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.
65%
65% BROADBAND COVERAGE
15%
15% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

18.8

42nd

BROADBAND SPEEDS

64.6%

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

7.4%

of Kentuckians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

2.0%

of Kentuckians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

93.5%

of Kentuckians have access to wireline service.

10.6%

of Kentuckians have access to fiber-optic service.

78.7%

of Kentuckians have access to cable service.

86.3%

of Kentuckians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.3%

of Kentuckians have access to mobile broadband service.

43.5%

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 85.8% of Kentuckians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 164 broadband providers in Kentucky.
  • There are 1.6 million people in Kentucky without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 496,000 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

Ashland99.9%17 providers
Bowling Green100.0%23 providers
Covington100.0%20 providers
Elizabethtown99.2%19 providers
Florence100.0%20 providers
Frankfort0.0%19 providers
Ft Mitchell98.9%21 providers
Georgetown100.0%17 providers
Glasgow4.7%17 providers
Henderson95.9%16 providers
Hopkinsville99.8%13 providers
Lexington98.5%21 providers
London3.9%16 providers
Louisville99.9%37 providers
Newport100.0%23 providers
Nicholasville0.8%15 providers
Owensboro100.0%17 providers
Paducah99.4%21 providers
Richmond98.8%21 providers
Shepherdsville100.0%15 providers
Somerset98.2%13 providers
Winchester0.0%17 providers
Last Updated on 10/26/2016.

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