Broadband Internet in Kentucky

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BROADBAND IN Kentucky

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Kentucky Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
81%
81% BROADBAND COVERAGE
20%
20% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

18.8

38th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

82.6%

of Kentuckians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

16.5%

of Kentuckians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

7.3%

of Kentuckians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.4%

of Kentuckians have access to wireline service.

12.8%

of Kentuckians have access to fiber-optic service.

76.9%

of Kentuckians have access to cable service.

88.8%

of Kentuckians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Kentuckians have access to mobile broadband service.

31.0%

of Kentuckians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Kentucky

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1.
Oak Grove
31.7 MBPS
31.7">%
2.
Franklin
31.2 MBPS
31.2">%
3.
Paducah
29.7 MBPS
29.7">%
4.
Benton
28.9 MBPS
28.9">%
5.
Independence
28.7 MBPS
28.7">%

Largest Competing Providers In Kentucky

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Connect Kentucky has been awarded $5,302,717 in federal grants for Kentucky's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $535,308, accounting for 0.0% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Kentucky.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 79.9% to 91.6% of Kentuckians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 174 broadband providers in Kentucky.
  • There are 775,000 people in Kentucky without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 738,000 people in Kentucky that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 162,000 people in Kentucky don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Kentucky CITIES

Ashland99.5%17 providers
Bowling Green92.7%23 providers
Covington100.0%20 providers
Elizabethtown98.0%19 providers
Florence98.9%21 providers
Frankfort97.5%19 providers
Ft Mitchell99.9%21 providers
Georgetown90.4%17 providers
Glasgow74.0%17 providers
Henderson90.3%18 providers
Hopkinsville87.2%13 providers
Lexington98.5%22 providers
London97.0%17 providers
Louisville99.9%39 providers
Newport99.1%24 providers
Nicholasville97.6%15 providers
Owensboro97.5%17 providers
Paducah97.4%21 providers
Richmond93.0%21 providers
Shepherdsville97.7%15 providers
Somerset96.7%14 providers
Winchester79.4%18 providers
Last Updated on 4/18/2017.

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