Internet Service in Georgia

Internet Access in Georgia

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Coverage by County

84.9%
57.4%

151.0

12th

Broadband Speeds

92.7%

of Georgians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

56.1%

of Georgians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

97.5%

of Georgians have access to wireline service

49.7%

of Georgians have access to fiber-optic service

86.3%

of Georgians have access to cable service

91.5%

of Georgians have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Georgia

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Appling 54.1%
Atkinson 67.7%
Bacon 83.3%
Baker 3.7%
Baldwin 96.2%
Banks 89.8%
Barrow 99.8%
Bartow 98.1%
Ben Hill 95.0%
Berrien 91.1%
Bibb 97.3%
Bleckley 53.1%
Brantley 100.0%
Brooks 89.8%
Bryan 98.8%
Bulloch 100.0%
Burke 73.8%
Butts 81.8%
Calhoun 33.5%
Camden 96.0%
Candler 100.0%
Carroll 92.3%
Catoosa 99.2%
Charlton 85.7%
Chatham 98.2%
Chattahoochee 72.2%
Chattooga 98.6%
Cherokee 98.7%
Clarke 99.9%
Clay 77.5%
Clayton 99.4%
Clinch 83.5%
Cobb 98.7%
Coffee 94.5%
Colquitt 93.5%
Columbia 93.5%
Cook 88.2%
Coweta 96.4%
Crawford 95.6%
Crisp 81.7%
Dade 93.0%
Dawson 95.7%
Decatur 70.1%
DeKalb 99.5%
Dodge 69.5%
Dooly 71.9%
Dougherty 97.9%
Douglas 98.9%
Early 64.0%
Echols 30.1%
Effingham 98.7%
Elbert 82.4%
Emanuel 94.9%
Evans 84.6%
Fannin 93.5%
Fayette 99.7%
Floyd 95.7%
Forsyth 99.8%
Franklin 85.9%
Fulton 98.8%
Gilmer 85.4%
Glascock 0.8%
Glynn 98.2%
Gordon 93.1%
Grady 89.1%
Greene 75.2%
Gwinnett 99.5%
Habersham 98.6%
Hall 98.8%
Hancock 6.0%
Haralson 54.2%
Harris 88.6%
Hart 94.1%
Heard 58.8%
Henry 99.9%
Houston 97.6%
Irwin 73.7%
Jackson 96.6%
Jasper 80.9%
Jeff Davis 64.4%
Jefferson 9.1%
Jenkins 84.7%
Johnson 28.7%
Jones 91.9%
Lamar 72.7%
Lanier 89.5%
Laurens 73.6%
Lee 91.4%
Liberty 95.8%
Lincoln 100.0%
Long 95.2%
Lowndes 91.1%
Lumpkin 97.6%
McDuffie 81.7%
McIntosh 98.0%
Macon 87.2%
Madison 95.1%
Marion 81.8%
Meriwether 55.6%
Miller 11.3%
Mitchell 66.2%
Monroe 56.9%
Montgomery 57.6%
Morgan 51.5%
Murray 99.1%
Muscogee 99.6%
Newton 99.5%
Oconee 97.1%
Oglethorpe 84.1%
Paulding 99.9%
Peach 91.3%
Pickens 94.8%
Pierce 81.5%
Pike 43.0%
Polk 97.8%
Pulaski 67.1%
Putnam 94.1%
Quitman 66.5%
Rabun 96.9%
Randolph 85.7%
Richmond 94.9%
Rockdale 99.3%
Schley 85.1%
Screven 99.9%
Seminole 89.1%
Spalding 97.2%
Stephens 96.8%
Stewart 1.3%
Sumter 74.2%
Talbot 86.5%
Taliaferro 91.4%
Tattnall 86.4%
Taylor 87.5%
Telfair 85.4%
Terrell 83.7%
Thomas 90.0%
Tift 88.6%
Toombs 79.7%
Towns 98.9%
Treutlen 14.1%
Troup 96.4%
Turner 80.1%
Twiggs 49.4%
Union 98.2%
Upson 95.1%
Walker 97.8%
Walton 96.1%
Ware 91.1%
Warren 3.5%
Washington 68.8%
Wayne 91.0%
Webster 51.5%
Wheeler 65.8%
White 97.9%
Whitfield 100.0%
Wilcox 74.0%
Wilkes 100.0%
Wilkinson 82.2%
Worth 67.9%

Internet Speed in Top Georgia Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Atlanta 126.1 MBPS 40 Providers
2. Marietta 166.6 MBPS 27 Providers
3. Savannah 117.0 MBPS 23 Providers
4. Lawrenceville 169.8 MBPS 20 Providers
5. Augusta 82.3 MBPS 21 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Georgia

Provider Avg. download speed
AT&T Internet 216.4 MBPS
Mediacom Cable 204.0 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 181.1 MBPS
Spectrum 154.5 MBPS
Windstream 57.2 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Georgia, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

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.

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 94.7%
10 providers
Adel 93.2%
8 providers
Albany 97.3%
18 providers
Alma 87.8%
7 providers
Alpharetta 99.5%
25 providers
Alto 90.9%
9 providers
Americus 86.2%
15 providers
Athens 100.0%
20 providers
Atlanta 98.8%
40 providers
Auburn 99.8%
11 providers
Augusta 95.5%
21 providers
Austell 97.3%
17 providers
Bainbridge 82.8%
12 providers
Ball Ground 93.3%
11 providers
Barnesville 75.5%
11 providers
Baxley 59.6%
6 providers
Bethlehem 100.0%
9 providers
Blackshear 85.0%
8 providers
Blairsville 98.2%
9 providers
Blakely 72.6%
7 providers
Blue Ridge 96.0%
10 providers
Bogart 100.0%
16 providers
Bonaire 99.6%
12 providers
Braselton 99.9%
10 providers
Bremen 90.8%
10 providers
Brunswick 98.1%
16 providers
Buford 99.9%
21 providers
Byron 99.1%
13 providers
Cairo 95.7%
11 providers
Calhoun 98.5%
14 providers
Camilla 73.1%
11 providers
Canton 99.5%
14 providers
Carrollton 94.3%
16 providers
Cartersville 99.4%
14 providers
Cedartown 98.2%
12 providers
Chatsworth 99.4%
14 providers
Chickamauga 98.6%
12 providers
Clarkesville 97.7%
9 providers
Clarkston 99.7%
12 providers
Claxton 83.0%
12 providers
Cleveland 98.0%
9 providers
Cochran 52.7%
9 providers
Columbus 99.8%
20 providers
Commerce 96.1%
9 providers
Conley 99.9%
12 providers
Conyers 99.3%
15 providers
Cordele 86.7%
11 providers
Cornelia 99.6%
9 providers
Covington 99.6%
12 providers
Cumming 99.9%
16 providers
Dacula 100.0%
12 providers
Dahlonega 97.3%
9 providers
Dallas 99.9%
15 providers
Dalton 100.0%
12 providers
Danielsville 96.2%
9 providers
Dawson 83.2%
8 providers
Dawsonville 96.3%
10 providers
Decatur 99.6%
20 providers
Douglas 96.3%
11 providers
Douglasville 99.0%
16 providers
Dublin 93.6%
11 providers
Duluth 99.8%
24 providers
East Dublin 42.8%
9 providers
Eastman 72.9%
8 providers
Eatonton 94.0%
12 providers
Elberton 88.7%
8 providers
Ellenwood 99.6%
13 providers
Ellijay 89.3%
10 providers
Evans 99.1%
13 providers
Fairburn 98.1%
11 providers
Fayetteville 99.9%
15 providers
Fitzgerald 94.0%
6 providers
Flowery Branch 100.0%
11 providers
Folkston 88.2%
9 providers
Forest Park 99.1%
14 providers
Forsyth 52.1%
9 providers
Fort Benning 99.1%
10 providers
Fort Stewart 95.5%
9 providers
Fort Valley 85.3%
14 providers
Franklin 61.6%
8 providers
Gainesville 99.8%
17 providers
Glennville 90.9%
7 providers
Gray 93.7%
9 providers
Grayson 100.0%
10 providers
Greensboro 74.9%
12 providers
Griffin 98.6%
14 providers
Grovetown 94.2%
15 providers
Guyton 100.0%
10 providers
Hahira 97.2%
9 providers
Hampton 99.8%
13 providers
Hartwell 98.7%
9 providers
Hawkinsville 71.7%
8 providers
Hazlehurst 67.4%
8 providers
Hephzibah 98.8%
15 providers
Hinesville 97.5%
14 providers
Hiram 99.6%
11 providers
Hogansville 91.1%
9 providers
Hoschton 99.7%
10 providers
Jackson 80.2%
11 providers
Jasper 98.3%
12 providers
Jefferson 97.5%
9 providers
Jesup 92.4%
13 providers
Jonesboro 99.7%
17 providers
Kathleen 99.2%
14 providers
Kennesaw 98.7%
20 providers
Kingsland 99.1%
9 providers
Kingston 93.7%
10 providers
La Fayette 97.0%
10 providers
Lagrange 98.1%
14 providers
Lake Park 79.6%
9 providers
Lawrenceville 99.2%
20 providers
Leesburg 93.2%
13 providers
Lilburn 99.8%
11 providers
Lithia Springs 99.6%
14 providers
Lithonia 99.8%
12 providers
Lizella 100.0%
12 providers
Locust Grove 99.3%
15 providers
Loganville 99.7%
12 providers
Ludowici 96.6%
9 providers
Lula 85.2%
9 providers
Lyons 70.9%
13 providers
Mableton 99.6%
15 providers
Macon 95.5%
25 providers
Madison 59.4%
9 providers
Marietta 97.9%
27 providers
Mcdonough 100.0%
16 providers
Metter 100.0%
11 providers
Midland 99.5%
14 providers
Midway 93.9%
10 providers
Milledgeville 96.1%
9 providers
Monroe 96.0%
11 providers
Monticello 84.0%
12 providers
Morrow 97.8%
14 providers
Moultrie 98.1%
11 providers
Nashville 90.0%
7 providers
Newnan 99.7%
19 providers
Norcross 98.9%
23 providers
Oxford 99.6%
10 providers
Palmetto 98.4%
12 providers
Peachtree City 99.6%
19 providers
Pelham 77.3%
10 providers
Perry 95.7%
11 providers
Pooler 99.7%
15 providers
Powder Springs 100.0%
12 providers
Quitman 89.3%
9 providers
Reidsville 84.0%
8 providers
Rex 100.0%
12 providers
Richmond Hill 98.2%
15 providers
Rincon 99.6%
11 providers
Ringgold 99.2%
15 providers
Riverdale 99.3%
12 providers
Rockmart 98.2%
11 providers
Rocky Face 99.5%
11 providers
Rome 97.8%
14 providers
Rossville 99.4%
13 providers
Roswell 100.0%
19 providers
Royston 88.6%
15 providers
Saint Marys 99.4%
10 providers
Saint Simons Island 98.6%
14 providers
Sandersville 79.5%
11 providers
Savannah 98.1%
23 providers
Senoia 92.7%
8 providers
Sharpsburg 99.9%
12 providers
Smyrna 99.9%
18 providers
Snellville 99.6%
14 providers
Social Circle 86.5%
9 providers
Sparta 8.2%
9 providers
Springfield 95.1%
10 providers
Statesboro 100.0%
14 providers
Statham 99.8%
9 providers
Stockbridge 99.8%
13 providers
Stone Mountain 99.6%
17 providers
Summerville 98.7%
9 providers
Suwanee 100.0%
18 providers
Swainsboro 94.6%
12 providers
Sylvania 99.9%
7 providers
Sylvester 82.6%
9 providers
Temple 99.1%
11 providers
Thomaston 98.1%
8 providers
Thomasville 94.9%
12 providers
Thomson 85.1%
10 providers
Tifton 92.2%
14 providers
Toccoa 96.6%
9 providers
Trenton 95.4%
10 providers
Tucker 99.8%
15 providers
Tunnel Hill 99.0%
10 providers
Tyrone 99.6%
13 providers
Union City 95.5%
13 providers
Valdosta 92.3%
17 providers
Vidalia 83.0%
13 providers
Villa Rica 99.2%
13 providers
Warner Robins 97.9%
15 providers
Watkinsville 94.6%
11 providers
Waycross 96.4%
12 providers
Waynesboro 83.4%
9 providers
Winder 99.6%
8 providers
Winston 100.0%
10 providers
Woodstock 99.9%
19 providers