Internet Service Providers in Kentucky

Kentucky Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

81.8%
39.3%

115.7

40th

High-Speed Internet Access

92.3%

of Kentuckians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

54.0%

of Kentuckians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

97.7%

of Kentuckians have access to wireline service

49.4%

of Kentuckians have access to fiber-optic service

83.2%

of Kentuckians have access to cable service

89.5%

of Kentuckians have access to DSL service

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adair 83.0%
Allen 99.5%
Anderson 84.9%
Ballard 79.9%
Barren 93.4%
Bath 93.0%
Bell 98.6%
Boone 99.4%
Bourbon 81.2%
Boyd 99.5%
Boyle 84.4%
Bracken 90.5%
Breathitt 83.7%
Breckinridge 83.8%
Bullitt 99.7%
Butler 43.7%
Caldwell 71.6%
Calloway 95.5%
Campbell 99.7%
Carlisle 98.0%
Carroll 81.4%
Carter 95.5%
Casey 95.9%
Christian 91.6%
Clark 92.7%
Clay 98.6%
Clinton 95.5%
Crittenden 67.2%
Cumberland 61.4%
Daviess 90.9%
Edmonson 95.6%
Elliott 100.0%
Estill 98.8%
Fayette 100.0%
Fleming 89.3%
Floyd 96.1%
Franklin 97.6%
Fulton 87.4%
Gallatin 88.0%
Garrard 96.2%
Grant 97.9%
Graves 96.1%
Grayson 94.7%
Green 94.4%
Greenup 97.8%
Hancock 18.3%
Hardin 99.2%
Harlan 90.8%
Harrison 71.2%
Hart 93.7%
Henderson 87.8%
Henry 66.9%
Hickman 46.1%
Hopkins 90.3%
Jackson 100.0%
Jefferson 100.0%
Jessamine 99.8%
Johnson 99.3%
Kenton 99.6%
Knott 99.8%
Knox 92.4%
Larue 91.8%
Laurel 99.1%
Lawrence 100.0%
Lee 53.0%
Leslie 87.9%
Letcher 96.9%
Lewis 89.7%
Lincoln 85.3%
Livingston 89.1%
Logan 79.9%
Lyon 31.4%
McCracken 98.1%
McCreary 100.0%
McLean 52.0%
Madison 97.0%
Magoffin 100.0%
Marion 92.2%
Marshall 97.2%
Martin 86.9%
Mason 93.2%
Meade 100.0%
Menifee 100.0%
Mercer 80.8%
Metcalfe 86.2%
Monroe 90.5%
Montgomery 93.0%
Morgan 100.0%
Muhlenberg 82.6%
Nelson 96.2%
Nicholas 44.3%
Ohio 47.5%
Oldham 99.7%
Owen 74.6%
Owsley 100.0%
Pendleton 94.6%
Perry 98.0%
Pike 96.2%
Powell 71.9%
Pulaski 99.0%
Robertson 68.0%
Rockcastle 98.0%
Rowan 99.4%
Russell 87.6%
Scott 91.3%
Shelby 90.8%
Simpson 77.1%
Spencer 84.8%
Taylor 97.3%
Todd 50.7%
Trigg 68.6%
Trimble 83.1%
Union 83.2%
Warren 96.1%
Washington 36.8%
Wayne 93.3%
Webster 67.1%
Whitley 96.8%
Wolfe 100.0%
Woodford 100.0%

Internet Speed in Top Kentucky Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Louisville 119.0 MBPS 28 Providers
2. Lexington 68.0 MBPS 20 Providers
3. Bowling Green 115.8 MBPS 19 Providers
4. Owensboro 154.2 MBPS 16 Providers
5. Paducah 156.5 MBPS 17 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Kentucky

Provider Avg. download speed
AT&T Internet 162.2 MBPS
Spectrum 139.3 MBPS
Windstream 29.3 MBPS
All Points Broadband 25.3 MBPS
Q Wireless 1.5 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in Kentucky, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

Ranking relatively low on the list of states, Kentucky occupies the 40th slot in terms of state broadband access. This is partly due to the fact that a handful of counties have very limited high-speed coverage and the majority of Kentuckians do not have access to what is considered an affordable internet plan. Additionally, the average statewide download speed of 95.7 Mbps is low when compared to many other states. Still, 29.1% of Kentuckians have access to fiber-optic service, which is more than 25% of Americans with access to the same.

The Digital Divide in Kentucky

The technological gap between Kentuckians with access to high-speed, low-priced internet, and those who do not constitutes what is known as the digital divide. The following data helps to quantify that divide in Kentucky.

While the great majority (92.2%) of people living in Kentucky have access to a high-speed broadband connection with 25 Mbps or faster download speeds, 257,000 people in Kentucky remain without a wired connection that can provide the same speed. Further, 142,000 people do not have any wired internet providers offering services at their place of residence, and another 561,000 only have access to one provider, which gives them no options for switching to another provider if they are dissatisfied with their current one.

According to recent affordability data, 39.3% of Kentuckians have access to a low-priced internet plan costing $60 or less per month. This figure is significantly behind the national average of 51.5% of US residents with access to the same.

Best-Connected Cities

While Kentucky falls comparatively low on the nationwide broadband rankings, a number of cities within the state offer a good combination of broadband coverage, pricing, and speed. The best-connected cities in Kentucky are Louisville, Lexington, Latonia, Fort Thomas, and Ft Mitchell, with Louisville ranking as the city with the best internet in Kentucky.

Internet for Rural Areas in Kentucky

On the other side of the spectrum, the cities with the worst internet in Kentucky are Rosine, Slade, Rocky Hill, Alpha, and Tolu, with Rosine ranking lowest in the state.

Find out more about how Kentucky stacks up against other states throughout the country.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, Kentucky’s broadband data and development have been fueled by federal grants amounting to $5,302,717, which have gone toward the Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of Technology. Over half a million dollars in federal grant funding has gone toward expanding broadband infrastructure within the state.

More recently, the state-run KentuckyWired program has been launched with the goal of “constructing over 3,000 miles of high-speed, high-capacity fiber optic cable in every county in Kentucky.”

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Internet Providers By City in Kentucky

Average speed over time
Albany 96.0%
9 providers
Alexandria 99.1%
9 providers
Alvaton 80.7%
10 providers
Ashland 99.9%
14 providers
Auburn 97.6%
10 providers
Barbourville 96.9%
11 providers
Bardstown 99.1%
13 providers
Beattyville 55.0%
10 providers
Beaver Dam 81.0%
13 providers
Bedford 83.9%
13 providers
Belfry 98.4%
10 providers
Bellevue 100.0%
11 providers
Benton 97.3%
14 providers
Berea 99.3%
10 providers
Bloomfield 75.4%
10 providers
Booneville 98.6%
7 providers
Bowling Green 96.8%
19 providers
Brandenburg 100.0%
12 providers
Brodhead 99.5%
11 providers
Brooksville 89.8%
9 providers
Brownsville 97.7%
9 providers
Burkesville 61.1%
10 providers
Burlington 99.9%
11 providers
Butler 88.8%
8 providers
Cadiz 73.3%
9 providers
Calhoun 44.9%
12 providers
California 97.2%
9 providers
Calvert City 97.1%
14 providers
Campbellsville 96.9%
9 providers
Campton 96.2%
9 providers
Caneyville 87.0%
10 providers
Carlisle 47.2%
12 providers
Carrollton 97.2%
13 providers
Catlettsburg 98.7%
15 providers
Cave City 96.8%
11 providers
Cecilia 95.4%
9 providers
Central City 80.2%
17 providers
Clarkson 90.6%
10 providers
Clay City 86.9%
14 providers
Columbia 85.0%
9 providers
Corbin 98.4%
16 providers
Corydon 86.7%
13 providers
Covington 100.0%
14 providers
Coxs Creek 91.9%
11 providers
Crab Orchard 84.3%
12 providers
Crestwood 99.9%
13 providers
Crittenden 98.8%
10 providers
Cumberland 99.6%
12 providers
Cynthiana 83.6%
11 providers
Danville 90.2%
15 providers
Dawson Springs 88.9%
9 providers
Dayton 100.0%
10 providers
Dry Ridge 98.8%
13 providers
East Bernstadt 98.5%
11 providers
Eddyville 31.8%
11 providers
Edmonton 84.2%
9 providers
Elizabethtown 99.8%
14 providers
Elkhorn City 100.0%
10 providers
Elkton 46.7%
11 providers
Eminence 89.2%
9 providers
Erlanger 100.0%
11 providers
Eubank 98.9%
9 providers
Fairdale 100.0%
12 providers
Falmouth 95.1%
12 providers
Fisherville 99.7%
13 providers
Flatwoods 100.0%
11 providers
Flemingsburg 92.2%
10 providers
Florence 99.1%
14 providers
Fort Campbell 95.6%
9 providers
Fort Knox 100.0%
11 providers
Fort Thomas 100.0%
14 providers
Frankfort 97.5%
16 providers
Franklin 78.8%
14 providers
Ft Mitchell 100.0%
12 providers
Fulton 82.8%
12 providers
Georgetown 98.6%
13 providers
Glasgow 94.4%
12 providers
Goshen 99.8%
13 providers
Gray 60.0%
13 providers
Grayson 97.8%
13 providers
Greensburg 95.5%
11 providers
Greenup 98.4%
10 providers
Greenville 86.8%
13 providers
Harlan 99.8%
10 providers
Harrodsburg 79.0%
11 providers
Hartford 46.6%
14 providers
Hawesville 0.0%
14 providers
Hazard 99.4%
12 providers
Hebron 100.0%
13 providers
Henderson 90.9%
14 providers
Hodgenville 92.5%
11 providers
Hopkinsville 97.3%
14 providers
Horse Cave 96.9%
9 providers
Hustonville 95.3%
10 providers
Hyden 91.6%
10 providers
Independence 100.0%
11 providers
Inez 74.8%
8 providers
Irvine 98.7%
13 providers
Irvington 97.6%
10 providers
Jackson 83.1%
8 providers
Jamestown 76.3%
8 providers
Jenkins 93.9%
11 providers
Kevil 85.4%
9 providers
La Grange 99.6%
15 providers
Lancaster 95.4%
12 providers
Latonia 100.0%
10 providers
Lawrenceburg 86.1%
13 providers
Lebanon 96.9%
10 providers
Lebanon Junction 97.4%
14 providers
Leitchfield 97.0%
11 providers
Lewisburg 58.8%
10 providers
Lewisport 40.8%
13 providers
Lexington 100.0%
20 providers
Liberty 98.3%
8 providers
London 99.3%
11 providers
Louisa 100.0%
14 providers
Louisville 100.0%
28 providers
Madisonville 96.9%
11 providers
Manchester 99.1%
11 providers
Marion 69.2%
11 providers
Mayfield 98.2%
14 providers
Maysville 96.4%
11 providers
Mc Kee 100.0%
10 providers
Middlesboro 99.6%
12 providers
Monticello 94.2%
10 providers
Morehead 99.3%
11 providers
Morganfield 82.9%
14 providers
Morgantown 44.6%
11 providers
Mount Sterling 93.3%
14 providers
Mount Vernon 99.2%
11 providers
Mount Washington 99.5%
11 providers
Munfordville 95.8%
8 providers
Murray 97.0%
13 providers
Nancy 87.7%
11 providers
New Haven 91.4%
11 providers
Newport 100.0%
15 providers
Nicholasville 99.9%
13 providers
Oak Grove 99.5%
15 providers
Olive Hill 92.4%
11 providers
Owensboro 98.6%
16 providers
Owenton 76.7%
9 providers
Owingsville 90.5%
14 providers
Paducah 98.3%
17 providers
Paintsville 99.2%
13 providers
Paris 81.6%
14 providers
Philpot 56.6%
13 providers
Pikeville 95.9%
17 providers
Pine Knot 100.0%
9 providers
Pineville 99.1%
9 providers
Prestonsburg 98.2%
10 providers
Princeton 70.1%
11 providers
Prospect 100.0%
13 providers
Providence 95.7%
11 providers
Radcliff 100.0%
13 providers
Richmond 96.2%
15 providers
Rineyville 99.4%
10 providers
Russell 100.0%
11 providers
Russell Springs 93.4%
11 providers
Russellville 85.6%
13 providers
Salyersville 100.0%
7 providers
Sandy Hook 100.0%
8 providers
Science Hill 99.3%
9 providers
Scottsville 100.0%
10 providers
Shelbyville 95.7%
14 providers
Shepherdsville 99.9%
13 providers
Simpsonville 93.6%
15 providers
Smiths Grove 95.6%
11 providers
Somerset 99.4%
11 providers
South Shore 93.7%
11 providers
Springfield 52.5%
15 providers
Stanford 86.0%
12 providers
Stanton 59.8%
12 providers
Stearns 100.0%
7 providers
Sturgis 83.8%
11 providers
Taylorsville 96.2%
14 providers
Tompkinsville 94.5%
8 providers
Union 99.8%
10 providers
Utica 45.1%
14 providers
Vanceburg 90.2%
11 providers
Verona 91.4%
10 providers
Versailles 99.8%
12 providers
Vine Grove 100.0%
11 providers
Virgie 93.6%
9 providers
Walton 98.5%
11 providers
Warsaw 96.0%
10 providers
Waynesburg 86.9%
12 providers
West Liberty 100.0%
8 providers
West Paducah 96.5%
10 providers
Whitesburg 99.5%
10 providers
Whitley City 100.0%
7 providers
Williamsburg 96.1%
15 providers
Williamstown 97.2%
12 providers
Wilmore 99.9%
11 providers
Winchester 93.2%
17 providers

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