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Internet Service in Mississippi

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Internet Access in Mississippi

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Coverage by County

Mississippi Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
58.7%
58.7% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
56.8%
56.8% POPULATION UNDERSERVED
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46.2

42nd

Broadband Speeds

83.9%

of Mississippians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

80.4%

of Mississippians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

52.8%

of Mississippians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

91.4%

of Mississippians have access to wireline service.

39.9%

of Mississippians have access to fiber-optic service.

69.6%

of Mississippians have access to cable service.

84.4%

of Mississippians have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Mississippi

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 94.9%
Alcorn 81.8%
Amite 23.4%
Attala 68.4%
Benton 58.6%
Bolivar 82.6%
Calhoun 82.0%
Carroll 31.4%
Chickasaw 56.1%
Choctaw 63.1%
Claiborne 72.0%
Clarke 67.5%
Clay 67.4%
Coahoma 80.8%
Copiah 84.7%
Covington 60.6%
DeSoto 97.9%
Forrest 90.7%
Franklin 27.4%
George 84.7%
Greene 26.9%
Grenada 86.4%
Hancock 93.6%
Harrison 97.9%
Hinds 95.1%
Holmes 64.8%
Humphreys 77.9%
Issaquena 15.9%
Itawamba 69.3%
Jackson 98.9%
Jasper 60.5%
Jefferson 79.6%
Jefferson Davis 60.6%
Jones 77.8%
Kemper 48.4%
Lafayette 89.4%
Lamar 89.3%
Lauderdale 90.5%
Lawrence 40.8%
Leake 77.8%
Lee 90.3%
Leflore 89.2%
Lincoln 85.9%
Lowndes 89.6%
Madison 95.5%
Marion 64.2%
Marshall 77.5%
Monroe 75.5%
Montgomery 77.2%
Neshoba 76.4%
Newton 46.5%
Noxubee 69.6%
Oktibbeha 88.1%
Panola 86.1%
Pearl River 95.6%
Perry 24.5%
Pike 76.1%
Pontotoc 57.2%
Prentiss 67.1%
Quitman 63.2%
Rankin 94.5%
Scott 68.8%
Sharkey 45.6%
Simpson 81.0%
Smith 40.1%
Stone 80.7%
Sunflower 73.2%
Tallahatchie 63.0%
Tate 85.6%
Tippah 88.8%
Tishomingo 59.9%
Tunica 78.2%
Union 68.2%
Walthall 21.9%
Warren 98.2%
Washington 94.1%
Wayne 75.5%
Webster 48.3%
Wilkinson 65.9%
Winston 82.9%
Yalobusha 81.4%
Yazoo 71.9%

Internet Speed in Top Mississippi Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Jackson 46.4 MBPS 17 Providers
2. Gulfport 67.8 MBPS 19 Providers
3. Hattiesburg 63.9 MBPS 15 Providers
4. Brandon 59.8 MBPS 15 Providers
5. Meridian 47.6 MBPS 15 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Mississippi

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 75.8 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 73.0 MBPS
Atlantic Broadband 38.0 MBPS
AT&T Internet 29.5 MBPS
C Spire Fiber 17.6 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Mississippi, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 2/6/2020.

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 here.

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 85.9% 14 providers
Ackerman 81.3% 7 providers
Amory 87.9% 11 providers
Baldwyn 54.9% 16 providers
Batesville 92.8% 12 providers
Bay Saint Louis 96.4% 14 providers
Bay Springs 59.2% 10 providers
Belden 73.5% 12 providers
Belzoni 91.4% 10 providers
Biloxi 97.0% 17 providers
Blue Springs 24.4% 12 providers
Bogue Chitto 79.7% 12 providers
Booneville 69.9% 14 providers
Brandon 98.7% 15 providers
Brookhaven 94.1% 11 providers
Bruce 95.8% 10 providers
Byhalia 71.8% 12 providers
Byram 96.9% 14 providers
Caledonia 89.5% 13 providers
Calhoun City 79.0% 12 providers
Canton 94.9% 13 providers
Carriere 95.2% 12 providers
Carthage 88.2% 11 providers
Charleston 63.5% 12 providers
Clarksdale 93.0% 12 providers
Cleveland 98.0% 11 providers
Clinton 99.1% 13 providers
Coldwater 77.6% 12 providers
Collins 74.0% 10 providers
Collinsville 88.3% 11 providers
Columbia 86.3% 9 providers
Columbus 93.5% 18 providers
Como 48.9% 12 providers
Corinth 92.2% 13 providers
Crystal Springs 93.2% 11 providers
De Kalb 80.0% 7 providers
Decatur 48.6% 11 providers
Diamondhead 98.2% 12 providers
Diberville 97.2% 16 providers
Edwards 39.8% 11 providers
Ellisville 70.4% 12 providers
Eupora 49.8% 12 providers
Fayette 86.5% 11 providers
Flora 91.6% 11 providers
Florence 96.9% 13 providers
Flowood 91.1% 18 providers
Forest 86.5% 12 providers
Foxworth 26.0% 9 providers
Fulton 80.8% 9 providers
Gautier 98.9% 16 providers
Greenville 97.1% 17 providers
Greenwood 94.6% 11 providers
Grenada 93.3% 11 providers
Gulfport 98.4% 19 providers
Guntown 60.8% 15 providers
Hattiesburg 94.0% 15 providers
Hazlehurst 87.2% 12 providers
Heidelberg 78.8% 14 providers
Hernando 97.0% 14 providers
Hollandale 86.7% 13 providers
Holly Springs 79.6% 16 providers
Horn Lake 100.0% 17 providers
Houston 65.5% 13 providers
Indianola 94.2% 13 providers
Itta Bena 80.3% 11 providers
Iuka 62.9% 12 providers
Jackson 97.7% 17 providers
Jayess 46.6% 7 providers
Kiln 98.4% 13 providers
Kosciusko 85.5% 11 providers
Laurel 89.5% 13 providers
Leakesville 15.3% 7 providers
Leland 89.2% 14 providers
Lena 20.9% 9 providers
Lexington 54.7% 10 providers
Liberty 22.0% 11 providers
Long Beach 99.9% 13 providers
Louisville 94.2% 13 providers
Lucedale 85.2% 15 providers
Lumberton 77.3% 10 providers
Macon 89.6% 10 providers
Madison 99.6% 14 providers
Magee 90.4% 11 providers
Magnolia 32.0% 13 providers
Mantachie 93.5% 9 providers
Mccomb 94.6% 11 providers
Mendenhall 80.4% 12 providers
Meridian 92.3% 15 providers
Monticello 67.4% 9 providers
Morton 50.7% 12 providers
Moss Point 99.6% 15 providers
Mount Olive 70.7% 12 providers
Myrtle 77.4% 12 providers
Natchez 96.0% 13 providers
Nesbit 95.5% 12 providers
Nettleton 58.8% 13 providers
New Albany 85.1% 13 providers
Newton 66.1% 17 providers
Ocean Springs 99.1% 15 providers
Okolona 65.1% 12 providers
Olive Branch 99.6% 17 providers
Oxford 94.8% 18 providers
Pascagoula 97.9% 15 providers
Pass Christian 99.1% 13 providers
Pearl 96.6% 17 providers
Pelahatchie 41.8% 14 providers
Perkinston 66.6% 13 providers
Petal 84.9% 16 providers
Philadelphia 88.8% 11 providers
Picayune 94.2% 15 providers
Pontotoc 63.4% 17 providers
Poplarville 90.8% 11 providers
Port Gibson 91.6% 12 providers
Prentiss 63.7% 9 providers
Purvis 81.1% 11 providers
Quitman 58.7% 12 providers
Raymond 96.7% 13 providers
Richland 99.3% 14 providers
Richton 6.2% 10 providers
Ridgeland 95.5% 20 providers
Rienzi 31.6% 14 providers
Ripley 95.1% 10 providers
Saltillo 91.2% 14 providers
Sardis 89.4% 13 providers
Saucier 96.8% 13 providers
Seminary 18.7% 12 providers
Senatobia 92.7% 12 providers
Shannon 74.8% 13 providers
Shubuta 79.0% 10 providers
Southaven 99.3% 18 providers
Starkville 92.1% 17 providers
Summit 80.5% 13 providers
Sumrall 75.8% 13 providers
Taylorsville 56.1% 9 providers
Terry 97.0% 12 providers
Tunica 84.1% 15 providers
Tupelo 95.6% 17 providers
Tutwiler 89.9% 9 providers
Tylertown 21.6% 10 providers
Union 32.1% 11 providers
University 80.2% 11 providers
Utica 1.7% 12 providers
Vancleave 98.6% 15 providers
Vicksburg 98.4% 19 providers
Walls 95.0% 12 providers
Walnut 83.4% 12 providers
Walnut Grove 63.9% 8 providers
Water Valley 86.1% 15 providers
Waveland 99.5% 12 providers
Waynesboro 85.8% 11 providers
Wesson 86.5% 11 providers
West Point 83.2% 12 providers
Wiggins 94.0% 14 providers
Winona 80.8% 11 providers
Woodville 87.6% 11 providers
Yazoo City 92.5% 10 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.