Internet Providers in Ghent, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ghent, KY
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.74

Internet Access in Ghent, Kentucky

Information on BroadbandNow is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reports. We also use direct provider coverage reports to validate the information, down to the census block level. Plan and pricing data is aggregated by our data science team. BroadbandNow has analyzed and verified 216 broadband deals for Ghent since 2014. FCC Form 477 data is updated twice a year, but often gets posted here up to six months ahead of FCC publications for most large providers.

Looking at the less developed areas in Ghent, data shows that as many as 800 people have only one or fewer options for wired Internet service.

DSL Internet from phone companies has strong coverage compared to other Internet technologies around Ghent because it relies on phone lines to transmit digital data — the acronym means "Digital Subscriber Line."

AT&T Internet is one of the top three providers in Ghent as measured by coverage area, available for 65 percent of local addresses.

According to the most recent FCC data, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Ghent as measured by coverage. As the maps below illustrate, the more common ISPs often compete at addresses around Ghent.

Internet Statistics 2021

800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ghent, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cincinnati Bell 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 15.7%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 27.3%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB and Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 65.8%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ghent

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Ghent is the 162nd most connected city in Kentucky ahead of Warsaw and Vevay, but behind Sparta, Worthville, and Carrollton.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Carroll County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 16% of people living in Ghent have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 33% of Ghent residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Carroll County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting Around Ghent

Data collected by our research team shows that top ISPs in the area currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their home broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since customers view caps as a strategy to limit streaming services. Providers maintain that data caps are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which can use 1–7GB per hour.