Broadband Internet in Kentucky

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Kentucky

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Kentucky Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
85%
85% BROADBAND COVERAGE
22%
22% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

24.0

35th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

88.3%

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

29.5%

of Kentuckians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

12.9%

of Kentuckians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.8%

of Kentuckians have access to wireline service.

18.3%

of Kentuckians have access to fiber-optic service.

80.5%

of Kentuckians have access to cable service.

83.8%

of Kentuckians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Kentuckians have access to mobile broadband service.

30.9%

of Kentuckians have access to fixed wireless service.

Largest Competing Providers In Kentucky

Top 5 Fastest cities in Kentucky

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Fort Thomas52.2 MBPS14 Providers
2.Independence51.9 MBPS11 Providers
3.Fort Knox49.1 MBPS10 Providers
4.Radcliff41.7 MBPS14 Providers
5.Greenup40.9 MBPS10 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Kentucky

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum41.4 MBPS
QX.net11.4 MBPS
AT&T Internet8.5 MBPS
Windstream6.1 MBPS
Q Wireless0.7 MBPS

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 92.4% of Kentuckians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 171 internet providers in Kentucky.
  • There are 524,000 people in Kentucky without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 813,000 people in Kentucky that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 187,000 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

Average speed over time
Ashland99.6%14 providers
Bowling Green93.2%15 providers
Covington100.0%12 providers
Elizabethtown99.6%12 providers
Florence98.9%14 providers
Frankfort97.5%15 providers
Ft Mitchell99.9%13 providers
Georgetown90.4%14 providers
Glasgow78.1%12 providers
Henderson90.3%14 providers
Hopkinsville91.2%12 providers
Lexington98.5%17 providers
London97.4%12 providers
Louisville99.9%25 providers
Newport99.5%15 providers
Nicholasville98.2%12 providers
Owensboro97.5%13 providers
Paducah98.1%16 providers
Richmond94.0%17 providers
Shepherdsville99.6%12 providers
Somerset97.3%9 providers
Winchester80.3%13 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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