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.
89%
89% BROADBAND COVERAGE
20%
20% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

32.1

28th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

90.5%

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

84.7%

of Kentuckians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

22.8%

of Kentuckians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.5%

of Kentuckians have access to wireline service.

23.9%

of Kentuckians have access to fiber-optic service.

82.7%

of Kentuckians have access to cable service.

84.5%

of Kentuckians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Kentuckians have access to mobile broadband service.

34.1%

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.Scuddy78.2 MBPS6 Providers
2.Independence63.0 MBPS11 Providers
3.Cynthiana60.0 MBPS11 Providers
4.Brandenburg59.9 MBPS11 Providers
5.New Haven59.3 MBPS11 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Kentucky

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum41.6 MBPS
Mediacom Cable37.5 MBPS
AT&T Internet28.7 MBPS
Windstream8.3 MBPS
Q Wireless1.6 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 93.9% of Kentuckians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 173 internet providers in Kentucky.
  • There are 422,000 people in Kentucky without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 736,000 people in Kentucky that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 154,000 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
Albany91.9%7 providers
Alexandria98.1%9 providers
Alvaton74.9%12 providers
Ashland99.7%15 providers
Auburn73.8%11 providers
Barbourville76.3%11 providers
Bardstown75.3%13 providers
Beattyville20.8%10 providers
Beaver Dam78.1%12 providers
Bedford78.9%11 providers
Bellevue100.0%12 providers
Benton97.8%12 providers
Berea97.8%9 providers
Booneville97.5%7 providers
Bowling Green94.1%16 providers
Brandenburg99.2%11 providers
Brodhead90.5%10 providers
Brooksville70.8%9 providers
Brownsville94.2%8 providers
Burkesville67.3%9 providers
Burlington99.9%12 providers
Butler65.4%7 providers
Cadiz85.7%8 providers
Calhoun38.4%12 providers
California91.9%9 providers
Calvert City97.2%15 providers
Campbellsville90.6%8 providers
Campton92.1%7 providers
Caneyville73.9%9 providers
Carlisle46.6%10 providers
Carrollton88.9%12 providers
Catlettsburg91.3%13 providers
Cave City90.7%10 providers
Cecilia100.0%9 providers
Central City75.9%13 providers
Clarkson81.1%9 providers
Clay City26.0%10 providers
Columbia78.5%8 providers
Corbin92.1%17 providers
Covington100.0%14 providers
Coxs Creek48.1%10 providers
Crab Orchard79.1%12 providers
Crestwood99.5%12 providers
Crittenden95.6%10 providers
Crofton65.8%11 providers
Cumberland98.9%11 providers
Cynthiana54.5%11 providers
Danville86.4%14 providers
Dawson Springs72.4%7 providers
Dayton100.0%10 providers
Dry Ridge86.2%13 providers
East Bernstadt96.8%10 providers
Eddyville27.5%10 providers
Edmonton80.0%8 providers
Elizabethtown99.6%12 providers
Elkhorn City10.0%10 providers
Elkton65.4%12 providers
Eminence89.2%9 providers
Erlanger100.0%11 providers
Eubank91.0%10 providers
Evarts79.6%7 providers
Fairdale100.0%11 providers
Falmouth80.6%8 providers
Fisherville93.4%12 providers
Flatwoods100.0%10 providers
Flemingsburg73.0%8 providers
Florence98.9%14 providers
Fort Campbell93.4%11 providers
Fort Knox100.0%11 providers
Fort Thomas100.0%15 providers
Frankfort97.5%14 providers
Franklin73.1%12 providers
Ft Mitchell99.9%14 providers
Fulton66.2%9 providers
Georgetown91.4%14 providers
Glasgow83.2%11 providers
Goshen99.2%12 providers
Gray50.4%13 providers
Grayson69.6%12 providers
Greensburg89.8%10 providers
Greenup90.1%10 providers
Greenville85.8%12 providers
Hardinsburg74.5%13 providers
Harlan93.5%9 providers
Harrodsburg77.8%12 providers
Hartford44.6%11 providers
Hawesville0.0%15 providers
Hazard82.1%11 providers
Hebron99.8%12 providers
Henderson96.7%16 providers
Hodgenville86.6%11 providers
Hopkinsville94.9%12 providers
Horse Cave88.8%8 providers
Hustonville87.6%11 providers
Independence100.0%11 providers
Inez70.8%9 providers
Irvine96.8%10 providers
Jackson9.7%10 providers
Jamestown74.2%9 providers
Jeffersonville93.1%10 providers
Jenkins75.3%10 providers
Kevil96.7%8 providers
La Grange97.9%11 providers
Lancaster80.4%11 providers
Latonia100.0%10 providers
Lawrenceburg81.6%13 providers
Lebanon91.1%11 providers
Lebanon Junction95.2%14 providers
Leitchfield93.9%10 providers
Lewisburg47.9%11 providers
Lewisport42.0%13 providers
Lexington99.5%18 providers
Liberty91.7%8 providers
London98.6%13 providers
Louisa99.6%12 providers
Louisville100.0%25 providers
Madisonville95.1%10 providers
Manchester91.4%11 providers
Marion72.0%10 providers
Mayfield95.9%13 providers
Maysville30.3%9 providers
Mc Kee100.0%8 providers
Middlesboro97.7%10 providers
Monticello74.4%10 providers
Morehead98.5%9 providers
Morganfield78.3%11 providers
Morgantown58.1%9 providers
Mount Sterling90.9%12 providers
Mount Vernon95.5%10 providers
Mount Washington99.5%10 providers
Munfordville89.7%8 providers
Murray98.6%11 providers
Nancy79.4%10 providers
New Haven91.1%11 providers
Newport100.0%15 providers
Nicholasville98.3%14 providers
Oak Grove99.1%15 providers
Olive Hill84.8%9 providers
Owensboro97.9%13 providers
Owenton71.4%10 providers
Owingsville79.8%11 providers
Paducah98.1%16 providers
Paintsville99.9%11 providers
Paris77.6%15 providers
Philpot63.5%14 providers
Pikeville66.1%16 providers
Pine Knot100.0%8 providers
Pineville92.7%10 providers
Prestonsburg97.6%12 providers
Princeton73.5%9 providers
Prospect99.7%12 providers
Providence84.7%11 providers
Radcliff100.0%14 providers
Richmond94.6%17 providers
Rineyville100.0%10 providers
Russell99.7%12 providers
Russell Springs95.0%10 providers
Russellville92.6%13 providers
Salyersville94.4%5 providers
Sandy Hook100.0%6 providers
Science Hill97.2%8 providers
Scottsville91.7%10 providers
Shelbyville91.2%13 providers
Shepherdsville99.7%12 providers
Simpsonville82.5%12 providers
Smiths Grove82.9%11 providers
Somerset98.0%10 providers
South Shore88.0%10 providers
Springfield42.7%14 providers
Stanford77.6%13 providers
Stanton54.8%10 providers
Stearns100.0%7 providers
Sturgis82.0%8 providers
Taylorsville92.9%13 providers
Tompkinsville90.6%8 providers
Union99.8%9 providers
Utica42.3%14 providers
Vanceburg68.2%9 providers
Versailles97.0%13 providers
Vine Grove93.9%11 providers
Walton98.5%12 providers
Waynesburg83.1%11 providers
West Liberty100.0%9 providers
West Paducah97.1%11 providers
Whitesburg22.5%10 providers
Whitley City100.0%8 providers
Williamsburg95.2%14 providers
Williamstown79.9%11 providers
Wilmore94.4%11 providers
Winchester82.5%14 providers
Last Updated on 11/13/2018.

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