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Internet providers in 38506

Find internet providers serving the 38506 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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38506 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL67%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable81%
Twin Lakes $49.99 50 - 1,000 MbpsDSL31%
Twin Lakes $49.99 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic21%
Ben Lomand Connect $34.95 5 - 15 MbpsDSL4.950%
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38506 internet service at a glance

At 91%, broadband coverage in the 38506 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 38506 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 82% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 73% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 16% of those living in the 38506 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 38506 area, and 80.46% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 38506, prices start at $34.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Cookeville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 127 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
Twin Lakes 162 Mbps 91 Mbps DSL
Frontier 9 Mbps 2 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 38506

The largest internet providers serving the 38506 ZIP code are Frontier, Spectrum, and Twin Lakes bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to most in the 38506 ZIP code, covering 67% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 81% of the area. Cookeville’s third most-available internet provider, Twin Lakes, offers DSL to around 31% of residents in the 38506 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

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

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

67%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to most households in the 38506 ZIP code, covering 67% 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, $54.15.

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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

81%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 38506 ZIP code, covering 81% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 38506 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cookeville, $54.15.

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, $0.62.

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 38506 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cookeville's providers, 287 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

31%

DSL from Twin Lakes offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 38506 ZIP code, covering 31% 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cookeville, $54.15.

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, $0.62.

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 38506 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 31% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cookeville's providers, 287 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 38506 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 38506 and the greater Cookeville area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly 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 38506 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 38506 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 38506 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 81% of households in 38506. The next fastest internet provider in the 38506 ZIP code is Twin Lakes, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 31% of the area.

Ben Lomand Connect offers the cheapest internet in the 38506 ZIP with service starting at $34.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cookeville, $54.15.

Twin Lakes is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 38506 ZIP code, covering 21% of the city.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.