Planet Connect Internet is the oldest wireless internet service provider in East Tennessee. Locally owned and operated, we provide service to the unserved and underserved areas in the counties of Sevier, Cocke, and Jefferson.
Planet Connect was started by Cocke County native, Joe Overholt in 1994, and began with dial-up service. The company now specializes in fixed wireless broadband internet service. Using local towers on English Mountain, Bluff Mountain, Halls Top Mountain and other high locations, we send the internet via radio signals to our customer’s homes and businesses.
We use the latest technology to give our customers high-speed internet connections at a lower cost. To stay true to our comitment to provide quality, high-speed internet to East Tennessee, we have recently expanded to include a dealership selling and installing Viasat (formerly Exede) satellite internet for those who do not have line-of-sight to one of our local mountain towers.
For years, we have been searching for a solution to provide quality, high-speed internet for the folks who call us for service in areas that we simply cannot reach. These are the folks that have no line-of-sight to our towers. Our Viasat dealership is the perfect answer to this dilemma. Viasat provides the reliable quality service that we strive to provide to all of Planet Connects customers. Because it’s beamed directly from a satellite in space into homes and businesses, all our customers need is a southern exposure to the sky. Viasat satellite internet offers residents and small business owners super-fast internet with download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat plans feature a variety of data options available to suit your online lifestyle. Call us today to learn more and schedule your installation.
Tennessee’s second oldest city, Dandridge is home to about 3,000 people. Named after President George Washington’s wife, Martha Dandridge Washington, it boasts many historic buildings and a location on the shores of manmade Douglas Lake. The lake is popular with anglers, boaters, campers and swimmers. Cabins dot its long shoreline, which extends 43 miles to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Dandridge is about an hour from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.