Kentucky Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Kentucky Internet Facts in 2022

  • Kentucky currently ranks 24th 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 seven 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 2,859 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
Hancock 7.83%
Lyon 31.39%
Washington 36.31%
Hickman 42.06%
Butler 42.65%
Harlan 43.80%
Nicholas 43.80%
Powell 44.58%
Harrison 47.28%
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 29 Providers
Lexington 81.5 MBPS 23 Providers
Bowling Green 137.0 MBPS 20 Providers
Owensboro 183.5 MBPS 17 Providers
Paducah 165.6 MBPS 18 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 83.0%
Allen 99.5%
Anderson 84.9%
Ballard 79.9%
Barren 93.4%
Bath 93.0%
Bell 98.6%
Boone 99.4%
Bourbon 81.2%
Boyd 99.5%
Boyle 84.4%
Bracken 90.5%
Breathitt 83.7%
Breckinridge 83.8%
Bullitt 99.7%
Butler 43.7%
Caldwell 71.6%
Calloway 95.5%
Campbell 99.7%
Carlisle 98.0%
Carroll 81.4%
Carter 95.5%
Casey 95.9%
Christian 91.6%
Clark 92.7%
Clay 98.6%
Clinton 95.5%
Crittenden 67.2%
Cumberland 61.4%
Daviess 90.9%
Edmonson 95.6%
Elliott 100.0%
Estill 98.8%
Fayette 100.0%
Fleming 89.3%
Floyd 96.1%
Franklin 97.6%
Fulton 87.4%
Gallatin 88.0%
Garrard 96.2%
Grant 97.9%
Graves 96.1%
Grayson 94.7%
Green 94.4%
Greenup 97.8%
Hancock 18.3%
Hardin 99.2%
Harlan 90.8%
Harrison 71.2%
Hart 93.7%
Henderson 87.8%
Henry 66.9%
Hickman 46.1%
Hopkins 90.3%
Jackson 100.0%
Jefferson 100.0%
Jessamine 99.8%
Johnson 99.3%
Kenton 99.6%
Knott 99.8%
Knox 92.4%
Larue 91.8%
Laurel 99.1%
Lawrence 100.0%
Lee 53.0%
Leslie 87.9%
Letcher 96.9%
Lewis 89.7%
Lincoln 85.3%
Livingston 89.1%
Logan 79.9%
Lyon 31.4%
McCracken 98.1%
McCreary 100.0%
McLean 52.0%
Madison 97.0%
Magoffin 100.0%
Marion 92.2%
Marshall 97.2%
Martin 86.9%
Mason 93.2%
Meade 100.0%
Menifee 100.0%
Mercer 80.8%
Metcalfe 86.2%
Monroe 90.5%
Montgomery 93.0%
Morgan 100.0%
Muhlenberg 82.6%
Nelson 96.2%
Nicholas 44.3%
Ohio 47.5%
Oldham 99.7%
Owen 74.6%
Owsley 100.0%
Pendleton 94.6%
Perry 98.0%
Pike 96.2%
Powell 71.9%
Pulaski 99.0%
Robertson 68.0%
Rockcastle 98.0%
Rowan 99.4%
Russell 87.6%
Scott 91.3%
Shelby 90.8%
Simpson 77.1%
Spencer 84.8%
Taylor 97.3%
Todd 50.7%
Trigg 68.6%
Trimble 83.1%
Union 83.2%
Warren 96.1%
Washington 36.8%
Wayne 93.3%
Webster 67.1%
Whitley 96.8%
Wolfe 100.0%
Woodford 100.0%

Internet Providers By City in Kentucky

Albany 96.0% 11 providers
Alexandria 99.1% 11 providers
Alvaton 80.7% 10 providers
Ashland 99.9% 16 providers
Auburn 97.6% 12 providers
Barbourville 96.9% 13 providers
Bardstown 99.1% 14 providers
Beattyville 55.0% 12 providers
Beaver Dam 81.0% 14 providers
Bedford 83.9% 15 providers
Belfry 98.4% 12 providers
Bellevue 100.0% 13 providers
Benton 97.3% 16 providers
Berea 99.3% 12 providers
Bloomfield 75.4% 12 providers
Booneville 98.6% 9 providers
Bowling Green 96.8% 20 providers
Brandenburg 100.0% 14 providers
Brodhead 99.5% 13 providers
Brooksville 89.8% 11 providers
Brownsville 97.7% 9 providers
Burkesville 61.1% 12 providers
Burlington 99.9% 13 providers
Butler 88.8% 10 providers
Cadiz 73.3% 11 providers
Calhoun 44.9% 14 providers
California 97.2% 11 providers
Calvert City 97.1% 16 providers
Campbellsville 96.9% 11 providers
Campton 96.2% 11 providers
Caneyville 87.0% 12 providers
Carlisle 47.2% 14 providers
Carrollton 97.2% 14 providers
Catlettsburg 98.7% 17 providers
Cave City 96.8% 13 providers
Cecilia 95.4% 9 providers
Central City 80.2% 18 providers
Clarkson 90.6% 12 providers
Clay City 86.9% 16 providers
Columbia 85.0% 11 providers
Corbin 98.4% 17 providers
Corydon 86.7% 13 providers
Covington 100.0% 16 providers
Coxs Creek 91.9% 13 providers
Crab Orchard 84.3% 14 providers
Crestwood 99.9% 14 providers
Crittenden 98.8% 12 providers
Cumberland 99.6% 14 providers
Cynthiana 83.6% 12 providers
Danville 90.2% 16 providers
Dawson Springs 88.9% 10 providers
Dayton 100.0% 12 providers
Dry Ridge 98.8% 15 providers
East Bernstadt 98.5% 13 providers
Eddyville 31.8% 13 providers
Edmonton 84.2% 9 providers
Elizabethtown 99.8% 16 providers
Elkhorn City 100.0% 12 providers
Elkton 46.7% 13 providers
Eminence 89.2% 9 providers
Erlanger 100.0% 13 providers
Eubank 98.9% 9 providers
Fairdale 100.0% 13 providers
Falmouth 95.1% 14 providers
Fisherville 99.7% 14 providers
Flatwoods 100.0% 13 providers
Flemingsburg 92.2% 12 providers
Florence 99.1% 16 providers
Fort Campbell 95.6% 9 providers
Fort Knox 100.0% 12 providers
Fort Thomas 100.0% 16 providers
Frankfort 97.5% 18 providers
Franklin 78.8% 15 providers
Ft Mitchell 100.0% 14 providers
Fulton 82.8% 13 providers
Georgetown 98.6% 14 providers
Glasgow 94.4% 14 providers
Goshen 99.8% 14 providers
Gray 60.0% 14 providers
Grayson 97.8% 15 providers
Greensburg 95.5% 13 providers
Greenup 98.4% 12 providers
Greenville 86.8% 14 providers
Harlan 99.8% 11 providers
Harrodsburg 79.0% 13 providers
Hartford 46.6% 15 providers
Hawesville 0.0% 14 providers
Hazard 99.4% 14 providers
Hebron 100.0% 15 providers
Henderson 90.9% 16 providers
Hodgenville 92.5% 13 providers
Hopkinsville 97.3% 15 providers
Horse Cave 96.9% 11 providers
Hustonville 95.3% 10 providers
Hyden 91.6% 12 providers
Independence 100.0% 13 providers
Inez 74.8% 10 providers
Irvine 98.7% 15 providers
Irvington 97.6% 12 providers
Jackson 83.1% 9 providers
Jamestown 76.3% 10 providers
Jenkins 93.9% 13 providers
Kevil 85.4% 11 providers
La Grange 99.6% 16 providers
Lancaster 95.4% 14 providers
Latonia 100.0% 12 providers
Lawrenceburg 86.1% 14 providers
Lebanon 96.9% 12 providers
Lebanon Junction 97.4% 15 providers
Leitchfield 97.0% 13 providers
Lewisburg 58.8% 10 providers
Lewisport 40.8% 15 providers
Lexington 100.0% 23 providers
Liberty 98.3% 8 providers
London 99.3% 11 providers
Louisa 100.0% 16 providers
Louisville 100.0% 29 providers
Madisonville 96.9% 12 providers
Manchester 99.1% 13 providers
Marion 69.2% 13 providers
Mayfield 98.2% 15 providers
Maysville 96.4% 12 providers
Mc Kee 100.0% 10 providers
Middlesboro 99.6% 13 providers
Monticello 94.2% 12 providers
Morehead 99.3% 13 providers
Morganfield 82.9% 15 providers
Morgantown 44.6% 13 providers
Mount Sterling 93.3% 16 providers
Mount Vernon 99.2% 13 providers
Mount Washington 99.5% 13 providers
Munfordville 95.8% 8 providers
Murray 97.0% 15 providers
Nancy 87.7% 13 providers
New Haven 91.4% 13 providers
Newport 100.0% 17 providers
Nicholasville 99.9% 15 providers
Oak Grove 99.5% 16 providers
Olive Hill 92.4% 13 providers
Owensboro 98.6% 17 providers
Owenton 76.7% 11 providers
Owingsville 90.5% 16 providers
Paducah 98.3% 18 providers
Paintsville 99.2% 14 providers
Paris 81.6% 16 providers
Philpot 56.6% 15 providers
Pikeville 95.9% 19 providers
Pine Knot 100.0% 11 providers
Pineville 99.1% 11 providers
Prestonsburg 98.2% 12 providers
Princeton 70.1% 12 providers
Prospect 100.0% 14 providers
Providence 95.7% 12 providers
Radcliff 100.0% 15 providers
Richmond 96.2% 16 providers
Rineyville 99.4% 10 providers
Russell 100.0% 13 providers
Russell Springs 93.4% 13 providers
Russellville 85.6% 15 providers
Salyersville 100.0% 9 providers
Sandy Hook 100.0% 8 providers
Science Hill 99.3% 11 providers
Scottsville 100.0% 12 providers
Shelbyville 95.7% 15 providers
Shepherdsville 99.9% 15 providers
Simpsonville 93.6% 16 providers
Smiths Grove 95.6% 13 providers
Somerset 99.4% 13 providers
South Shore 93.7% 13 providers
Springfield 52.5% 16 providers
Stanford 86.0% 12 providers
Stanton 59.8% 14 providers
Stearns 100.0% 7 providers
Taylorsville 96.2% 15 providers
Tompkinsville 94.5% 8 providers
Union 99.8% 12 providers
Utica 45.1% 16 providers
Vanceburg 90.2% 13 providers
Verona 91.4% 12 providers
Versailles 99.8% 14 providers
Vine Grove 100.0% 13 providers
Virgie 93.6% 11 providers
Walton 98.5% 13 providers
Warsaw 96.0% 12 providers
Waynesburg 86.9% 12 providers
West Liberty 100.0% 10 providers
West Paducah 96.5% 12 providers
Whitesburg 99.5% 12 providers
Whitley City 100.0% 7 providers
Williamsburg 96.1% 17 providers
Williamstown 97.2% 14 providers
Wilmore 99.9% 14 providers
Winchester 93.2% 18 providers