Kentucky Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Kentucky Internet Facts in 2022

  • Kentucky currently ranks 30th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly one in ten Kentucky residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly nine in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that five in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,888 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

Kentucky, with 92.3% of people having access to 100Mbps broadband, ranked 23rd among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Elliott 100%
Fayette 100%
Jefferson 100%
Lawrence 100%
McCreary 100%
Magoffin 100%
Menifee 100%
Morgan 100%
Owsley 100%
Wolfe 100%
Lowest
Martin 0%
Hancock 7.74%
Lyon 33.00%
Washington 36.31%
Hickman 42.35%
Butler 42.65%
Nicholas 43.80%
Harlan 44.27%
Harrison 47.01%
Ohio 47.43%

Kentucky, with 54% of people having access to 1G broadband, ranked 40th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Kentucky

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 83%
  • Without: 17%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 83%
  • Cellular data only: 14%
  • Satellite: 7%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 5%
  • 18-64: 7%
  • 65+ adults: 8%

  • <$20,000: 38%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 16%
  • $75,000+: 6%

  • Black: 8%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 6%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Mixed race: 6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7%
  • White: 7%

  • Employed: 6%
  • Unemployed: 7%

  • Less than high school: 13%
  • Some college or associate degree: 8%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Kentucky Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Louisville 127.6 MBPS 30 Providers
Lexington 81.5 MBPS 26 Providers
Bowling Green 137.0 MBPS 20 Providers
Owensboro 183.5 MBPS 18 Providers
Paducah 165.6 MBPS 17 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Kentucky

Provider Avg. Download Speed
AT&T Internet 182.5 MBPS
Spectrum 155.6 MBPS
Windstream 32.9 MBPS
All Points Broadband 26.3 MBPS
Q Wireless 1.1 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adair 87.1%
Allen 99.5%
Anderson 84.9%
Ballard 80.1%
Barren 94.7%
Bath 93.5%
Bell 98.6%
Boone 99.4%
Bourbon 81.2%
Boyd 99.3%
Boyle 84.4%
Bracken 90.9%
Breathitt 90.6%
Breckinridge 85.6%
Bullitt 99.7%
Butler 43.9%
Caldwell 72.7%
Calloway 95.5%
Campbell 99.8%
Carlisle 98.0%
Carroll 83.4%
Carter 93.0%
Casey 96.1%
Christian 92.0%
Clark 92.9%
Clay 98.7%
Clinton 95.7%
Crittenden 67.2%
Cumberland 63.3%
Daviess 90.9%
Edmonson 96.3%
Elliott 100.0%
Estill 99.1%
Fayette 100.0%
Fleming 91.4%
Floyd 81.0%
Franklin 97.6%
Fulton 87.4%
Gallatin 89.7%
Garrard 97.4%
Grant 98.5%
Graves 96.3%
Grayson 96.0%
Green 94.5%
Greenup 98.0%
Hancock 18.3%
Hardin 99.3%
Harlan 90.8%
Harrison 70.9%
Hart 95.1%
Henderson 88.2%
Henry 67.2%
Hickman 46.4%
Hopkins 90.8%
Jackson 100.0%
Jefferson 100.0%
Jessamine 100.0%
Johnson 99.1%
Kenton 99.9%
Knott 99.8%
Knox 93.5%
Larue 93.2%
Laurel 99.3%
Lawrence 100.0%
Lee 55.0%
Leslie 90.5%
Letcher 96.6%
Lewis 90.3%
Lincoln 85.3%
Livingston 89.2%
Logan 78.8%
Lyon 33.0%
McCracken 98.2%
McCreary 100.0%
McLean 52.1%
Madison 99.6%
Magoffin 100.0%
Marion 96.3%
Marshall 97.7%
Martin 0.0%
Mason 93.8%
Meade 100.0%
Menifee 100.0%
Mercer 80.9%
Metcalfe 86.8%
Monroe 91.0%
Montgomery 93.0%
Morgan 100.0%
Muhlenberg 82.6%
Nelson 96.2%
Nicholas 44.3%
Ohio 47.5%
Oldham 99.7%
Owen 77.6%
Owsley 100.0%
Pendleton 96.7%
Perry 98.4%
Pike 71.4%
Powell 83.4%
Pulaski 99.1%
Robertson 70.9%
Rockcastle 98.3%
Rowan 99.5%
Russell 93.9%
Scott 91.3%
Shelby 90.8%
Simpson 71.1%
Spencer 85.0%
Taylor 97.6%
Todd 51.1%
Trigg 68.6%
Trimble 83.0%
Union 83.3%
Warren 97.8%
Washington 37.0%
Wayne 94.5%
Webster 67.6%
Whitley 96.8%
Wolfe 100.0%
Woodford 100.0%

Internet Providers By City in Kentucky

Albany 96.1% 11 providers
Alexandria 99.6% 11 providers
Alvaton 99.9% 10 providers
Ashland 99.9% 15 providers
Auburn 97.6% 12 providers
Barbourville 97.3% 13 providers
Bardstown 99.1% 14 providers
Beattyville 57.1% 12 providers
Beaver Dam 81.0% 16 providers
Bedford 84.4% 15 providers
Belfry 66.5% 11 providers
Bellevue 100.0% 13 providers
Benton 97.9% 16 providers
Berea 99.4% 12 providers
Bloomfield 75.4% 12 providers
Booneville 98.6% 9 providers
Bowling Green 97.9% 20 providers
Brandenburg 100.0% 13 providers
Brodhead 99.5% 12 providers
Brooksville 90.1% 11 providers
Brownsville 97.7% 10 providers
Burkesville 63.0% 12 providers
Burlington 99.9% 13 providers
Butler 95.9% 10 providers
Cadiz 73.3% 11 providers
Calhoun 44.9% 14 providers
California 97.6% 11 providers
Calvert City 97.4% 16 providers
Campbellsville 97.1% 12 providers
Campton 96.2% 11 providers
Caneyville 88.3% 13 providers
Carlisle 47.2% 14 providers
Carrollton 97.2% 15 providers
Catlettsburg 98.9% 16 providers
Cave City 97.9% 14 providers
Cecilia 97.0% 11 providers
Central City 80.2% 18 providers
Clarkson 92.7% 13 providers
Clay City 94.6% 16 providers
Columbia 88.4% 11 providers
Corbin 98.5% 16 providers
Corydon 86.7% 14 providers
Covington 100.0% 16 providers
Coxs Creek 91.9% 13 providers
Crab Orchard 84.6% 14 providers
Crestwood 99.9% 14 providers
Crittenden 99.3% 12 providers
Cumberland 99.6% 13 providers
Cynthiana 83.6% 12 providers
Danville 90.2% 16 providers
Dawson Springs 88.9% 11 providers
Dayton 100.0% 12 providers
Dry Ridge 99.7% 15 providers
East Bernstadt 98.8% 12 providers
Eddyville 33.9% 14 providers
Edmonton 85.0% 10 providers
Elizabethtown 99.8% 16 providers
Elkhorn City 19.7% 12 providers
Elkton 46.6% 12 providers
Eminence 89.2% 9 providers
Erlanger 100.0% 13 providers
Eubank 98.9% 8 providers
Fairdale 100.0% 13 providers
Falmouth 95.1% 14 providers
Fisherville 99.7% 14 providers
Flatwoods 100.0% 13 providers
Flemingsburg 92.7% 12 providers
Florence 98.9% 15 providers
Fort Campbell 96.6% 10 providers
Fort Knox 100.0% 12 providers
Fort Thomas 100.0% 15 providers
Frankfort 97.5% 18 providers
Franklin 72.6% 14 providers
Ft Mitchell 100.0% 14 providers
Fulton 82.8% 13 providers
Georgetown 98.6% 14 providers
Glasgow 95.7% 15 providers
Goshen 99.8% 14 providers
Gray 67.8% 13 providers
Grayson 93.6% 15 providers
Greensburg 95.7% 14 providers
Greenup 98.7% 12 providers
Greenville 86.8% 13 providers
Harlan 99.8% 11 providers
Harrodsburg 79.0% 13 providers
Hartford 46.6% 15 providers
Hawesville 0.0% 16 providers
Hazard 99.4% 15 providers
Hebron 100.0% 15 providers
Henderson 91.4% 16 providers
Hodgenville 92.9% 14 providers
Hopkinsville 97.3% 16 providers
Horse Cave 96.9% 12 providers
Hustonville 95.5% 9 providers
Hyden 96.4% 12 providers
Independence 100.0% 13 providers
Inez 0.0% 9 providers
Irvine 99.0% 15 providers
Irvington 100.0% 13 providers
Jackson 91.8% 9 providers
Jamestown 98.1% 10 providers
Jenkins 93.8% 13 providers
Kevil 85.6% 12 providers
La Grange 99.6% 16 providers
Lancaster 96.7% 14 providers
Latonia 100.0% 12 providers
Lawrenceburg 86.1% 14 providers
Lebanon 97.2% 13 providers
Lebanon Junction 97.4% 15 providers
Leitchfield 98.7% 14 providers
Lewisburg 58.8% 10 providers
Lewisport 40.8% 14 providers
Lexington 100.0% 26 providers
Liberty 98.5% 7 providers
London 99.5% 11 providers
Louisa 98.7% 15 providers
Louisville 100.0% 30 providers
Madisonville 97.2% 14 providers
Manchester 99.2% 13 providers
Marion 69.2% 14 providers
Mayfield 98.2% 15 providers
Maysville 96.4% 12 providers
Mc Kee 100.0% 9 providers
Middlesboro 99.6% 12 providers
Monticello 95.5% 12 providers
Morehead 99.5% 13 providers
Morganfield 82.9% 15 providers
Morgantown 44.6% 14 providers
Mount Sterling 93.3% 15 providers
Mount Vernon 99.6% 13 providers
Mount Washington 99.5% 13 providers
Munfordville 96.5% 10 providers
Murray 97.0% 16 providers
Nancy 87.9% 14 providers
New Haven 91.4% 13 providers
Newport 100.0% 17 providers
Nicholasville 100.0% 15 providers
Oak Grove 99.5% 16 providers
Olive Hill 93.1% 13 providers
Owensboro 98.6% 18 providers
Owenton 78.3% 11 providers
Owingsville 91.4% 16 providers
Paducah 98.4% 17 providers
Paintsville 99.2% 13 providers
Paris 81.6% 16 providers
Philpot 56.6% 15 providers
Pikeville 75.7% 18 providers
Pine Knot 100.0% 10 providers
Pineville 99.1% 11 providers
Prestonsburg 46.0% 12 providers
Princeton 71.2% 13 providers
Prospect 100.0% 14 providers
Providence 95.8% 14 providers
Radcliff 100.0% 15 providers
Richmond 99.4% 17 providers
Rineyville 99.4% 11 providers
Russell 100.0% 12 providers
Russell Springs 93.6% 13 providers
Russellville 83.3% 14 providers
Salyersville 100.0% 8 providers
Sandy Hook 100.0% 8 providers
Science Hill 99.4% 10 providers
Scottsville 100.0% 12 providers
Shelbyville 95.7% 14 providers
Shepherdsville 99.9% 15 providers
Simpsonville 93.6% 16 providers
Smiths Grove 97.1% 14 providers
Somerset 99.4% 12 providers
South Shore 94.0% 13 providers
Springfield 52.5% 16 providers
Stanford 86.0% 12 providers
Stanton 74.8% 14 providers
Stearns 100.0% 8 providers
Taylorsville 96.4% 15 providers
Tompkinsville 95.0% 8 providers
Union 99.8% 12 providers
Utica 45.1% 16 providers
Vanceburg 90.6% 12 providers
Verona 91.6% 12 providers
Versailles 100.0% 14 providers
Vine Grove 100.0% 13 providers
Virgie 94.6% 9 providers
Walton 98.5% 13 providers
Warsaw 96.1% 12 providers
Waynesburg 86.9% 12 providers
West Liberty 100.0% 10 providers
West Paducah 96.5% 13 providers
Whitesburg 98.3% 11 providers
Whitley City 100.0% 8 providers
Williamsburg 96.1% 17 providers
Williamstown 97.3% 14 providers
Wilmore 100.0% 14 providers
Winchester 93.4% 18 providers