 people in Grundy County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 99% of people living in Altamont have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 98% of Altamont residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Grundy County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps Around Altamont

Data from our market research team shows that some of the common ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on data use on residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since customers see caps as a strategy to discourage streaming, while providers maintain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming video, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Altamont

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Ben Lomand Connect Fiber and DSL 98.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 81.2%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 55.4%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Altamont to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Altamont 36.5 Mbps 5 $0.57 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +312.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +70.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +63.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +75.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +78.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )