Internet Providers in Knoxville, Tennessee

Residential Internet Statistics for Knoxville, TN
Internet Service Providers: 12
Plans Start From: $19.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Knoxville, Tennessee:

Showing 1 to 14 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    79.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    79.6% Available
  • 2. Xfinity
    90.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    90.8% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    56.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    56.7% Available
  • 4. Verizon
    90% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    90% Available
  • 5. 5. WOW!
    35.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    35.7% Available
  • 6. 6. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 8. Xfinity
    0.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *3 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.1% Available
  • 9. 8. Spectrum
    12.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    12.6% Available
  • 10. 9. Frontier
    4% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    4% Available
  • 11. 10. TDS
    17.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    17.8% Available
  • 12. 11. WireTower
    2.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    2.4% Available
  • 13. Planet Connect
    1.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *8 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    1.6% Available
  • 14. Windstream
    0.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    0.3% Available
3 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Knoxville. See All
  • 1. Comcast Business
    92.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    92.8% Available
  • 2. AT&T
    41.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    41.9% Available
  • 3. Spectrum Business
    20.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    20.1% Available
  • 4. Windstream
    4.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    4.7% Available
  • 5. 5. Windstream
    3.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    3.5% Available
  • 6. 6. Frontier Business
    3.1% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 943-4270
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    3.1% Available
  • 7. Frontier Business
    0.8% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 943-4270
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.8% Available
  • 8. Windstream
    0.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    0.4% Available
  • 9. C Spire Business
    0.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.4% Available
  • 10. AT&T
    0.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    0.4% Available
  • 13. 7. WOW! Business
    9.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    9.6% Available
  • 14. 8. TDS Business
    9.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    9.6% Available
  • 15. 9. IrisNetworks
    7.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    7.8% Available
  • 17. 10. Verizon Business
    3.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    3.7% Available
  • 18. 11. CenturyLink Business
    2.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    2.5% Available
  • 19. Spectrum Business
    1.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    1.8% Available
  • 20. GTT
    1.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    1.7% Available
  • 22. Fusion Connect
    0.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    0.7% Available
7 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Knoxville. See All

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Looking for internet plans in your area?

You will have quite a selection if you’re looking for an internet provider in Knoxville, Tennessee. AT&T and Xfinity will be the top choices for most residents. AT&T is available to about 80 percent of residents, while Xfinity is available to about 90 percent.

Wow! Internet is available to about 36 percent of residents, mostly in North Knoxville, Fountain City, and West Hills.

Fastest Internet Providers in Knoxville

Whether you’re in Knoxville or nearly anywhere else in the country, fiber internet is the fastest connection available.

AT&T offers two forms of internet: a DSL service called AT&T Internet, which provides up to 100 Mbps download speeds, and AT&T Fiber, which provides gigabit (up to 1,000 Mbps) download and upload speeds. Most households’ fastest option for internet in Knoxville is AT&T Fiber.

Cable internet from either Xfinity or Wow! is the most reliable option if AT&T Fiber isn’t available. Both providers offer gigabit download speeds, but Xfinity’s goes up to 1,200 Mbps. Wow! has faster upload speeds, though, which may be handy if your home has multiple distance learners or remote workers.

EarthLink is available to about half of Knoxville residents. We recommend EarthLink as an alternative to AT&T since it uses AT&T’s network to provide its own service.

Cheapest Internet in Knoxville

Xfinity’s cheapest plan starts at $20 a month for up to 50 Mbps. The price is certainly reasonable, but you may want to opt for more speed depending on what you use the internet for.

The lowest-priced Wow! plan starts at $24.99 a month for up to 100 Mbps. The plan provides twice the Mbps of Xfinity’s plan for only $5 more per month, but Wow! is available to only about a third of the city.

AT&T Fiber has the best value deal, offering up to 300 Mbps in download and upload speeds starting at only $35 a month.

Comparing AT&T to Xfinity (and Wow!)

If you want the best deal on internet-only plans, then the best choice is AT&T Fiber. Neither Xfinity nor Wow! offer upload speeds as fast as AT&T Fiber.

Choosing among these providers is more difficult if you want to bundle. Xfinity and Wow! offer their own TV service, while AT&T partners with DirecTV. Even though DirecTV offers more channels than Xfinity and Wow!, you won’t get a bundle discount if you add DirecTV to your AT&T internet plan. Xfinity and Wow! typically offer bundle discounts ranging from $10 to $30 per month. There’s a chance you can get more discounts bundling with Xfinity since it offers more services.

Digital Equity Programs in Knoxville

Xfinity, the most available internet provider in Knoxville, launched 13 Lift Zones in 2021 to provide free Wi-Fi access to residents without internet access at home. The following is a list of Lift Zone locations in Knoxville:

  • Boys and Girls Club: Walter P. Taylor location (317 McConnell Street)
  • Boys and Girls Club: Haslam location (957 Irwin Street)
  • Boys and Girls Club: Western Heights location (1331 W. Oldham Avenue)
  • Boys and Girls Club: DeBusk family location (1819 Dry Gap Pike)
  • Boys and Girls Club: Montgomery Village location (4530 Joe Lewis Road)
  • Boys and Girls Club: North Ridge Crossing location (3916 Carus Road)
  • Boys and Girls Club: Clinch Valley location (102 S. Jefferson Circle)
  • Boys and Girls Club: Vestal Club location (522 Maryville Pike)
  • Morrison Hill Christian Church (106 Morrison Hill Circle)
  • Centro Hispano de East TN (2455 Sutherland Avenue)
  • Shora Foundation (2425 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue)
  • Knox County John T. O’Connor Senior Citizens Center (611 Winona Street)

If you’re searching for affordable internet at home, then you can contact Xfinity, AT&T, or Wow! to see if you qualify for their low-income internet programs or the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

Internet Statistics for Knoxville, Tennessee

In the state of Tennessee, Knoxville is the 37th most-connected city, ahead of Alcoa, Seymour, Louisville, Rockford, and Powell. Majority of residents, 0.98%, have access to multiple providers. It’s likely one of those providers will offer fiber internet, it’s available to almost half of Knoxville’s population. Despite this achievement, there are still 8,000 people without access to more than one wired provider and approximately 4,000 people without access to a wired connection delivering 25 Mbps.

8,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Knoxville is the 37th most connected city in Tennessee ahead of Alcoa, Seymour, Louisville, Rockford, and Powell.

Reference

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

Fiber Availability: 60% of people living in Knoxville have residential fiber service available to them.

Reference

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 Knoxville residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

In Knox County, approximately 4,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Knoxville, Tennessee

  • What is the cheapest internet service in Knoxville?

    The overall cheapest internet plan in Knoxville is available from WOW!, with prices starting at $19.99/month and speed up to 100 Mbps. For higher speeds, WOW! ($19.99/month) has the cheapest plan with speed up to 25 Mbps; WOW! ($19.99/month) has the cheapest plan for speed up to 100 Mbps.

    Summary of Low-Priced Plans in Knoxville, Tennessee

  • What is the fastest internet in Knoxville?

    The most available providers offering the fastest speed available in Knoxville, 5000 Mbps, are AT&T Fiber ($180/month) and Xfinity ($80/month).

    Summary of some of the Fastest Internet Providers in Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Can I bundle TV and phone service with internet in Knoxville?

    For Knoxville, Viasat Internet, HughesNet, and Xfinity all offer double and triple play packages. These bundles range from $99.98/month-$154.99/month.

  • How many internet providers are in Knoxville?

    There are 40 internet providers in Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • How many residential internet providers service are in Knoxville?

    There are a total of 17 internet providers that service residential customers in Knoxville.

    Popular Residential Internet Providers in Knoxville (Listed by Coverage)

  • How many business providers are in Knoxville?

    There are 23 business internet providers in Knoxville.

    Popular Business Internet Providers in Knoxville (Listed by Coverage)


    Popular Enterprise Internet Providers in Knoxville (Listed by Coverage)

  • Is T-Mobile 5G Home Internet available in Knoxville?

    Yes. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet has only rolled out in select markets, but most areas of Knoxville are covered.

  • Is Verizon 5G Home Internet available in Knoxville?

    Yes, Verizon 5G Home Internet is available in some areas of Knoxville.

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