Internet Service in Georgia

Internet Access in Georgia

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Coverage by County

84.9%
57.4%

98.8

12th

Broadband Speeds

92.5%

of Georgians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

53.0%

of Georgians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

97.3%

of Georgians have access to wireline service

47.0%

of Georgians have access to fiber-optic service

86.1%

of Georgians have access to cable service

92.2%

of Georgians have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Georgia

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Appling 57.0%
Atkinson 65.8%
Bacon 78.4%
Baker 33.8%
Baldwin 95.3%
Banks 85.0%
Barrow 99.6%
Bartow 98.3%
Ben Hill 92.8%
Berrien 87.4%
Bibb 97.9%
Bleckley 54.4%
Brantley 100.0%
Brooks 84.5%
Bryan 97.8%
Bulloch 100.0%
Burke 73.8%
Butts 93.3%
Calhoun 29.5%
Camden 95.1%
Candler 100.0%
Carroll 93.5%
Catoosa 99.2%
Charlton 80.1%
Chatham 98.4%
Chattahoochee 72.2%
Chattooga 96.3%
Cherokee 98.6%
Clarke 100.0%
Clay 70.0%
Clayton 99.4%
Clinch 72.3%
Cobb 98.7%
Coffee 91.9%
Colquitt 90.1%
Columbia 93.6%
Cook 86.0%
Coweta 98.4%
Crawford 94.7%
Crisp 80.4%
Dade 93.5%
Dawson 93.0%
Decatur 74.3%
DeKalb 99.5%
Dodge 69.4%
Dooly 55.5%
Dougherty 99.0%
Douglas 98.9%
Early 56.0%
Echols 26.6%
Effingham 97.9%
Elbert 82.2%
Emanuel 95.2%
Evans 83.8%
Fannin 92.9%
Fayette 99.6%
Floyd 95.9%
Forsyth 99.8%
Franklin 72.1%
Fulton 98.8%
Gilmer 83.7%
Glascock 0.8%
Glynn 98.6%
Gordon 94.7%
Grady 84.8%
Greene 71.9%
Gwinnett 99.5%
Habersham 96.4%
Hall 99.0%
Hancock 60.8%
Haralson 67.8%
Harris 87.9%
Hart 90.0%
Heard 66.4%
Henry 99.9%
Houston 96.9%
Irwin 60.8%
Jackson 94.8%
Jasper 81.9%
Jeff Davis 63.1%
Jefferson 8.3%
Jenkins 84.4%
Johnson 28.7%
Jones 87.4%
Lamar 80.1%
Lanier 86.8%
Laurens 75.8%
Lee 91.1%
Liberty 95.4%
Lincoln 100.0%
Long 91.9%
Lowndes 90.2%
Lumpkin 89.6%
McDuffie 82.0%
McIntosh 98.0%
Macon 77.9%
Madison 88.3%
Marion 72.9%
Meriwether 64.0%
Miller 64.3%
Mitchell 58.5%
Monroe 72.1%
Montgomery 53.0%
Morgan 72.9%
Murray 98.8%
Muscogee 99.6%
Newton 98.8%
Oconee 97.7%
Oglethorpe 82.5%
Paulding 99.9%
Peach 89.5%
Pickens 93.7%
Pierce 83.4%
Pike 71.6%
Polk 97.8%
Pulaski 72.0%
Putnam 95.1%
Quitman 65.9%
Rabun 91.7%
Randolph 82.5%
Richmond 95.2%
Rockdale 99.0%
Schley 77.9%
Screven 99.6%
Seminole 79.7%
Spalding 97.3%
Stephens 95.1%
Stewart 0.8%
Sumter 74.1%
Talbot 82.0%
Taliaferro 91.4%
Tattnall 78.1%
Taylor 83.4%
Telfair 82.2%
Terrell 78.2%
Thomas 88.8%
Tift 89.7%
Toombs 66.7%
Towns 98.5%
Treutlen 13.5%
Troup 97.0%
Turner 75.7%
Twiggs 44.1%
Union 96.4%
Upson 94.4%
Walker 97.0%
Walton 93.6%
Ware 86.0%
Warren 0.2%
Washington 70.1%
Wayne 82.6%
Webster 49.6%
Wheeler 59.0%
White 94.7%
Whitfield 100.0%
Wilcox 69.0%
Wilkes 100.0%
Wilkinson 72.5%
Worth 67.9%

Internet Speed in Top Georgia Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Atlanta 74.0 MBPS 40 Providers
2. Marietta 119.0 MBPS 26 Providers
3. Savannah 95.9 MBPS 23 Providers
4. Lawrenceville 113.4 MBPS 19 Providers
5. Augusta 70.5 MBPS 22 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Georgia

Provider Avg. download speed
Mediacom Cable 147.9 MBPS
AT&T Internet 144.3 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 131.2 MBPS
Spectrum 120.0 MBPS
Windstream 35.1 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Georgia, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 2/2/2021.

The state of Georgia has the 12th best broadband access ranking in the country in comparison to the rest of the United States. At this time, 35.8% of Georgians have access to fiber-optic service, which is significantly higher than the national average of 25% of consumers with access to the same. Additionally, 40.8% of Georgia’s residents have access to gigabit broadband internet services. According to user speed test data, Georgia’s average download speed is about 150.6 Mbps, which is higher than most states.

The Digital Divide in Georgia

When it comes to broadband, the term ‘digital divide’ is used to describe the gap between those who have access to affordable, high-speed wired internet services and those who do not. In Georgia, while the majority of the state is relatively well-connected, a number of counties still experience low broadband coverage, and not all residents have equal access to a low-priced plan.

For example, while 94.1% of Georgians have access to a wired connection capable of 25 Mbps download speeds or faster, there are 484,000 people in Georgia without access to the same caliber of connection. Additionally, despite there being 232 operational internet providers in Georgia, 286,000 people do not have access to a single internet provider, and another 927,000 people only have access to one provider at their place of residence.

As for pricing, affordability data reveals that 57.4% of Georgia’s population has access to what is considered a low-priced internet plan, costing $60 or less per month. In comparison, only 51.5% of Americans have access to the same on a nationwide scale.

Best-Connected Cities

In terms of broadband affordability, coverage, and speeds, a handful of cities in Georgia outrank the rest. The most well-connected cities in Georgia are Cumming, Alpharetta, Lawrenceville, Decatur, and Marietta, with the first in the list ranking highest in the state.

Worst-Connected Cities

On the other hand, the top five worst-connected cities in Georgia are Nunez, Louvale, Siloam, Bluffton, and Rockledge, with the latter ranking lowest in the state. No residents in any of these cities have access to a low-priced wired internet plan.

Learn how Georgia stacks up against other states throughout the nation here.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, federal grants amounting to $5,229,940 has gone toward the Georgia Technology Authority to fund the mapping and development of broadband within Georgia. Nearly another $70 million in federal funding has gone toward fueling broadband infrastructure within the state.

In 2018, state legislation launched the Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative, which “calls for the promotion and deployment of broadband services throughout the state to unserved areas with a minimum of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds.”

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

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

Georgia Cities

Average speed over time
Acworth 98.9%
17 providers
Adairsville 98.3%
11 providers
Adel 91.1%
9 providers
Albany 98.2%
17 providers
Alma 84.8%
9 providers
Alpharetta 99.5%
24 providers
Alto 89.6%
10 providers
Americus 86.2%
16 providers
Athens 100.0%
20 providers
Atlanta 98.8%
40 providers
Auburn 99.8%
11 providers
Augusta 95.7%
22 providers
Austell 97.3%
17 providers
Bainbridge 86.9%
11 providers
Ball Ground 94.7%
12 providers
Barnesville 75.4%
12 providers
Baxley 63.8%
7 providers
Bethlehem 100.0%
9 providers
Blackshear 87.3%
9 providers
Blairsville 96.5%
9 providers
Blakely 63.4%
7 providers
Blue Ridge 96.0%
10 providers
Bogart 100.0%
16 providers
Bonaire 98.9%
12 providers
Braselton 99.9%
11 providers
Bremen 90.5%
10 providers
Brunswick 98.6%
14 providers
Buford 99.9%
20 providers
Byron 97.6%
13 providers
Cairo 93.7%
12 providers
Calhoun 98.3%
14 providers
Camilla 72.0%
12 providers
Canton 99.5%
15 providers
Carrollton 94.4%
16 providers
Cartersville 99.3%
14 providers
Cedartown 98.2%
11 providers
Chatsworth 99.1%
15 providers
Chickamauga 98.2%
13 providers
Clarkesville 95.3%
8 providers
Clarkston 99.7%
12 providers
Claxton 81.8%
13 providers
Cleveland 95.1%
9 providers
Cochran 54.1%
10 providers
Columbus 99.8%
20 providers
Commerce 89.8%
9 providers
Conley 99.9%
12 providers
Conyers 99.0%
14 providers
Cordele 85.6%
12 providers
Cornelia 97.0%
9 providers
Covington 98.8%
13 providers
Cumming 99.9%
16 providers
Dacula 100.0%
12 providers
Dahlonega 89.4%
10 providers
Dallas 99.9%
16 providers
Dalton 100.0%
11 providers
Danielsville 91.0%
9 providers
Dawson 79.8%
7 providers
Dawsonville 93.6%
11 providers
Decatur 99.6%
17 providers
Douglas 94.9%
10 providers
Douglasville 98.9%
16 providers
Dublin 90.8%
12 providers
Duluth 99.8%
24 providers
East Dublin 62.6%
10 providers
Eastman 74.8%
9 providers
Eatonton 95.1%
12 providers
Elberton 88.8%
9 providers
Ellenwood 99.6%
13 providers
Ellijay 88.2%
10 providers
Evans 99.1%
12 providers
Fairburn 98.3%
11 providers
Fayetteville 99.6%
15 providers
Fitzgerald 91.6%
6 providers
Flowery Branch 100.0%
11 providers
Folkston 82.4%
9 providers
Forest Park 99.1%
14 providers
Forsyth 71.4%
10 providers
Fort Benning 99.1%
12 providers
Fort Stewart 96.3%
9 providers
Fort Valley 83.7%
14 providers
Franklin 72.0%
9 providers
Gainesville 99.8%
17 providers
Glennville 83.0%
7 providers
Gray 88.6%
10 providers
Grayson 100.0%
10 providers
Greensboro 72.3%
13 providers
Griffin 98.7%
14 providers
Grovetown 94.1%
15 providers
Guyton 99.7%
10 providers
Hahira 95.9%
10 providers
Hampton 99.8%
13 providers
Hartwell 98.6%
9 providers
Hawkinsville 76.4%
8 providers
Hazlehurst 65.7%
8 providers
Hephzibah 98.8%
16 providers
Hinesville 97.5%
14 providers
Hiram 99.6%
12 providers
Hogansville 90.1%
9 providers
Hoschton 98.4%
11 providers
Jackson 93.0%
13 providers
Jasper 96.5%
12 providers
Jefferson 95.0%
10 providers
Jesup 83.2%
12 providers
Jonesboro 99.7%
15 providers
Kathleen 96.9%
15 providers
Kennesaw 98.7%
21 providers
Kingsland 96.6%
7 providers
Kingston 93.4%
10 providers
La Fayette 95.2%
10 providers
Lagrange 98.8%
14 providers
Lake Park 76.9%
9 providers
Lawrenceville 99.2%
19 providers
Leesburg 93.2%
13 providers
Lilburn 99.8%
11 providers
Lithia Springs 99.6%
14 providers
Lithonia 99.8%
11 providers
Lizella 100.0%
13 providers
Locust Grove 99.3%
15 providers
Loganville 99.7%
12 providers
Ludowici 92.4%
9 providers
Lula 88.1%
10 providers
Lyons 40.6%
13 providers
Mableton 99.6%
15 providers
Macon 96.1%
25 providers
Madison 76.2%
11 providers
Marietta 98.0%
26 providers
Mcdonough 100.0%
15 providers
Metter 100.0%
12 providers
Midland 99.5%
14 providers
Midway 90.7%
10 providers
Milledgeville 95.1%
11 providers
Monroe 90.9%
12 providers
Monticello 83.4%
11 providers
Morrow 97.8%
14 providers
Moultrie 95.8%
11 providers
Nashville 86.4%
7 providers
Newnan 99.8%
19 providers
Norcross 98.9%
23 providers
Oxford 99.6%
10 providers
Palmetto 98.3%
12 providers
Peachtree City 99.6%
19 providers
Pelham 59.3%
11 providers
Perry 90.6%
11 providers
Pooler 99.7%
15 providers
Powder Springs 100.0%
12 providers
Quitman 86.7%
11 providers
Reidsville 73.6%
8 providers
Rex 100.0%
12 providers
Richmond Hill 96.8%
14 providers
Rincon 99.3%
11 providers
Ringgold 99.3%
16 providers
Riverdale 99.3%
12 providers
Rockmart 98.5%
11 providers
Rocky Face 99.3%
11 providers
Rome 97.7%
14 providers
Rossville 99.4%
13 providers
Roswell 100.0%
20 providers
Royston 48.7%
15 providers
Saint Marys 99.6%
10 providers
Saint Simons Island 98.7%
13 providers
Sandersville 82.0%
12 providers
Savannah 98.3%
23 providers
Senoia 94.1%
9 providers
Sharpsburg 99.9%
12 providers
Smyrna 99.9%
18 providers
Snellville 99.6%
14 providers
Social Circle 89.4%
10 providers
Sparta 62.1%
10 providers
Springfield 93.3%
10 providers
Statesboro 100.0%
14 providers
Statham 99.8%
9 providers
Stockbridge 99.8%
13 providers
Stone Mountain 99.6%
17 providers
Summerville 95.5%
10 providers
Suwanee 100.0%
18 providers
Swainsboro 94.9%
12 providers
Sylvania 99.6%
8 providers
Sylvester 82.6%
9 providers
Temple 99.1%
11 providers
Thomaston 97.5%
8 providers
Thomasville 94.7%
13 providers
Thomson 85.6%
11 providers
Tifton 93.4%
14 providers
Toccoa 94.6%
9 providers
Trenton 95.5%
11 providers
Tucker 99.8%
15 providers
Tunnel Hill 98.8%
10 providers
Tyrone 99.6%
13 providers
Union City 95.5%
13 providers
Valdosta 91.5%
17 providers
Vidalia 85.9%
13 providers
Villa Rica 99.3%
14 providers
Warner Robins 98.5%
15 providers
Watkinsville 95.7%
11 providers
Waycross 91.4%
12 providers
Waynesboro 83.5%
10 providers
Winder 99.7%
9 providers
Winston 100.0%
10 providers
Woodstock 99.9%
18 providers