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Internet providers in Nashville, NC

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Nashville, NC internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL84%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Nashville internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Nashville is comparable to the rest of North Carolina - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Nashville area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Nashville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Nashville, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Nashville area, and 96.27% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Nashville's four internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Nashville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 36 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 19 Mbps 5 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 9 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Optimum 128 Mbps 21 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Nashville

The largest internet providers in Nashville are CenturyLink, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Nashville.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Nashville residents, covering 84% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 99% of the area. Nashville’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Nashville residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

84%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Nashville covering 84% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Nashville to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Nashville, $56.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Nashville, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Nashville. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Nashville's providers, 279 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Nashville covering 99% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Nashville residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Nashville, $56.25.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Nashville, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Nashville. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Nashville's providers, 279 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Nashville covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Nashville where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Nashville, $56.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Nashville, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Nashville. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Nashville's providers, 279 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Nashville with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Nashville. The next fastest internet provider in Nashville is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 84% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Nashville with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Nashville, $56.25.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.