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Internet Providers in Lackey, Kentucky
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Internet Access in Lackey, Kentucky
Lackey Internet coverage information on this page is derived from governmental databases. Then, we ensure the data is compared and corrected against private lit address databases. To date, we've verified 51 rows of FCC and privatized data on Internet availability within Lackey. Our data analysis team has manually gathered provider pricing data and terms for 131 residential broadband plans in Lackey. We don't currently have enough speed test information to show how local speeds compare to marketed plan speeds for Lackey residents. The graphed data below will update when we have enough results to show averages long-term.
Fiber service and cable bundles have the highest availability of all Internet service options within the Lackey area. Technically speaking, Fiber services will usually install a fiber line the full distance to a customer's address. In some neighborhoods it can switch over to a coax cable before actually reaching the residence. Cable broadband is built on coaxial TV infrastructure for the "last mile" stretch near customers. Cable only uses fiber for data transit. 
22.68 percent of Lackey is stuck with only one or zero Internet choices as of 2021. Accounting for all addresses in city limits, the average customer has at least 2 providers to choose from. Addresses that have more choices usually see lower prices and improved speeds, since companies will upgrade service to win customers.
Inter Mountain Cable as well as Thacker-Grigsby Internet also offer coverage in Lackey, often competing for the same customers.
Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall. They have Internet coverage for close to one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet is available to practically one hundred percent of the population. The fastest download speed advertised for Viasat is 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised packages as high as 25 Mbps. As a rule of thumb, anything above 10 Mbps is sufficient to stream lower-quality videos on WiFi, but becomes an issue when multiple people try to access modern services like Google Hangouts and multiplayer gaming. See the availability maps on this page to see how Internet options compare on a granular level.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Lackey, Kentucky
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Thacker-Grigsby Internet||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||77.3%|
|Inter Mountain Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||77.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||22.7%|
|EarthLink||18 Mbps||DSL||7m 35s||22.7%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 in Lackey
Internet companies have begun to add data "plans" to consumer Internet packages lately. The trend holds true in the Lackey market, with providers like IMCTV featuring plans with data caps. It's not a major issue for most residents, but may be an issue for subscribers that share the plan or techies who upload a large amount of high-def content. For residents with data usage concerns, look for fiber plans at your address with the search tool at the top of this page. Fiber connections are sometimes a bit more expensive. However, they usually offer unlimited data and streaming without throttling since fiber-optic line doesn't have limited bandwidth like cable and DSL connections.