Internet Service in Mississippi

Internet Access in Mississippi

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Coverage by County

58.7%
56.8%

79.9

42nd

Broadband Speeds

79.8%

of Mississippians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

57.4%

of Mississippians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

92.6%

of Mississippians have access to wireline service

49.0%

of Mississippians have access to fiber-optic service

69.0%

of Mississippians have access to cable service

86.7%

of Mississippians have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Mississippi

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 89.2%
Alcorn 79.9%
Amite 23.2%
Attala 66.1%
Benton 43.6%
Bolivar 81.3%
Calhoun 75.6%
Carroll 43.4%
Chickasaw 78.9%
Choctaw 64.2%
Claiborne 72.0%
Clarke 62.1%
Clay 67.4%
Coahoma 76.6%
Copiah 78.4%
Covington 34.1%
DeSoto 98.4%
Forrest 90.8%
Franklin 46.0%
George 68.1%
Greene 26.0%
Grenada 84.6%
Hancock 94.0%
Harrison 97.8%
Hinds 95.2%
Holmes 72.5%
Humphreys 81.7%
Issaquena 18.5%
Itawamba 70.2%
Jackson 98.3%
Jasper 71.7%
Jefferson 73.3%
Jefferson Davis 79.2%
Jones 83.1%
Kemper 12.0%
Lafayette 90.3%
Lamar 76.0%
Lauderdale 86.4%
Lawrence 37.7%
Leake 66.9%
Lee 90.1%
Leflore 90.3%
Lincoln 74.5%
Lowndes 90.4%
Madison 95.7%
Marion 30.6%
Marshall 68.6%
Monroe 78.1%
Montgomery 80.9%
Neshoba 64.3%
Newton 71.1%
Noxubee 47.0%
Oktibbeha 81.7%
Panola 84.4%
Pearl River 93.3%
Perry 20.1%
Pike 75.4%
Pontotoc 57.8%
Prentiss 67.3%
Quitman 62.3%
Rankin 96.1%
Scott 58.1%
Sharkey 49.8%
Simpson 76.8%
Smith 46.9%
Stone 70.1%
Sunflower 71.4%
Tallahatchie 56.0%
Tate 77.1%
Tippah 83.5%
Tishomingo 59.4%
Tunica 74.1%
Union 69.3%
Walthall 24.2%
Warren 98.2%
Washington 92.8%
Wayne 67.5%
Webster 49.1%
Wilkinson 28.7%
Winston 67.0%
Yalobusha 78.8%
Yazoo 76.6%

Internet Speed in Top Mississippi Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Jackson 93.8 MBPS 16 Providers
2. Gulfport 103.8 MBPS 17 Providers
3. Hattiesburg 98.4 MBPS 15 Providers
4. Brandon 78.4 MBPS 14 Providers
5. Meridian 59.0 MBPS 11 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Mississippi

Provider Avg. download speed
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 101.7 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 94.3 MBPS
C Spire Fiber 61.0 MBPS
AT&T Internet 57.6 MBPS
Atlantic Broadband 44.4 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Mississippi, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

Currently ranked 42nd in the USA, Mississippi is among the top ten worst states in the nation when it comes to state broadband access. This is in part due to the relatively low statewide average download speed of 84.5 Mbps and the fact that over 16% percent of the population remains without access to a high-speed wired broadband connection of 25 Mbps or faster. That being said, 39.9% of Mississippians have access to fiber-optic service, which is significantly higher than the national average of 25% of consumers who have access to the same.

The Digital Divide in Mississippi

The digital divide – the gap between Mississippians who have access to affordable, high-speed internet services and those who do not – can be seen in the broadband coverage map, which reveals that some counties enjoy widespread coverage while others have less than 50% coverage. Digital inequality within the state can also be measured by the following data.

At this time, there are 368,000 people in Mississippi that do not have access to a wired internet connection capable of 25 Mbps download speeds. Additionally, while 112 internet providers operate within the state, 258,000 Mississippians don’t have any wired internet providers available where they live, and another 236,000 people only have access to one provider at their place of residence, which presents a hardship in the case they are dissatisfied with their current provider and would like to switch.

Still, affordability data shows that 56.8% of Mississippi’s population has access to a low-priced monthly internet plan (costing $60 or less). This is above the nationwide average of 51.5% of Americans who enjoy access to the same.

Best-Connected Cities

Mississippi may not be the best-connected state in the nation. However, there are some well-connected cities within the state including Jackson, Long Beach, Horn Lake, and Madison. The highest-ranking city in Mississipi with the best combination of internet coverage, speed, and affordability is Jackson. Nearly all residents in Jackson have access to wired broadband.

Worst-Connected Cities

Across the digital divide lay the Mississipi cities with the poorest internet accessibility in the state. Delta City, Tippo, Philipp, and Morgan City are the worst connected cities, with Delta City ranking lowest in Mississippi.

Read more on how Mississippi’s connectivity compares to other states nationwide.

Governmental Initiatives

To further broadband data collection and development within Mississipi, the federal government has awarded the state $7,011,691 in federal grants since 2010. An additional $102,364,489 in federal grant funding has gone toward the expansion of Mississipi’s broadband infrastructure.

The information above has been derived from a combination of public and private datasets. Find out 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.

Mississippi Cities

Average speed over time
Aberdeen 87.7%
13 providers
Ackerman 81.8%
8 providers
Amory 82.9%
10 providers
Ashland 44.4%
13 providers
Baldwyn 55.1%
15 providers
Bassfield 76.3%
8 providers
Batesville 93.7%
11 providers
Bay Saint Louis 99.2%
12 providers
Bay Springs 89.0%
8 providers
Belden 69.9%
8 providers
Belzoni 91.1%
9 providers
Biloxi 97.1%
15 providers
Blue Mountain 80.0%
10 providers
Blue Springs 25.8%
10 providers
Bogue Chitto 38.5%
10 providers
Bolton 94.5%
9 providers
Booneville 70.0%
12 providers
Brandon 99.2%
14 providers
Braxton 63.5%
10 providers
Brookhaven 94.8%
11 providers
Brooksville 35.4%
9 providers
Bruce 86.9%
9 providers
Byhalia 75.2%
10 providers
Byram 95.9%
12 providers
Caledonia 68.8%
10 providers
Calhoun City 80.6%
11 providers
Canton 95.5%
10 providers
Carriere 95.4%
11 providers
Carrollton 34.8%
9 providers
Carthage 89.8%
9 providers
Charleston 63.8%
11 providers
Clarksdale 91.5%
10 providers
Cleveland 97.2%
10 providers
Clinton 99.1%
11 providers
Coffeeville 65.9%
11 providers
Coldwater 60.8%
9 providers
Collins 46.9%
7 providers
Columbia 34.6%
8 providers
Columbus 95.6%
16 providers
Como 48.8%
9 providers
Corinth 92.2%
12 providers
Courtland 94.7%
10 providers
Crystal Springs 93.3%
10 providers
De Kalb 2.9%
8 providers
Decatur 93.3%
10 providers
Diamondhead 98.2%
11 providers
Diberville 98.2%
13 providers
Drew 89.1%
10 providers
Durant 91.8%
9 providers
Ellisville 76.5%
10 providers
Eupora 50.5%
9 providers
Flora 93.2%
10 providers
Florence 98.0%
10 providers
Flowood 91.1%
16 providers
Forest 64.3%
10 providers
Foxworth 26.0%
7 providers
Fulton 80.2%
8 providers
Gautier 99.0%
13 providers
Gloster 26.7%
10 providers
Golden 48.7%
9 providers
Greenville 96.6%
14 providers
Greenwood 95.3%
10 providers
Grenada 90.6%
8 providers
Gulfport 98.4%
17 providers
Guntown 60.8%
12 providers
Hamilton 63.9%
9 providers
Hattiesburg 95.2%
15 providers
Hazlehurst 87.8%
12 providers
Heidelberg 57.2%
13 providers
Hernando 97.7%
12 providers
Holly Springs 66.3%
14 providers
Horn Lake 100.0%
16 providers
Houlka 33.7%
10 providers
Houston 92.6%
11 providers
Indianola 90.0%
12 providers
Itta Bena 91.7%
11 providers
Iuka 63.4%
11 providers
Jackson 97.8%
16 providers
Jayess 17.8%
6 providers
Kiln 98.6%
11 providers
Kosciusko 88.1%
9 providers
Lake 28.2%
10 providers
Laurel 92.6%
13 providers
Leakesville 18.9%
7 providers
Leland 88.3%
13 providers
Lena 21.0%
8 providers
Lexington 59.3%
8 providers
Liberty 21.9%
10 providers
Long Beach 99.9%
12 providers
Louin 77.4%
8 providers
Louisville 74.9%
13 providers
Lucedale 66.1%
12 providers
Lumberton 17.5%
9 providers
Maben 55.0%
10 providers
Macon 50.1%
8 providers
Madison 99.6%
11 providers
Magee 91.7%
10 providers
Magnolia 34.8%
9 providers
Mantachie 94.3%
8 providers
Marks 73.2%
9 providers
Mccomb 96.6%
10 providers
Meadville 24.2%
8 providers
Mendenhall 83.1%
11 providers
Meridian 87.5%
11 providers
Monticello 52.8%
8 providers
Morton 67.4%
10 providers
Moselle 47.9%
10 providers
Moss Point 99.7%
13 providers
Mount Olive 26.5%
10 providers
Myrtle 79.3%
10 providers
Natchez 88.3%
11 providers
Nesbit 95.1%
9 providers
Nettleton 59.0%
10 providers
New Albany 86.0%
10 providers
Newton 92.4%
14 providers
Ocean Springs 98.7%
13 providers
Okolona 85.9%
10 providers
Olive Branch 99.6%
14 providers
Oxford 96.0%
15 providers
Pascagoula 97.9%
15 providers
Pass Christian 97.7%
12 providers
Pearl 97.5%
15 providers
Pelahatchie 68.6%
12 providers
Perkinston 42.9%
11 providers
Petal 84.2%
15 providers
Philadelphia 74.2%
9 providers
Picayune 96.9%
14 providers
Pickens 58.9%
10 providers
Pontotoc 65.3%
12 providers
Poplarville 92.3%
11 providers
Port Gibson 95.5%
11 providers
Potts Camp 46.8%
10 providers
Prentiss 83.0%
8 providers
Quitman 55.4%
8 providers
Raleigh 74.2%
11 providers
Raymond 96.1%
11 providers
Richland 99.6%
14 providers
Richton 8.8%
10 providers
Ridgeland 95.5%
20 providers
Rienzi 29.5%
12 providers
Ripley 87.8%
9 providers
Robinsonville 77.3%
15 providers
Rolling Fork 46.2%
9 providers
Roxie 58.5%
8 providers
Ruleville 93.5%
12 providers
Sallis 53.4%
9 providers
Saltillo 89.2%
11 providers
Sardis 91.1%
12 providers
Saucier 97.0%
11 providers
Seminary 26.5%
11 providers
Senatobia 90.0%
8 providers
Shannon 75.0%
10 providers
Shaw 68.2%
13 providers
Silver Creek 33.1%
8 providers
Smithville 98.8%
10 providers
Soso 89.9%
10 providers
Southaven 99.0%
15 providers
Starkville 87.1%
14 providers
Summit 71.2%
11 providers
Sumrall 22.6%
11 providers
Taylorsville 41.4%
9 providers
Terry 98.0%
10 providers
Toomsuba 68.3%
8 providers
Tunica 84.0%
13 providers
Tupelo 95.6%
14 providers
Tutwiler 90.5%
8 providers
Tylertown 28.2%
7 providers
Union 38.3%
9 providers
University 80.2%
9 providers
Utica 1.7%
10 providers
Vancleave 98.9%
14 providers
Vicksburg 98.4%
18 providers
Walls 95.0%
10 providers
Walnut 72.7%
10 providers
Walnut Grove 9.1%
8 providers
Water Valley 86.5%
13 providers
Waveland 99.8%
11 providers
Waynesboro 67.8%
9 providers
Wesson 45.4%
9 providers
West Point 83.3%
9 providers
Wiggins 93.1%
13 providers
Winona 93.7%
9 providers
Woodville 22.7%
9 providers
Yazoo City 94.0%
9 providers