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Internet Service in Kentucky

91.9% of Kentucky residents have wireline or wireless Internet at speeds of up to 10 Mbps available at their address, so high speed Internet is a possibility for most residents. In fact, more than 50% of Kentucky consumers have 3 or more ISPs serving their address, so competition in the market is reasonable.

However, the reality is that Internet options are less available in Kentucky than nationwide. Of the Internet technology in the Bluegrass State, DSL is available to 86.35% of the population, wireless Internet to 99.3%, cable Internet to 78.7% and fiber Internet to 10.6% of people. All of these represent percentages lower than the national average.

It’s no surprise that 34.2% of Kentucky residents are without an Internet connection to use.

2.00%

Population with faster than 1.00 gbps available.

92.60%

Population with only 100.00 mbps speeds or less available.

35.40%

Population with only 25.00 mbps speeds or less available.

18.80 mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

6.50%

Population with no wired internet access available.

93.50%

Population with wired internet access available.

5.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

26

Average broadband score for Kentucky

Broadband in Kentucky

Largest Cities in KentuckyProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Alexandria, KY91.00 gbps250.00 mbps43.10 mbps9.10 mbps33
Ashland, KY18400.00 mbps25.00 mbps31.79 mbps3.00 mbps39
Bardstown, KY15150.00 mbps20.00 mbps19.57 mbps3.28 mbps20
Berea, KY14100.00 mbps11.00 mbps12.22 mbps2.03 mbps25
Bowling Green, KY221.00 gbps1.00 gbps54.22 mbps47.12 mbps60
Burlington, KY101.00 gbps250.00 mbps20.32 mbps3.46 mbps28
Campbellsville, KY142.00 gbps20.00 mbps20.50 mbps3.41 mbps23
Corbin, KY16100.00 mbps11.00 mbps15.64 mbps2.30 mbps35
Covington, KY151.00 gbps250.00 mbps36.45 mbps8.71 mbps38
Danville, KY1975.00 mbps11.00 mbps11.12 mbps2.00 mbps33
Elizabethtown, KY112.00 gbps20.00 mbps25.81 mbps3.80 mbps27
Erlanger, KY141.00 gbps250.00 mbps41.17 mbps9.98 mbps38
Flatwoods, KY11100.00 mbps8.00 mbps14.82 mbps1.64 mbps24
Florence, KY121.00 gbps250.00 mbps34.95 mbps8.18 mbps34
Fort Knox, KY1850.00 mbps20.00 mbps10.13 mbps2.16 mbps27
Fort Thomas, KY162.00 gbps250.00 mbps110.00 mbps12.52 mbps58
Frankfort, KY1430.00 mbps11.00 mbps8.96 mbps1.75 mbps20
Franklin, KY142.00 gbps35.00 mbps79.30 mbps4.34 mbps39
Georgetown, KY1375.00 mbps11.00 mbps12.12 mbps2.11 mbps25
Glasgow, KY182.00 gbps1.00 gbps48.65 mbps25.65 mbps48
Harrodsburg, KY1850.00 mbps11.00 mbps8.86 mbps1.58 mbps25
Hebron, KY101.00 gbps250.00 mbps20.55 mbps3.46 mbps28
Henderson, KY14150.00 mbps20.00 mbps12.20 mbps2.10 mbps26
Hopkinsville, KY181.00 gbps1.00 gbps20.62 mbps4.41 mbps37
Independence, KY141.00 gbps250.00 mbps26.78 mbps6.17 mbps33
La Grange, KY1475.00 mbps11.00 mbps13.34 mbps2.21 mbps21
Lawrenceburg, KY1550.00 mbps11.00 mbps9.80 mbps1.79 mbps25
Louisville, KY27400.00 mbps25.00 mbps30.47 mbps3.30 mbps57
Madisonville, KY14150.00 mbps20.00 mbps13.68 mbps2.36 mbps29
Mayfield, KY1550.00 mbps11.00 mbps10.44 mbps1.88 mbps25
Maysville, KY13100.00 mbps11.00 mbps11.55 mbps2.43 mbps24
Mount Sterling, KY1750.00 mbps11.00 mbps8.76 mbps1.58 mbps25
Mount Washington, KY15100.00 mbps11.00 mbps14.35 mbps2.03 mbps28
Murray, KY14150.00 mbps20.00 mbps25.66 mbps3.84 mbps37
Newport, KY131.00 gbps250.00 mbps50.99 mbps12.24 mbps41
Nicholasville, KY151.00 gbps1.00 gbps14.29 mbps2.61 mbps28
Oak Grove, KY16150.00 mbps20.00 mbps25.26 mbps3.30 mbps29
Owensboro, KY181.00 gbps1.00 gbps64.22 mbps57.31 mbps58
Paducah, KY182.00 gbps20.00 mbps23.34 mbps4.07 mbps38
Paris, KY1550.00 mbps11.00 mbps11.37 mbps2.04 mbps33
Radcliff, KY152.00 gbps20.00 mbps33.56 mbps5.27 mbps37
Richmond, KY21150.00 mbps20.00 mbps16.27 mbps2.80 mbps41
Russellville, KY141.00 gbps1.00 gbps47.75 mbps40.65 mbps39
Shelbyville, KY1475.00 mbps11.00 mbps13.22 mbps2.19 mbps21
Shepherdsville, KY18100.00 mbps11.00 mbps12.09 mbps1.77 mbps29
Somerset, KY16100.00 mbps11.00 mbps10.46 mbps1.94 mbps27
South Williamson, KY171.00 gbps1.00 gbps51.73 mbps43.98 mbps47
Spottsville, KY950.00 mbps5.00 mbps14.26 mbps1.64 mbps16
Versailles, KY9100.00 mbps8.00 mbps17.62 mbps1.97 mbps25
Winchester, KY1575.00 mbps11.00 mbps10.15 mbps1.81 mbps25
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Kentucky
ProviderAvg. Speeds
Viasat25.00 mbps
Exede25.00 mbps
HughesNet25.00 mbps
Spectrum50.00 mbps
Bundle AT&T Internet and DirecTV17.86 mbps
AT&T U-verse17.86 mbps
Cyberonic11.00 mbps
Windstream35.28 mbps
Brandenburg Cellular Corporation12.00 mbps
Cincinnati Bell309.96 mbps