Internet Service in Mississippi

Internet Access in Mississippi

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Coverage by County

58.7%
56.8%

68.7

42nd

Broadband Speeds

79.9%

of Mississippians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

42.3%

of Mississippians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

92.3%

of Mississippians have access to wireline service

29.3%

of Mississippians have access to fiber-optic service

69.0%

of Mississippians have access to cable service

86.1%

of Mississippians have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Mississippi

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 95.5%
Alcorn 78.7%
Amite 1.9%
Attala 68.1%
Benton 57.7%
Bolivar 79.5%
Calhoun 73.3%
Carroll 27.5%
Chickasaw 54.6%
Choctaw 62.2%
Claiborne 66.4%
Clarke 59.9%
Clay 65.7%
Coahoma 81.3%
Copiah 83.4%
Covington 54.7%
DeSoto 98.3%
Forrest 89.7%
Franklin 9.2%
George 75.1%
Greene 26.3%
Grenada 83.4%
Hancock 91.9%
Harrison 98.1%
Hinds 94.6%
Holmes 65.5%
Humphreys 77.9%
Issaquena 14.4%
Itawamba 65.3%
Jackson 98.7%
Jasper 61.0%
Jefferson 71.6%
Jefferson Davis 70.6%
Jones 78.3%
Kemper 41.0%
Lafayette 89.0%
Lamar 88.8%
Lauderdale 86.7%
Lawrence 42.8%
Leake 75.5%
Lee 89.3%
Leflore 84.7%
Lincoln 86.7%
Lowndes 91.5%
Madison 97.1%
Marion 65.0%
Marshall 77.1%
Monroe 80.5%
Montgomery 80.9%
Neshoba 78.2%
Newton 72.6%
Noxubee 72.9%
Oktibbeha 91.8%
Panola 86.9%
Pearl River 96.5%
Perry 22.5%
Pike 77.3%
Pontotoc 58.0%
Prentiss 67.8%
Quitman 64.8%
Rankin 96.6%
Scott 73.3%
Sharkey 57.6%
Simpson 82.7%
Smith 66.6%
Stone 80.7%
Sunflower 72.3%
Tallahatchie 65.9%
Tate 89.5%
Tippah 90.3%
Tishomingo 62.8%
Tunica 80.3%
Union 69.0%
Walthall 28.8%
Warren 99.0%
Washington 91.6%
Wayne 77.4%
Webster 51.7%
Wilkinson 74.5%
Winston 83.3%
Yalobusha 82.5%
Yazoo 78.8%

Internet Speed in Top Mississippi Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Jackson 76.1 MBPS 16 Providers
2. Gulfport 88.4 MBPS 17 Providers
3. Hattiesburg 88.7 MBPS 14 Providers
4. Brandon 70.2 MBPS 14 Providers
5. Meridian 52.0 MBPS 13 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Mississippi

Provider Avg. download speed
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 91.4 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 87.1 MBPS
C Spire Fiber 52.0 MBPS
AT&T Internet 47.5 MBPS
Atlantic Broadband 44.6 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Mississippi, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 2/2/2021.

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 86.6%
13 providers
Ackerman 81.7%
8 providers
Amory 89.4%
10 providers
Ashland 44.4%
12 providers
Baldwyn 54.6%
15 providers
Bassfield 71.2%
8 providers
Batesville 94.4%
10 providers
Bay Saint Louis 89.6%
12 providers
Bay Springs 86.2%
8 providers
Belden 71.1%
8 providers
Belzoni 91.4%
9 providers
Bentonia 30.1%
7 providers
Biloxi 97.5%
15 providers
Blue Mountain 84.8%
10 providers
Blue Springs 24.8%
10 providers
Bogue Chitto 81.9%
10 providers
Bolton 92.7%
10 providers
Booneville 70.3%
12 providers
Brandon 99.3%
14 providers
Braxton 78.7%
11 providers
Brookhaven 94.6%
10 providers
Bruce 83.5%
10 providers
Byhalia 73.0%
10 providers
Byram 99.9%
12 providers
Caledonia 90.1%
10 providers
Calhoun City 78.0%
11 providers
Canton 95.7%
11 providers
Carriere 95.6%
12 providers
Carrollton 24.8%
9 providers
Carthage 86.6%
10 providers
Centreville 53.8%
9 providers
Charleston 64.0%
11 providers
Clarksdale 93.8%
10 providers
Cleveland 97.0%
10 providers
Clinton 99.0%
10 providers
Coffeeville 65.9%
11 providers
Coldwater 82.1%
9 providers
Collins 73.0%
8 providers
Collinsville 87.1%
8 providers
Columbia 86.7%
8 providers
Columbus 95.3%
17 providers
Como 49.8%
9 providers
Corinth 91.7%
12 providers
Courtland 92.9%
10 providers
Crystal Springs 90.4%
10 providers
De Kalb 80.0%
6 providers
Decatur 93.3%
10 providers
Diamondhead 100.0%
11 providers
Diberville 98.4%
13 providers
Drew 89.1%
10 providers
Durant 82.5%
9 providers
Ellisville 73.7%
9 providers
Eupora 53.9%
9 providers
Fayette 75.6%
9 providers
Flora 98.5%
11 providers
Florence 98.0%
11 providers
Flowood 99.2%
16 providers
Forest 90.0%
10 providers
Foxworth 26.8%
7 providers
Fulton 78.1%
8 providers
Gautier 98.9%
13 providers
Gloster 0.0%
10 providers
Golden 26.9%
9 providers
Greenville 94.3%
16 providers
Greenwood 87.6%
10 providers
Grenada 92.9%
8 providers
Gulfport 98.5%
17 providers
Guntown 52.0%
12 providers
Hamilton 69.6%
9 providers
Hattiesburg 93.4%
14 providers
Hazlehurst 85.9%
12 providers
Heidelberg 36.6%
12 providers
Hernando 98.5%
12 providers
Hollandale 86.7%
11 providers
Holly Springs 79.6%
14 providers
Horn Lake 100.0%
16 providers
Houlka 33.1%
10 providers
Houston 55.7%
11 providers
Indianola 90.7%
12 providers
Itta Bena 90.9%
11 providers
Iuka 64.5%
10 providers
Jackson 97.8%
16 providers
Jayess 50.3%
6 providers
Kiln 98.4%
12 providers
Kosciusko 85.1%
10 providers
Lake 70.9%
10 providers
Lauderdale 61.4%
9 providers
Laurel 88.9%
12 providers
Leakesville 12.6%
7 providers
Leland 89.6%
14 providers
Lena 15.0%
7 providers
Lexington 60.4%
8 providers
Liberty 0.0%
10 providers
Long Beach 99.9%
12 providers
Louin 73.4%
8 providers
Louisville 94.4%
12 providers
Lucedale 76.7%
12 providers
Lumberton 77.3%
9 providers
Maben 57.4%
10 providers
Macon 90.6%
8 providers
Madison 99.8%
12 providers
Magee 92.0%
10 providers
Magnolia 34.9%
9 providers
Mantachie 91.6%
8 providers
Marks 76.3%
10 providers
Mccomb 95.6%
11 providers
Meadville 2.2%
9 providers
Mendenhall 81.7%
11 providers
Meridian 88.4%
13 providers
Monticello 67.4%
8 providers
Mooreville 97.8%
8 providers
Morton 63.1%
10 providers
Moselle 19.4%
9 providers
Moss Point 99.7%
13 providers
Mount Olive 72.3%
10 providers
Myrtle 77.4%
10 providers
Natchez 96.5%
11 providers
Nesbit 95.5%
9 providers
Nettleton 59.6%
10 providers
New Albany 86.2%
10 providers
Newton 77.3%
14 providers
Ocean Springs 98.4%
12 providers
Okolona 61.6%
10 providers
Olive Branch 99.3%
14 providers
Oxford 94.9%
15 providers
Pascagoula 97.9%
15 providers
Pass Christian 99.2%
12 providers
Pearl 97.9%
15 providers
Pelahatchie 67.2%
11 providers
Perkinston 68.0%
11 providers
Petal 83.8%
14 providers
Philadelphia 90.6%
9 providers
Picayune 94.3%
14 providers
Pickens 63.0%
10 providers
Pontotoc 65.5%
12 providers
Poplarville 93.7%
11 providers
Port Gibson 90.4%
11 providers
Potts Camp 83.3%
10 providers
Prentiss 72.9%
8 providers
Quitman 55.6%
8 providers
Raleigh 76.3%
11 providers
Raymond 96.7%
11 providers
Richland 100.0%
15 providers
Richton 8.6%
10 providers
Ridgeland 97.4%
20 providers
Rienzi 22.1%
12 providers
Ripley 95.2%
9 providers
Robinsonville 79.8%
14 providers
Rolling Fork 51.6%
10 providers
Roxie 0.0%
8 providers
Ruleville 94.7%
12 providers
Sallis 79.7%
9 providers
Saltillo 89.7%
12 providers
Sardis 89.7%
11 providers
Saucier 96.5%
11 providers
Seminary 9.5%
10 providers
Senatobia 96.7%
8 providers
Shannon 74.4%
10 providers
Silver Creek 9.7%
9 providers
Smithville 98.2%
10 providers
Soso 88.2%
10 providers
Southaven 98.8%
15 providers
Starkville 93.7%
14 providers
State Line 62.5%
8 providers
Summit 80.9%
12 providers
Sumrall 73.4%
11 providers
Taylorsville 85.2%
8 providers
Terry 96.3%
10 providers
Toomsuba 67.7%
8 providers
Tunica 85.2%
13 providers
Tupelo 95.5%
14 providers
Tutwiler 91.0%
8 providers
Tylertown 28.4%
7 providers
Union 39.3%
9 providers
University 80.2%
9 providers
Utica 3.6%
10 providers
Vancleave 98.7%
13 providers
Vardaman 66.2%
11 providers
Vicksburg 99.1%
19 providers
Walls 95.0%
12 providers
Walnut 76.1%
10 providers
Walnut Grove 63.9%
7 providers
Water Valley 85.3%
13 providers
Waveland 99.8%
11 providers
Waynesboro 86.0%
7 providers
Wesson 86.4%
9 providers
West Point 81.1%
9 providers
Wiggins 92.5%
13 providers
Winona 83.5%
9 providers
Woodville 88.6%
9 providers
Yazoo City 95.9%
9 providers