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

30.5

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.Independence101.7 MBPS11 Providers
2.Brandenburg77.6 MBPS11 Providers
3.Greenup72.6 MBPS10 Providers
4.Cynthiana70.0 MBPS10 Providers
5.Prestonsburg68.6 MBPS13 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Kentucky

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum39.2 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast36.0 MBPS
AT&T Internet26.3 MBPS
Windstream8.0 MBPS
Q Wireless1.5 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 173 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
Albany79.4%7 providers
Alexandria98.1%9 providers
Alvaton64.8%13 providers
Ashland99.6%14 providers
Auburn73.8%11 providers
Barbourville72.6%11 providers
Bardstown52.7%14 providers
Beattyville12.1%11 providers
Beaver Dam77.3%12 providers
Bedford78.9%12 providers
Bellevue100.0%12 providers
Benton96.1%12 providers
Berea97.4%9 providers
Booneville97.5%6 providers
Bowling Green93.2%15 providers
Brandenburg99.2%11 providers
Brodhead81.0%9 providers
Brooksville65.5%9 providers
Brownsville87.4%8 providers
Burkesville50.9%10 providers
Burlington99.9%12 providers
Butler57.0%7 providers
Cadiz72.2%8 providers
Calhoun37.7%12 providers
California86.5%9 providers
Calvert City95.6%15 providers
Campbellsville90.5%8 providers
Campton92.1%7 providers
Caneyville70.0%9 providers
Carlisle45.2%10 providers
Carrollton88.9%12 providers
Catlettsburg90.7%13 providers
Cave City90.6%9 providers
Cecilia100.0%9 providers
Central City75.8%14 providers
Clarkson81.0%9 providers
Clay City12.5%11 providers
Columbia78.2%8 providers
Corbin89.9%17 providers
Covington100.0%12 providers
Coxs Creek18.9%10 providers
Crab Orchard31.8%11 providers
Crestwood97.8%11 providers
Crittenden95.3%9 providers
Crofton54.4%11 providers
Cumberland98.9%11 providers
Cynthiana53.1%10 providers
Danville85.5%14 providers
Dawson Springs59.5%7 providers
Dayton100.0%10 providers
Dry Ridge85.3%11 providers
East Bernstadt96.8%10 providers
Eddyville23.6%11 providers
Edmonton70.2%8 providers
Elizabethtown99.6%12 providers
Elkhorn City0.0%10 providers
Elkton44.9%11 providers
Eminence89.2%9 providers
Erlanger100.0%11 providers
Eubank89.7%9 providers
Evarts73.4%7 providers
Fairdale100.0%11 providers
Falmouth77.2%8 providers
Fisherville92.2%12 providers
Flatwoods100.0%10 providers
Flemingsburg68.1%8 providers
Florence98.9%14 providers
Fort Campbell91.4%10 providers
Fort Knox100.0%10 providers
Fort Thomas100.0%14 providers
Frankfort97.5%15 providers
Franklin72.7%12 providers
Ft Mitchell99.9%13 providers
Fulton65.9%9 providers
Georgetown90.4%14 providers
Glasgow78.1%12 providers
Goshen97.3%11 providers
Gray49.2%13 providers
Grayson61.3%11 providers
Greensburg90.4%9 providers
Greenup88.1%10 providers
Greenville85.8%12 providers
Hardinsburg70.1%13 providers
Harlan93.5%9 providers
Harrodsburg77.2%12 providers
Hartford44.1%11 providers
Hawesville0.0%15 providers
Hazard75.9%11 providers
Hebron99.8%11 providers
Henderson90.3%15 providers
Hodgenville85.0%11 providers
Hopkinsville91.2%12 providers
Horse Cave88.1%8 providers
Hustonville82.9%10 providers
Independence100.0%11 providers
Inez0.0%9 providers
Irvine96.8%10 providers
Jackson9.4%12 providers
Jamestown65.8%7 providers
Jeffersonville92.0%10 providers
Jenkins46.1%10 providers
Kevil96.7%8 providers
La Grange92.1%12 providers
Lancaster78.4%10 providers
Latonia99.3%10 providers
Lawrenceburg81.3%12 providers
Lebanon89.8%10 providers
Lebanon Junction94.7%14 providers
Leitchfield92.6%11 providers
Lewisburg47.9%11 providers
Lewisport40.7%12 providers
Lexington98.5%17 providers
Liberty88.0%7 providers
London97.4%13 providers
Louisa98.7%14 providers
Louisville99.9%24 providers
Madisonville91.6%10 providers
Manchester84.4%11 providers
Marion61.1%11 providers
Mayfield94.6%12 providers
Maysville29.4%9 providers
Mc Kee100.0%8 providers
Middlesboro91.0%11 providers
Monticello71.4%9 providers
Morehead98.4%9 providers
Morganfield77.8%12 providers
Morgantown37.3%9 providers
Mount Sterling90.6%12 providers
Mount Vernon92.0%9 providers
Mount Washington99.5%10 providers
Munfordville88.3%8 providers
Murray96.6%10 providers
Nancy78.9%10 providers
New Haven90.5%11 providers
Newport99.5%15 providers
Nicholasville98.2%13 providers
Oak Grove95.3%15 providers
Olive Hill82.3%9 providers
Owensboro97.5%13 providers
Owenton70.5%9 providers
Owingsville77.6%11 providers
Paducah98.1%16 providers
Paintsville71.1%11 providers
Paris77.2%15 providers
Philpot49.7%13 providers
Pikeville7.1%16 providers
Pine Knot100.0%7 providers
Pineville73.3%9 providers
Prestonsburg44.6%13 providers
Princeton66.0%9 providers
Prospect99.6%11 providers
Providence81.1%10 providers
Radcliff100.0%14 providers
Richmond94.0%18 providers
Rineyville100.0%10 providers
Russell99.2%12 providers
Russell Springs90.9%9 providers
Russellville92.6%13 providers
Salyersville83.8%6 providers
Sandy Hook100.0%6 providers
Science Hill97.0%8 providers
Scottsville91.7%10 providers
Shelbyville91.2%13 providers
Shepherdsville99.6%12 providers
Simpsonville82.5%12 providers
Smiths Grove79.2%11 providers
Somerset97.3%10 providers
South Shore87.9%11 providers
Springfield39.0%13 providers
Stanford68.5%12 providers
Stanton0.8%10 providers
Stearns100.0%7 providers
Sturgis82.0%8 providers
Taylorsville86.6%13 providers
Tompkinsville87.1%8 providers
Union99.8%9 providers
Utica42.1%14 providers
Vanceburg65.8%8 providers
Versailles96.5%12 providers
Vine Grove93.9%11 providers
Walton98.5%11 providers
Waynesburg78.3%10 providers
West Liberty100.0%8 providers
West Paducah97.1%11 providers
Whitesburg1.3%10 providers
Whitley City100.0%7 providers
Williamsburg93.3%14 providers
Williamstown67.0%10 providers
Wilmore92.8%10 providers
Winchester80.3%13 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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