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Internet Providers in Jefferson City, Tennessee
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Internet Access in Jefferson City, Tennessee
Information on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual coverage reports. Our data also includes direct provider reports and other private datasets to further validate and enhance that data down to the census block level. Plane and pricing data is collected by our data analysis team. We've found and verified 336 broadband deals in the area around Jefferson City since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 450 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Taking a look now at network technologies available in Jefferson City, we see that the most common hardwired broadband technology types are IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless (94.72 percent coverage) and Cable (93.06 percent coverage). Traditional cable TV corporations are the main source for cable Internet and Wifi service, thanks to the fact that they can leverage existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Cable can often make sense for local residents due to the strong mix of speed and value.
The average Jefferson City home will have 4-5 companies at their address, or precisely 4.53 Internet providers in each census block area. Only 2.44 percent of the Jefferson City population have one or fewer options for residential Internet service.
AT&T Internet is a common alternative to the primary providers, serving Jefferson City with a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps. Aside from residential broadband, there are 2 providers in city limits selling specialized enterprise-level products and services such as T1 or custom fiber loops. The small business providers listed on this page include all providers with business packages online, although some providers can connect both residential and business broadband.
According to the most recent FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Jefferson City as measured by coverage area. As the interactive maps below show, these ISPs frequently cover the same addresses around Jefferson City.
Internet Statistics 2021
2.4% of consumers in Jefferson City300 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 Jefferson City, Tennessee
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless||8s||94.7%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||93.5%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||55.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Jefferson City
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 Service for Education in Jefferson City
Economic development reports often identify a large pattern between internet service availability and improved education. For education, home Internet access is almost a necessity as colleges like Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City adapt online platforms to distribute student work. Looking at 450 speed tests recorded over the past year at addresses within two miles of Carson-Newman University campus, performance averages are close to 69.03 Mbps — considerably higher than the lowest connection speed needed for streaming video and operating hosted or communication platforms.
Data Caps and Cord Cutting in Jefferson City
Data collected by our research team suggests that top providers in Jefferson City place a limit on streaming on residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a strategy to stop streaming, while providers maintain that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Compare Jefferson City to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Jefferson City||69 Mbps||10||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +476.6 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +92.3 Mbps )||18 ( +8 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +111.9 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +117.6 Mbps )||24 ( +14 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +110.1 Mbps )||9 ( -1 )||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|