Internet providers in Knoxville, TN

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Knoxville internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Knoxville 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 Knoxville area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Knoxville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 49% of those living in Knoxville.

There are five internet providers serving the Knoxville area, and 97.14% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Knoxville's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Knoxville

The largest internet providers in Knoxville are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Knoxville.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Knoxville residents, covering 90% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 10% of the area. Knoxville’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Knoxville residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Knoxville covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Knoxville 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 AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Knoxville, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Knoxville, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Knoxville. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Knoxville's providers, 534 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

10%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Knoxville covering 10% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Knoxville than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Knoxville, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Knoxville, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Knoxville. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Knoxville's providers, 534 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Knoxville covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Knoxville, $47.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Knoxville, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Knoxville. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Knoxville's providers, 534 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Knoxville, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Knoxville, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Knoxville and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Knoxville at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Knoxville at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Knoxville residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Knoxville, TN internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 10%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 100 Mbps DSL 90%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 99%
WideOpenWest - - Fiber-optic 47%
WideOpenWest - - Cable 45%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Knoxville with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 10% of households in Knoxville. The next fastest internet provider in Knoxville is WideOpenWest, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 45% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Knoxville with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Knoxville, $47.49.

WideOpenWest is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Knoxville, covering 47% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Knoxville and is available to 10% of households.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.