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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.
81.8%
81.8% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
39.3%
39.3% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

45.7

40th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

92.2%

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

88.4%

of Kentuckians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

30.2%

of Kentuckians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.8%

of Kentuckians have access to wireline service.

29.1%

of Kentuckians have access to fiber-optic service.

84.1%

of Kentuckians have access to cable service.

85.7%

of Kentuckians have access to DSL service.

Largest Competing Providers In Kentucky

Coverage by County in Kentucky

County Name% Broadband Coverage
Adair77.7%
Allen99.0%
Anderson84.9%
Ballard100.0%
Barren83.1%
Bath82.1%
Bell98.6%
Boone99.4%
Bourbon86.6%
Boyd95.9%
Boyle84.9%
Bracken78.0%
Breathitt61.2%
Breckinridge85.3%
Bullitt99.4%
Butler53.8%
Caldwell77.0%
Calloway99.3%
Campbell99.3%
Carlisle94.4%
Carroll75.1%
Carter78.2%
Casey92.4%
Christian93.3%
Clark93.2%
Clay94.6%
Clinton93.9%
Crittenden67.8%
Cumberland70.3%
Daviess94.3%
Edmonson86.9%
Elliott15.2%
Estill97.0%
Fayette99.7%
Fleming82.2%
Floyd91.3%
Franklin98.1%
Fulton73.7%
Gallatin74.2%
Garrard88.6%
Grant94.2%
Graves95.2%
Grayson90.3%
Green84.5%
Greenup93.1%
Hancock21.2%
Hardin100.0%
Harlan89.9%
Harrison70.1%
Hart91.1%
Henderson95.5%
Henry68.4%
Hickman42.3%
Hopkins90.4%
Jackson100.0%
Jefferson100.0%
Jessamine98.1%
Johnson85.4%
Kenton99.5%
Knott97.8%
Knox84.0%
Larue87.5%
Laurel98.4%
Lawrence100.0%
Lee51.5%
Leslie56.1%
Letcher89.2%
Lewis75.9%
Lincoln79.0%
Livingston72.1%
Logan74.0%
Lyon28.5%
McCracken98.1%
McCreary100.0%
McLean57.4%
Madison96.4%
Magoffin100.0%
Marion85.7%
Marshall98.5%
Martin78.3%
Mason82.5%
Meade100.0%
Menifee66.4%
Mercer80.1%
Metcalfe79.3%
Monroe88.4%
Montgomery93.5%
Morgan77.1%
Muhlenberg80.5%
Nelson96.5%
Nicholas43.8%
Ohio57.2%
Oldham99.4%
Owen64.2%
Owsley100.0%
Pendleton72.6%
Perry96.4%
Pike69.8%
Powell42.3%
Pulaski97.3%
Robertson46.1%
Rockcastle94.3%
Rowan98.7%
Russell88.1%
Scott90.5%
Shelby91.3%
Simpson68.2%
Spencer87.9%
Taylor91.3%
Todd71.0%
Trigg81.5%
Trimble81.3%
Union82.1%
Warren96.1%
Washington36.5%
Wayne77.0%
Webster71.3%
Whitley96.7%
Wolfe84.8%
Woodford98.3%

Top 5 Fastest cities in Kentucky

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Smithfield151.9 MBPS11 Providers
2.Pathfork146.8 MBPS4 Providers
3.Petersburg137.0 MBPS10 Providers
4.Inez132.9 MBPS10 Providers
5.Flat Lick120.4 MBPS8 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Kentucky

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum57.5 MBPS
AT&T Internet56.5 MBPS
Mediacom Cable39.7 MBPS
Windstream13.5 MBPS
All Points Broadband11.1 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 96.3% of Kentuckians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 177 internet providers in Kentucky.
  • There are 257,000 people in Kentucky without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 561,000 people in Kentucky that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 142,000 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
Albany95.1%8 providers
Alexandria98.9%11 providers
Alvaton66.2%12 providers
Ashland99.7%14 providers
Auburn73.8%12 providers
Barbourville80.0%11 providers
Bardstown99.2%14 providers
Beattyville53.4%11 providers
Beaver Dam80.3%12 providers
Bedford78.9%12 providers
Bellevue100.0%11 providers
Benton98.9%14 providers
Berea98.4%9 providers
Booneville97.6%7 providers
Bowling Green96.9%17 providers
Brandenburg100.0%11 providers
Brodhead94.0%10 providers
Brooksville76.7%9 providers
Brownsville94.0%9 providers
Burkesville70.5%9 providers
Burlington99.9%12 providers
Butler65.4%7 providers
Cadiz86.3%9 providers
Calhoun59.9%13 providers
California91.9%9 providers
Calvert City98.1%17 providers
Campbellsville90.1%8 providers
Campton80.6%9 providers
Caneyville77.3%9 providers
Carlisle47.1%13 providers
Carrollton90.2%13 providers
Catlettsburg91.1%13 providers
Cave City90.7%10 providers
Cecilia100.0%9 providers
Central City75.4%15 providers
Clarkson83.7%9 providers
Clay City28.7%13 providers
Columbia80.1%8 providers
Corbin97.9%18 providers
Covington100.0%14 providers
Coxs Creek86.0%12 providers
Crab Orchard78.8%12 providers
Crestwood99.9%13 providers
Crittenden98.7%11 providers
Crofton72.8%11 providers
Cumberland97.7%11 providers
Cynthiana82.6%12 providers
Danville89.1%14 providers
Dawson Springs85.8%8 providers
Dayton100.0%10 providers
Dry Ridge92.8%14 providers
East Bernstadt97.4%10 providers
Eddyville27.0%11 providers
Edmonton82.6%8 providers
Elizabethtown100.0%12 providers
Elkhorn City16.5%11 providers
Elkton79.5%11 providers
Eminence89.2%11 providers
Erlanger100.0%11 providers
Eubank95.8%10 providers
Evarts92.9%7 providers
Fairdale100.0%12 providers
Falmouth84.2%10 providers
Fisherville99.2%13 providers
Flatwoods100.0%10 providers
Flemingsburg82.8%8 providers
Florence99.1%14 providers
Fort Campbell95.0%11 providers
Fort Knox100.0%11 providers
Fort Thomas100.0%15 providers
Frankfort98.0%16 providers
Franklin72.8%12 providers
Ft Mitchell100.0%12 providers
Fulton80.9%10 providers
Georgetown98.1%13 providers
Glasgow85.5%11 providers
Goshen99.2%12 providers
Gray54.4%14 providers
Grayson70.7%12 providers
Greensburg88.3%10 providers
Greenup93.3%9 providers
Greenville85.9%13 providers
Hardinsburg93.6%14 providers
Harlan99.9%10 providers
Harrodsburg78.2%13 providers
Hartford46.6%11 providers
Hawesville1.0%17 providers
Hazard97.4%11 providers
Hebron100.0%13 providers
Henderson97.6%16 providers
Hodgenville89.6%12 providers
Hopkinsville98.0%13 providers
Horse Cave96.5%8 providers
Hustonville88.5%11 providers
Independence100.0%11 providers
Inez70.9%10 providers
Irvine96.9%12 providers
Jackson55.5%10 providers
Jamestown74.8%11 providers
Jeffersonville94.1%12 providers
Jenkins87.3%12 providers
Kevil100.0%8 providers
La Grange99.6%13 providers
Lancaster89.0%11 providers
Latonia100.0%10 providers
Lawrenceburg85.7%13 providers
Lebanon93.7%11 providers
Lebanon Junction97.4%15 providers
Leitchfield96.2%11 providers
Lewisburg46.4%12 providers
Lewisport42.3%14 providers
Lexington99.6%17 providers
Liberty95.8%8 providers
London98.6%14 providers
Louisa99.6%13 providers
Louisville100.0%30 providers
Madisonville95.7%11 providers
Manchester94.9%10 providers
Marion70.6%10 providers
Mayfield96.1%14 providers
Maysville87.8%11 providers
Mc Kee100.0%8 providers
Middlesboro99.6%11 providers
Monticello77.5%10 providers
Morehead98.4%9 providers
Morganfield80.8%12 providers
Morgantown60.6%10 providers
Mount Sterling94.5%14 providers
Mount Vernon96.7%10 providers
Mount Washington99.5%11 providers
Munfordville93.6%8 providers
Murray99.8%12 providers
Nancy83.0%10 providers
New Haven95.4%12 providers
Newport100.0%14 providers
Nicholasville98.9%14 providers
Oak Grove99.0%15 providers
Olive Hill76.7%10 providers
Owensboro99.4%14 providers
Owenton71.4%10 providers
Owingsville80.2%12 providers
Paducah98.1%16 providers
Paintsville98.7%11 providers
Paris87.5%16 providers
Philpot68.4%14 providers
Pikeville69.5%18 providers
Pine Knot100.0%8 providers
Pineville99.1%9 providers
Prestonsburg99.2%13 providers
Princeton76.6%11 providers
Prospect100.0%12 providers
Providence95.6%10 providers
Radcliff100.0%14 providers
Richmond95.6%19 providers
Rineyville100.0%10 providers
Russell99.8%11 providers
Russell Springs94.7%9 providers
Russellville84.6%13 providers
Salyersville100.0%5 providers
Sandy Hook15.7%7 providers
Science Hill96.7%8 providers
Scottsville99.4%10 providers
Shelbyville95.6%14 providers
Shepherdsville99.6%13 providers
Simpsonville98.6%14 providers
Smiths Grove87.1%11 providers
Somerset98.6%10 providers
South Shore87.2%10 providers
Springfield51.8%15 providers
Stanford78.1%13 providers
Stanton55.1%12 providers
Stearns100.0%7 providers
Sturgis83.8%9 providers
Taylorsville97.3%13 providers
Tompkinsville91.7%8 providers
Union99.8%9 providers
Utica45.1%15 providers
Vanceburg73.8%9 providers
Versailles97.4%11 providers
Vine Grove99.2%11 providers
Walton98.5%12 providers
Waynesburg80.9%12 providers
West Liberty85.6%7 providers
West Paducah97.3%11 providers
Whitesburg99.3%11 providers
Whitley City100.0%8 providers
Williamsburg96.0%15 providers
Williamstown92.7%11 providers
Wilmore96.8%10 providers
Winchester93.3%15 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.