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Internet providers in 38501

Find internet providers serving the 38501 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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38501 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL86%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable90%
Twin Lakes $49.99 50 - 1,000 MbpsDSL16%
Twin Lakes $49.99 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic15%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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38501 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 38501 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of Tennessee - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 38501 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 92% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 16% of those living in the 38501 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 38501 area, and 88.53% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 38501, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Cookeville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Frontier 10 Mbps 2 Mbps DSL
Twin Lakes 143 Mbps 90 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 118 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 38501

The largest internet providers serving the 38501 ZIP code are Frontier, Spectrum, and Twin Lakes bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all in the 38501 ZIP code, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 90% of the area. Cookeville’s third most-available internet provider, Twin Lakes, offers DSL to around 16% of residents in the 38501 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in the 38501 ZIP code, covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cookeville, $57.99.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

90%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 38501 ZIP code, covering 90% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 38501 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Cookeville, $57.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cookeville, $0.53.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 38501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cookeville's providers, 355 Mbps.

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Twin Lakes DSL internet

Provider

Twin Lakes

Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

6 Mbps

Average availability

16%

DSL from Twin Lakes offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 38501 ZIP code, covering 16% of the area.

DSL internet from Twin Lakes uses telephone lines 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 Twin Lakes start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Cookeville, $57.99.

Twin Lakes customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cookeville, $0.53.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Twin Lakes offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 6 Mbps in 38501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cookeville's providers, 355 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 38501 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 38501 and the greater Cookeville area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Cookeville at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cookeville at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 38501 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 38501 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 38501 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 90% of households in 38501. The next fastest internet provider in the 38501 ZIP code is Twin Lakes, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 16% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 38501 ZIP with service starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Cookeville, $57.99.

Twin Lakes is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 38501 ZIP code, covering 15% of the city.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.