Perhaps the reports on the demise of Net Neutrality were exaggerated? As we hinted at in our earlier coverage of the issue, two congressional groups are taking separate steps to nullify the FCC’s ruling from earlier this month. Since polls reveal a supermajority of Republican and Democrat voters disagree with Ajit Pai’s repeal decision, any […]Read more...
Top HTML5 Internet Speed Test Results in Tennessee
There are seven internet service providers (ISPs) in Tennessee, but unlike men, these providers are not created equal and there are constant changes between the services, price, and the value that these companies are giving. For the last couple of years, this increase in internet speeds, both mobile and broadband, have not only provided Tennesseans not only with good opportunities to easily post their high-definition photos to the internet or use the latest apps seamlessly on their iPhone, but has also provided business opportunities and career development that has given many smaller towns new life in this economy through high-speed internet.
When looking at internet service providers, you have the option between mobile and broadband, where the value and performance of both can depend heavily on the specific region. In general, broadband providers give a better service with higher speeds (internet connection speeds, upload speeds, and download speeds) for a lower price, but it is something you are only using in the place of residence or business. Mobile, on the other hand, can be used state-wide (and nationwide), but it comes at a higher cost and is usually bundled with a phone you have chosen to use during your contract.
The offer from mobile internet providers is fairly cut and dry, mirroring the same exact situation throughout the nation. Customers have a choice between AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, which all offer similar products that come to good value once they are bundled with other services or signed as a long-term contract. Although similar, the offers are not the same, as all four networks have different LTE (speed up to 50 Mbps) coverage and give different offers on phones, TV, and Wi-Fi, which does calculate in the overall value.
The most popular internet provider in Tennessee, including both mobile and broadband, AT&T is a solid overall choice and would probably be the only valid choice for someone that is constantly on the move across the state. That being said, AT&T doesn’t offer anything but coverage to justify the higher price than their competitors, which are in most cases a better option for a home internet connection but don't have as long a reach as AT&T.
#2 Verizon Mobile
Verizon as the second most popular provider and a fairly average choice, which is good, as this means wide coverage and good internet speeds at a reasonable price. Depending on the location and the added bundle, Verizon might offer the best value, but it is far from excelling in any field.
#3 Sprint Mobile
Although Sprint Mobile is not as popular in Tennessee, it does provide a decent coverage and is not as pricey as some other competitors. As with other mobile ISPs, their offer usually comes bundled and this lack of presence might be due to other products besides internet alone. You must inquire about their full service to determine if their offer gives you the best overall value for your specific needs.
T-Mobile has everything except coverage, which, depending on your location, might be a deal breaker. They offer better speeds both on 4G and LTE networks compared with competitors, but their LTE map is much thinner than that of AT&T or Sprint. If you are in regions where the highest speeds are available and don’t plan on venturing to any of the State’s national parks, T-Mobile does provide the best service for money.
Unlike mobile providers, which are similar in every state of these United States, broadband providers are usually local and offer a much more solid service to the people who they can reach. Broadband internet providers can be separated into two distinct groups: one consisting only from EPB and the other from all other broadband providers.
# 0 EPB – Fiber internet
The main difference is that EPB offers only fiber-optic high-speed internet in Tennessee and Georgia and all other providers bundle their products together with Cable TV offers and landlines. The three other main competitors are Spectrum, Xfinity, and CenturyLink, all giving considerably less speed but, in return, offer other services and are accessible to more people across the State. Services of EPB, which does stand for the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, can be found mostly in and around the aforementioned City, providing fiber internet speeds to just over 300000 people.
Here, we are talking about internet speeds between 1000 and 10000 Mbps (125Mbps to 1.25 Gbps) which makes it up to 100 times as fast as the regular internet. At these speeds, it becomes irrelevant if you are concerned about download speeds for downloading files, using standard apps, or watching a 2K movie over Netflix.
The best contender when it comes to state-wide home usage of broadband internet, as it provides high internet connection speeds, a reliable performance, good bundle offers, and at a reasonable price while also being available in most places in Tennessee. Similar to their competitors, the best value comes from their triple play bundle, which can provide internet speeds up to 100 Mbps.
Xfinity provides internet speeds between 25 Mbps and 400 Mbps, but it has a data cap in some regions that can become a significant hurdle if you are using it as a small company ISP or even if you have a larger family that all uses the same connection.
While Xfinity services are priced similarly to those from Spectrum, they don’t include a modem or a Wi-Fi router, which is charged extra.
The fight between speed and coverage is a constant one, and CenturyLink has opted to provide a wider coverage to more people at a reduced speed. While they also offer fiber internet with speeds up to 1000 Mbps, this service is available only to a small number of Tennesseans, with the bulk of their business is providing a basic internet access over DSL lines that use the same network as the telephone and are thus available in all counties in the State.
In the last year, the average speed on Tennessean internet has reached 23.59 Mbps, surpassing the national average, and with some cities and towns even surpassing this number by a hefty margin. Even if you don’t count the city of Chattanooga, with its IT development giving the Silicon Valley the run for its money, places like Memphis, Knoxville, and Lafayette are excelling in their offers of broadband.
For the fastest internet speeds, the fiber option will give you previously unimaginable speeds of up to 10000 Mbps, but most users will see much more value from the triple play bundle services from other providers. You should always see which is the best provider for you and call your ISP to see if they are able to upgrade your service or offer you a better contract. With more than three ISPs being available to half of the residents in Tennessee, there is no reason to settle for a lesser service or higher costs.
Speed test results show an average of 24.11 Mbps download and 11.29 Mbps upload speeds across all mobile, tablet, and desktop devices tested. Take a look at the charts below for an at-a-glance view of of speed test results by device. ViaSat, Inc., AT&T, Time Warner and Verizon Wireless are among the many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) delivering broadband to United States.
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