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Internet Providers in Henderson, Tennessee
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Internet Access in Henderson, Tennessee
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Henderson. HughesNet is also widely available.
AT&T Internet provides an second choice, serving Henderson with 78 percent availability and a maximum speed of 25 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet service for residents of Henderson. fixed wireless providers such as Rural Connect are able to deliver 25 Mbps using direct wireless links. Outside of home Internet, there are 4 providers within city limits offering specialized enterprise and business services such as T1 or custom fiber loops. The small business providers listed here include every provider with explicit business plans online.
The average location in Henderson will have 3 providers at any given location. Still, 35.47 percent of the Henderson population have one option for home Internet.
In terms of network technology with significant infrastructure already built in the city, we see that the most frequently available hardwired Internet technology varieties are IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless and Cable, with 78.76% and 58.85% respectively. Cable internet connections are marketed by former television operators, who use preexisting coaxial cable TV networks. Local customers of cable ISPs like Spectrum often select cable thanks to the combination of low prices for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)
The broadband availability stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from governmental data and private data collected directly from telecoms or via unlisted sources. Statistics shown below regarding speed data is sourced from M-Labs, the speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow and Google search results. The BroadbandNow market researchers have hand-gathered package pricing and plan details on 185 Internet plans and bundles within Henderson as of 2022.
Internet Statistics 2022
35.5% of consumers in Henderson4,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Henderson, Tennessee
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Aeneas Internet and Telephone||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||15.4%|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless||8s||78.8%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||43.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||43.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Henderson
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet for Educational Purposes in Henderson
Economic development studies routinely highlight a increasing correlation between internet service access and improved education.  At the college level, home Internet access is practically a requirement as universities including Freed-Hardeman University migrate to web-based systems to share out-of-class work. Looking at 513 speed tests recorded in the past annum at locations within 2 miles of Freed-Hardeman University campus, performance averages are in the region of 50.39 Mbps — far higher than the minimum speeds needed for streaming video and operating hosted or communication platforms.
Data Cap Issues in Henderson
Data from our research team suggests that popular ISPs use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Henderson to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Henderson||50.4 Mbps||12||$0.47 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +495.2 Mbps )||21 ( +9 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +110.9 Mbps )||20 ( +8 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +130.5 Mbps )||19 ( +7 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +136.2 Mbps )||26 ( +14 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +128.7 Mbps )||10 ( -2 )||$0.41 ( $0.00 )|