High Speed Internet Providers – Tennessee

Tennessee Internet Speed Test

Consumers throughout Tennessee (TN) are using the internet to look-up information, communicate with friends and family, shop for gifts, and map driving destinations (remember: check your bandwidth performance regularly with an Internet speed test). They do so working with different broadband internet technologies, like satellite, cable, DSL, and T1 or bonded T1 lines, all of which are available through a variety of high speed internet service providers (ISPs).

Satellite Internet
Those living in rural areas of Tennessee used to be constrained to dial-up methods of internet access. However, now they have a broadband access option: satellite internet from ISPs like HughesNet, StarBand, SkyWay USA, and WildBlue. Connections are delivered via a satellite dish and a modem, which connect to the user’s computer. All that is needed is the required equipment and a clear view to the south, where the satellites are in orbit around the equator.

Cable Internet
With many homes and apartments now being wired for cable television access, lots of consumers also have cable internet access, which is provided through the existing cable network, with the connection terminating in a cable modem instead of a cable television box. Some of the cable ISPs serving the state include Adelphia, Cable One, Cebridge Communications, Comcast, and Time Warner Cable.

DSL Internet Access
Digital subscriber lines — the long way of saying DSL — provide broadband internet connectivity through the phone line. It is an always-on connection and the technology allows the same phone to be used for normal calls at the same time the user is online. DSL providers like Adelphia, BellSouth, Sprint, Verizon, and Yahoo! DSL all offer DSL service in Tennessee.

Bonded T1 and T1 Lines
A T1 or bonded T1 lines are perfect for businesses that need to have lots of people online, simultaneously. They offer a lot of bandwidth so transmission speeds — both upstream and downstream — are not slowed when multiple users are all using the internet. Covad, MegaPath, and Qwest all deliver T1 access.