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 Gbps available.

92.60%

Population with only 100 Mbps speeds or less available.

35.40%

Population with only 25 Mbps speeds or less available.

19 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

16

Average broadband score for Kentucky

Broadband in Kentucky

Largest Cities in KentuckyProvidersSpeeds (down/up)Speeds (down/up)Broadband Score
Alexandria, KY91 Gbps / 250 Mbps43 Mbps / 9 Mbps33
Ashland, KY18400 Mbps / 25 Mbps32 Mbps / 3 Mbps39
Bardstown, KY141 Gbps / 1 Gbps90 Mbps / 75 Mbps20
Berea, KY15100 Mbps / 11 Mbps11 Mbps / 2 Mbps25
Bowling Green, KY221 Gbps / 1 Gbps99 Mbps / 92 Mbps60
Burlington, KY101 Gbps / 250 Mbps19 Mbps / 3 Mbps28
Campbellsville, KY152 Gbps / 20 Mbps19 Mbps / 3 Mbps23
Corbin, KY151 Gbps / 1 Gbps83 Mbps / 69 Mbps35
Covington, KY161 Gbps / 250 Mbps34 Mbps / 8 Mbps38
Danville, KY181 Gbps / 1 Gbps67 Mbps / 58 Mbps33
Elizabethtown, KY112 Gbps / 20 Mbps26 Mbps / 4 Mbps27
Erlanger, KY151 Gbps / 250 Mbps38 Mbps / 9 Mbps38
Flatwoods, KY11100 Mbps / 8 Mbps14 Mbps / 1 Mbps24
Florence, KY131 Gbps / 250 Mbps32 Mbps / 7 Mbps34
Fort Knox, KY181 Gbps / 1 Gbps65 Mbps / 58 Mbps27
Fort Thomas, KY172 Gbps / 250 Mbps103 Mbps / 12 Mbps58
Frankfort, KY141 Gbps / 1 Gbps79 Mbps / 73 Mbps20
Franklin, KY122 Gbps / 35 Mbps92 Mbps / 5 Mbps39
Georgetown, KY121 Gbps / 1 Gbps95 Mbps / 85 Mbps25
Glasgow, KY182 Gbps / 1 Gbps48 Mbps / 26 Mbps48
Harrodsburg, KY17100 Mbps / 11 Mbps8 Mbps / 2 Mbps25
Hebron, KY101 Gbps / 250 Mbps20 Mbps / 3 Mbps28
Henderson, KY12150 Mbps / 20 Mbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Hopkinsville, KY181 Gbps / 1 Gbps74 Mbps / 60 Mbps37
Independence, KY151 Gbps / 250 Mbps25 Mbps / 6 Mbps33
La Grange, KY141 Gbps / 1 Gbps82 Mbps / 73 Mbps21
Lawrenceburg, KY14100 Mbps / 11 Mbps10 Mbps / 2 Mbps25
Lexington, KY181 Gbps / 1 Gbps49 Mbps / 9 Mbps89
Louisville, KY271 Gbps / 1 Gbps67 Mbps / 40 Mbps57
Madisonville, KY14150 Mbps / 20 Mbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps29
Mayfield, KY13100 Mbps / 11 Mbps11 Mbps / 2 Mbps25
Maysville, KY11100 Mbps / 11 Mbps12 Mbps / 3 Mbps24
Mount Sterling, KY16100 Mbps / 11 Mbps9 Mbps / 2 Mbps25
Mount Washington, KY15100 Mbps / 11 Mbps14 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
Murray, KY13150 Mbps / 20 Mbps27 Mbps / 4 Mbps37
Newport, KY141 Gbps / 250 Mbps47 Mbps / 11 Mbps41
Nicholasville, KY161 Gbps / 1 Gbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
Oak Grove, KY161 Gbps / 1 Gbps86 Mbps / 65 Mbps29
Owensboro, KY171 Gbps / 1 Gbps126 Mbps / 119 Mbps58
Paducah, KY162 Gbps / 20 Mbps26 Mbps / 4 Mbps38
Paris, KY141 Gbps / 1 Gbps83 Mbps / 73 Mbps33
Radcliff, KY152 Gbps / 20 Mbps33 Mbps / 5 Mbps37
Richmond, KY211 Gbps / 1 Gbps63 Mbps / 50 Mbps41
Shelbyville, KY151 Gbps / 1 Gbps77 Mbps / 68 Mbps21
Shepherdsville, KY18100 Mbps / 11 Mbps11 Mbps / 2 Mbps29
Somerset, KY17100 Mbps / 11 Mbps9 Mbps / 2 Mbps27
South Williamson, KY161 Gbps / 1 Gbps54 Mbps / 47 Mbps47
Spottsville, KY8100 Mbps / 5 Mbps15 Mbps / 2 Mbps16
Versailles, KY9100 Mbps / 8 Mbps17 Mbps / 2 Mbps25
Winchester, KY141 Gbps / 1 Gbps82 Mbps / 73 Mbps25
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Kentucky
ProviderAvg. Speeds
HughesNet25 Mbps
Viasat25 Mbps
Spectrum86 Mbps
AT&T18 Mbps
Cyberonic11 Mbps
Windstream54 Mbps
Brandenburg Cellular Corporation12 Mbps
MetroNet500 Mbps
Cincinnati Bell310 Mbps
Xfinity261 Mbps