Broadband Internet in Kentucky

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BROADBAND IN Kentucky

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Kentucky Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
84%
84% BROADBAND COVERAGE
23%
23% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

18.8

35th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

86.5%

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

24.4%

of Kentuckians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

9.5%

of Kentuckians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.6%

of Kentuckians have access to wireline service.

14.0%

of Kentuckians have access to fiber-optic service.

80.8%

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.

30.4%

of Kentuckians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Kentucky

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1.
Fort Thomas
52.2 MBPS
52.2">%
2.
Independence
51.9 MBPS
51.9">%
3.
Fort Knox
49.1 MBPS
49.1">%
4.
Radcliff
41.7 MBPS
41.7">%
5.
Greenup
40.9 MBPS
40.9">%

Largest Competing Providers In Kentucky

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 92.0% of Kentuckians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 177 broadband providers in Kentucky.
  • There are 602,000 people in Kentucky without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 834,000 people in Kentucky that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 197,000 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%17 providers
Bowling Green93.0%22 providers
Covington100.0%17 providers
Elizabethtown98.2%17 providers
Florence98.9%19 providers
Frankfort97.5%18 providers
Ft Mitchell99.9%17 providers
Georgetown90.5%17 providers
Glasgow73.1%17 providers
Henderson90.3%20 providers
Hopkinsville90.9%14 providers
Lexington98.5%24 providers
London97.1%16 providers
Louisville99.9%40 providers
Newport99.1%20 providers
Nicholasville97.4%15 providers
Owensboro97.5%16 providers
Paducah97.0%18 providers
Richmond94.0%22 providers
Shepherdsville99.6%16 providers
Somerset96.1%14 providers
Winchester80.3%18 providers
Last Updated on 10/10/2017.

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