Internet Service Providers in Wickliffe, Kentucky

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Residential Internet Statistics for Wickliffe, KY
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 58.43 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 16.04%

Internet Access in Wickliffe, Kentucky

Wickliffe currently has two widely available Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. Their network offers speeds as high as 100 Mbps and availability for virtually one hundred percent of the city. As for HughesNet, they provide Satellite. They have availability in virtually one hundred percent of the area and advertise speeds up to 25 Mbps.

57.92 percent of Wickliffe residents are without a choice when it comes to broadband Internet service. This isn't a shock, since market competition between the incumbent Internet providers is low. Addresses in the local area have an average 1-2 choices for service.

In terms of network types, the two primary choices are likely to be cable or fiber for most addresses. Fiber cabling is frequently used for replacing DSL, since replacing DSL lines with fiber is commonly more cost-effective long-term than continuing to service and repair the older DSL infrastructure. fiber optics also allows dramatically faster speed (1,000 Mbps as opposed to the 5–15 Mbps or so DSL allows).

Since FCC data is only processed biannually and only released six months after, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this issue.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Ballard Telephone Cooperative also serves the area with a recorded top speed of 1,000 Mbps. See the interactive map below to see how many options are available at the census block level, and our speed data to see how Viasat compares with other local ISPs in speed tests.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Wickliffe with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Wickliffe is the 603rd most connected city in Kentucky ahead of La Center, but behind Charleston, Cairo, Bardwell, and Kevil.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Wickliffe: Blandville
  • The fastest zip code in Wickliffe for February 2021 is 42087. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021



Wickliffe, KY

1,000 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 Wickliffe, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Ballard Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Zito Media 200 Mbps Cable 40s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Wickliffe, Kentucky

  • Ballard Telephone Cooperative - 83.2% Availability in Wickliffe - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Zito Media - 42.9% Availability in Wickliffe - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Wickliffe - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Wickliffe - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Wickliffe

Wickliffe Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Wickliffe is the 603rd most connected city in Kentucky ahead of La Center, but behind Charleston, Cairo, Bardwell, and Kevil.

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 Ballard 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: 83% of people living in Wickliffe 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 42% of Wickliffe 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.

As of this month, 42087 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Wickliffe.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Ballard 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 Among Wickliffe Internet Service Providers

Internet companies have moved to increase the use of "data caps" onto residential broadband plans as of late. This trend holds true for Wickliffe, with Internet choices like Zito Media adding plans with data caps. It's not a large issue for most customers, but it may be an issue for subscribers that download a large amount of HD or 4K video. If you are concerned about living under a limit for data use, look for fiber in your area with the search bar at the top of this page. Fiber is sometimes more expensive. However, they usually offer non-capped data since fiber-optic cable doesn't have cable or DSL's bandwidth ceiling.

Internet access in Wickliffe neighborhoods

Wickliffe Internet access data is available in these communities: Blandville.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Wickliffe

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Ballard Telephone Cooperative Fiber 83.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Zito Media Cable 42.9%+ 200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Ballard Telephone Cooperative Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 4.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Aero Communications Fiber 0.3%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Wickliffe to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wickliffe 58.4 Mbps 4 $1.13 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +290.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +48.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +41.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +53.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +56.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )