Internet Providers in Nashville, Tennessee

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Residential Internet Statistics for Nashville, TN
Wired Internet Providers: 5
Average Speed Test Result: 140.64 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 2000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.75%
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Internet Buyer's Guide for Nashville, Tennessee

Published by Annie Kim

Reviewed by Tyler Cooper and Julia Tanberk

Last Updated: April 19, 2021

This Internet Buyer’s Guide for Nashville, Tennessee, is complete with must-have broadband information including details on the most affordable plans and the fastest speeds in the Nashville area. After reading through this guide, you’ll have no trouble finding the best internet plan for you.

Residential Internet Providers in Nashville, TN

Provider Starting Price Speed Range Type Of Internet Coverage Availability
AT&T Internet $35/mo. 100-1000 Mbps IPBB, Fiber 100% IPBB, 98% Fiber
XFINITY from Comcast $30/mo. 25-1200 Mbps Cable 100% Cable
Google Fiber $70/mo. 1000-2000 Mbps Fiber 74% Fiber
United Communications N/A Variable DSL 3% DSL

The table above summarizes Nashville internet providers with the greatest coverage locally.

Fastest Internet Providers in Nashville, TN

Provider Maximum Speed Price Range
Google Fiber 2000 Mbps $70-100/mo.
XFINITY from Comcast 1200 Mbps $30-70/mo.
AT&T Fiber 1000 Mbps $35-60/mo.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps $49.99-99.99/mo.

The providers above offer the fastest download speeds currently available to Nashville residents.

What type of internet is available in Nashville?

Nashville is home to four popular types of internet: DSL, Cable, Fiber-Optic, and Satellite.

  • DSL: When looking for the most affordable rates, DSL often has the cheapest prices for internet in Nashville. The internet is supplied through existing telephone lines in the neighborhood.
  • Cable: Cable options offer faster speeds than what you’ll experience with DSL. This type of internet uses the same cable cords as your TV for the internet connection.
  • Fiber-Optic: In Nashville, you won’t find faster internet speeds than those with fiber-optic, which uses strands of glass to provide extremely fast speeds.
  • Satellite: Satellite is a great option for those without a reliable connection, using a local dish installed on your property to provide service.

It’s important to note that not all areas in Nashville have access to the options listed above.

How do I find the cheapest internet option in Nashville?

With plans starting as low as $30/month, AT&T Internet, AT&T Fiber and XFINITY from Comcast offer some of the cheapest internet plans in Nashville.

Cheapest internet in Nashville

  • XFINITY from Comcast—$30/mo. for up to 25 Mbps *
  • AT&T Fiber—$35/mo. for up to 300 Mbps *
  • HughesNet—$39.99/mo. for up to 25 Mbps *
  • AT&T Internet—$45/mo. for up to 100 Mbps *
  • Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)—$49.99/mo. for up to 12 Mbps *
* Price is per month before fees for length of contract. Price may be a promotion and is not guaranteed. Review final price and terms before choosing an internet provider.

How Much Internet Speed Do I Need In Nashville?

A booming city home to suburban families and creative business owners, Nashville residents mainly look for internet providers offering quick internet speeds at a reasonable price point. But when deciding which is best for you and your household or business, it’s important to consider what kind of internet user you are.

Light internet users looking to browse the web, check emails, and bookkeep for their business are recommended minimum download speeds of at least 25-50 Mbps. However, if you enjoy streaming movies or anticipate working with large files at home or in the office, you’ll want to look at plans with download speeds of at least 100 Mbps. Speeds up to 1000 Mbps are recommended for large households with multiple power internet users or businesses using heavy-duty data. As mentioned, each household is different and it’s important to find a plan that supplies the right speeds for your broadband needs.

Below are the recommended download speeds based on frequent internet activities and the residential providers in Nashville that offer these speeds.

Recommended Speeds Type of Internet Activities Internet Providers in Nashville
25+ Mbps
  • Basic web browsing
  • Stream video on one device
  • Low lag online gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 person household of light internet users
  • XFINITY from Comcast
  • Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)
  • HughesNet
100+ Mbps
  • Competitive gaming
  • Heavy streaming
  • High-resolution video chat
  • No lag online gaming
  • Appropriate for smart homes
  • Ideal for 4+ household
  • AT&T Internet
  • XFINITY from Comcast
  • Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)
1000+ Mbps
  • Stream 4K video on multiple devices (i.e. Load Netflix show in HD in 5 seconds or download a 30 GB game in less than 5 minutes)
  • Gigabit performance
  • Ideal for home offices
  • Ideal for 4+ household of power internet users
  • AT&T Fiber
  • XFINITY from Comcast
  • Google Fiber

How do I find the fastest internet in Nashville?

With speeds up to 2000 Mbps, AT&T Fiber, XFINITY from Comcast and Google Fiber offer some of the fastest internet speeds in Nashville.

Should I bundle TV or phone service in Nashville?

The top two internet providers in Nashville by coverage availability that offer bundle deals are AT&T Internet and AT&T Fiber. Bundling TV and/or phone service with internet is a great choice for households with high usage for multiple services. Oftentimes, bundle and trip play plans can help save on monthly bills and provide comfort and convenience as all your services are housed under one provider.

Bundled Cable Plans and Pricing in Nashville

Internet Providers in Nashville Services Price Range of Bundles
AT&T Internet Internet + TV $99.99-104.99/mo.
AT&T Fiber Internet + TV $129.99/mo.

How can I compare the major internet providers in Nashville?

Finding the right internet provider for you can be an overwhelming process. But by reading through these key factors and questions, you can better understand what to look for with your next provider.

  • Price: Settle on how much you can afford to pay per month for your service, depending on what kind of household you live in or business you operate.
  • Speed: Whether you’re a small business owner in East Nashville or a family living in 12 South, consider how much internet speed you’ll need for optimum daily usage.
  • Data Caps: Just like speed, the amount of data you’ll need each month is determined by how you use the internet each day. From there, you’ll have a better idea of what data caps will work for your needs.
  • Contracts: Most internet providers in Nashville with contracts require at least a 1-year agreement. If you don’t want to commit to a contract, Xfinity offers a contract-free option for an extra fee.

What do I need to keep in mind when moving to Nashville?

Whether it’s the country music scene, southern cooking and charm, or universities of Nashville calling your name, there are a few key factors to consider when it comes time to leave your current internet provider in search of a new one.

First, consider your current internet provider. If you are satisfied with the service, it’s worthwhile to look into whether or not they cover your new neighborhood. If so, you can simply give them a call to transfer your plan to your new home and avoid the process of finding a new provider. However, if you are planning on leaving your current provider, be prepared to deal with early termination fees if your contract isn’t expiring around the time of your move.

You’ll experience termination fees with internet providers that have contract requirements. In Nashville, early termination fees generally range from $0-400. Before canceling your internet service, read through your contract closely so that you’re fully aware of any termination fees or penalties you may face.

Most Nashville internet providers have contracts fluctuating around 0-2 years. Currently, only AT&T Internet and XFINITY from Comcast offer contract-free plans. It’s also worthwhile to read the fine print before committing to a new internet provider so that there are no surprise fees down the line.

Installation Fees in Nashville

Installation fees are often inevitable when signing up with a new internet provider. However, rates vary depending on whether or not you choose to set up the equipment yourself or hire a professional installer. Professional installation fees range from $0 to $99 in Nashville.

How much data do you need for your home or business internet in Nashville?

How much data you’ll need for your home or business in Nashville varies depending upon your typical internet activities. Whether it’s streaming movies or mixing and producing music, most users find they need an internet plan with a data cap of 1 TB or higher. Currently, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and AT&T Fiber offer select plans with no data caps in Nashville. AT&T Internet also offers select plans with a 1 TB data cap.

What are the most-connected neighborhoods in Nashville?

The areas in Nashville that have 4-5 internet providers to choose from are mainly central to the Downtown areas, bordering neighborhoods like The Gulch, 12 South, East Nashville, and extending out to Belle Meade. Most neighborhoods have access to at least 3-4 providers, with DSL, cable, and fiber as some of the most common internet types. AT&T Internet and XFINITY from Comcast are the top providers in the city.

Internet Statistics for Nashville, Tennessee

Known as America’s Music City, Nashville ranks as Tennessee’s 13th most internet-connected city. Attributed to the city’s ever-growing population of up-and-coming music acts, students, and young families, Nashville’s internet ranking leads neighboring cities like ahead of Antioch, Madison, Hermitage, Whites Creek, and Old Hickory.. While there are 24 internet providers servicing the city in total—AT&T Internet, XFINITY from Comcast and AT&T Fiber with the greatest coverage availability—there are still people in Nashville have access to only one or no wired internet connections. Nevertheless, Nashville’s booming music industry and growing population fueled by southern charm make it a strong contender to call home.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Nashville, TN

7,000 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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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Nashville, Tennessee

  • What is the cheapest internet service in Nashville?

    XFINITY from Comcast currently offers the cheapest internet service in Nashville starting at $30/month for their basic internet-only DSL plan with speeds up to 25 Mbps. The lowest-priced internet-only plan with download speeds up to 100 Mbps is supplied by AT&T Fiber at $35/month with no data caps.

    Summary of Low-Priced Plans in Nashville, Tennessee

  • What is the fastest internet in Nashville?

    Nashville residents have several providers to choose from that offer speeds up to 2000 Mbps, with Google Fiber ($100/month) and XFINITY from Comcast ($70/month), offering fiber internet plans.

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

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

    In Nashville, AT&T Internet and AT&T Fiber are some of the providers that offer double and triple play bundles with internet, TV and/or phone service. Prices range from $99.99/month-$129.99/month.

  • How many internet providers are in Nashville?

    In total, there are 24 internet providers servicing the city of Nashville.

  • How many residential internet providers service are in Nashville?

    There are 7 residential internet providers for Nashville residents to choose from.

    Popular Residential Internet Providers in Nashville (Listed by Coverage)

  • How many business providers are in Nashville?

    There are 17 business providers servicing the Nashville area.

    Popular Business Internet Providers in Nashville (Listed by Coverage)


    Popular Enterprise Internet Providers in Nashville (Listed by Coverage)

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