A study by AdvisorSmith recently dipped into internet speeds across the country using data from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Their report tabulated the fastest and slowest Internet speeds available in residential areas, and Murfreesboro was calculated to be in the top 20 tiers of cities with ultra-high-speed Internet services.
The breakdown of information has been divided into three categories based on the population of a city. Large cities, for example, included areas with a population of 250,000 residents or more, medium-sized cities had between 100,000 and 250,000 residents, and small towns had between 10,000 and 100,000 residents.
In total, AdvisorSmith looked at broadband speeds in 3,983 cities across the United States. The company calculated the percentage of residents with access to at least one gigabit of available Internet resources.
AdvisorSmith ranked Murfreesboro at number 15 on the list for having one of the fastest Internet speeds available in the nation. In fact, 77% of Murfreesboro residents have access to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) of internet speed from broadband providers, according to mid-size city rankings.
Chattanooga beat Murfreesboro to number 5 on the list. The study showed that 97.1% of River City residents had access to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) of Internet speed from area providers.
Also in the midsize category was Clarksville, Tennessee, at number 35, followed by Knoxville at number 47.
In the “Large City” category, Nashville was ranked number 11 with the availability of 1 gigabit per second available to 71% of residents in the Davidson County area.
Memphis, Tennessee was also on the list which ranked number 28 for having the slowest broadband Internet speeds available. The Home of the Blues has 1 gigabit internet speed available to only 18.5% of residents.