Internet Service Providers in Mississippi

Mississippi Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

58.7%
56.8%

89.0

42nd

High-Speed Internet Access

76.1%

of Mississippians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

60.9%

of Mississippians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

93.2%

of Mississippians have access to wireline service

20.0%

of Mississippians have access to fiber-optic service

69.4%

of Mississippians have access to cable service

88.2%

of Mississippians have access to DSL service

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 83.9%
Alcorn 77.7%
Amite 3.4%
Attala 65.4%
Benton 43.5%
Bolivar 77.0%
Calhoun 73.0%
Carroll 35.7%
Chickasaw 73.7%
Choctaw 62.4%
Claiborne 76.8%
Clarke 56.8%
Clay 66.9%
Coahoma 74.9%
Copiah 78.4%
Covington 0.6%
DeSoto 98.7%
Forrest 90.2%
Franklin 56.1%
George 68.5%
Greene 42.8%
Grenada 80.6%
Hancock 91.8%
Harrison 97.7%
Hinds 95.1%
Holmes 65.6%
Humphreys 77.7%
Issaquena 14.4%
Itawamba 66.7%
Jackson 98.3%
Jasper 63.8%
Jefferson 59.8%
Jefferson Davis 75.7%
Jones 78.9%
Kemper 4.5%
Lafayette 89.4%
Lamar 71.5%
Lauderdale 85.9%
Lawrence 14.4%
Leake 64.4%
Lee 88.8%
Leflore 92.3%
Lincoln 72.2%
Lowndes 92.1%
Madison 94.9%
Marion 0.3%
Marshall 69.4%
Monroe 76.4%
Montgomery 78.1%
Neshoba 60.8%
Newton 40.5%
Noxubee 1.3%
Oktibbeha 78.2%
Panola 85.7%
Pearl River 92.8%
Perry 28.7%
Pike 74.8%
Pontotoc 55.2%
Prentiss 66.7%
Quitman 62.7%
Rankin 94.1%
Scott 54.3%
Sharkey 0.4%
Simpson 75.7%
Smith 42.6%
Stone 66.6%
Sunflower 69.9%
Tallahatchie 55.7%
Tate 76.9%
Tippah 82.7%
Tishomingo 55.5%
Tunica 74.6%
Union 72.6%
Walthall 0.5%
Warren 97.1%
Washington 94.9%
Wayne 57.8%
Webster 13.9%
Wilkinson 4.0%
Winston 65.7%
Yalobusha 69.5%
Yazoo 72.5%

Internet Speed in Top Mississippi Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Jackson 107.0 MBPS 18 Providers
2. Gulfport 114.6 MBPS 16 Providers
3. Hattiesburg 107.7 MBPS 16 Providers
4. Brandon 92.2 MBPS 15 Providers
5. Meridian 70.9 MBPS 13 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Mississippi

Provider Avg. download speed
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 107.4 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 105.7 MBPS
AT&T Internet 63.9 MBPS
Atlantic Broadband 52.2 MBPS
TEC 30.0 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in Mississippi, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

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 Mississippi with the best combination of internet coverage, speed, and affordability is Jackson. Nearly all residents in Jackson have access to wired broadband.

Internet for Rural Areas in Mississippi

Across the digital divide lay the Mississippi 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 Mississippi, 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 Mississippi’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.

Internet Providers By City in Mississippi

Average speed over time
Aberdeen 87.7%
14 providers
Ackerman 81.7%
8 providers
Amory 82.0%
11 providers
Ashland 44.4%
14 providers
Baldwyn 54.5%
15 providers
Bassfield 76.5%
9 providers
Batesville 96.3%
13 providers
Bay Saint Louis 99.3%
13 providers
Bay Springs 87.7%
8 providers
Belden 69.4%
9 providers
Belzoni 91.1%
9 providers
Biloxi 97.1%
15 providers
Blue Mountain 76.7%
11 providers
Blue Springs 26.7%
11 providers
Bogue Chitto 33.0%
11 providers
Bolton 93.1%
10 providers
Booneville 69.6%
12 providers
Brandon 99.0%
15 providers
Braxton 61.8%
11 providers
Brookhaven 94.6%
12 providers
Brooksville 3.8%
10 providers
Bruce 85.2%
9 providers
Byhalia 76.0%
11 providers
Byram 99.9%
13 providers
Caledonia 65.5%
10 providers
Calhoun City 77.0%
11 providers
Canton 94.5%
12 providers
Carriere 95.4%
12 providers
Carrollton 25.3%
12 providers
Carthage 88.1%
10 providers
Charleston 63.8%
11 providers
Clarksdale 89.4%
11 providers
Cleveland 94.8%
12 providers
Clinton 99.1%
12 providers
Coffeeville 65.9%
13 providers
Coldwater 62.2%
10 providers
Collins 0.5%
9 providers
Columbia 0.0%
9 providers
Columbus 95.4%
16 providers
Como 42.9%
11 providers
Corinth 92.0%
13 providers
Courtland 98.8%
12 providers
Crystal Springs 91.4%
11 providers
Decatur 45.1%
12 providers
Diamondhead 98.2%
11 providers
Diberville 98.0%
14 providers
Drew 89.1%
11 providers
Durant 90.6%
10 providers
Ellisville 74.8%
10 providers
Eupora 0.5%
10 providers
Flora 92.7%
12 providers
Florence 98.3%
11 providers
Flowood 91.1%
17 providers
Forest 63.9%
12 providers
Foxworth 0.0%
7 providers
Fulton 79.2%
8 providers
Gautier 99.0%
15 providers
Gloster 3.1%
10 providers
Golden 26.9%
10 providers
Greenville 98.1%
16 providers
Greenwood 96.2%
11 providers
Grenada 89.0%
9 providers
Gulfport 98.3%
16 providers
Guntown 51.0%
12 providers
Hamilton 60.5%
10 providers
Hattiesburg 94.9%
16 providers
Hazlehurst 91.8%
13 providers
Heidelberg 38.8%
14 providers
Hernando 97.8%
13 providers
Holly Springs 68.4%
15 providers
Horn Lake 100.0%
17 providers
Houlka 19.4%
11 providers
Houston 90.1%
12 providers
Indianola 94.1%
13 providers
Itta Bena 91.2%
12 providers
Iuka 60.1%
12 providers
Jackson 98.6%
18 providers
Jayess 2.9%
7 providers
Kiln 98.4%
11 providers
Kosciusko 86.7%
9 providers
Lake 21.1%
11 providers
Laurel 89.0%
13 providers
Leakesville 44.3%
8 providers
Leland 87.6%
14 providers
Lena 2.6%
8 providers
Lexington 59.3%
7 providers
Liberty 0.0%
11 providers
Long Beach 99.9%
14 providers
Louin 73.4%
7 providers
Louisville 71.4%
13 providers
Lucedale 68.6%
13 providers
Lumberton 6.4%
10 providers
Maben 38.9%
12 providers
Macon 0.0%
9 providers
Madison 99.6%
13 providers
Magee 90.3%
10 providers
Magnolia 35.1%
10 providers
Mantachie 93.5%
8 providers
Marks 72.5%
10 providers
Mccomb 96.4%
11 providers
Meadville 58.8%
9 providers
Mendenhall 80.6%
11 providers
Meridian 87.2%
13 providers
Monticello 4.8%
9 providers
Morton 59.0%
11 providers
Moselle 20.4%
11 providers
Moss Point 99.7%
13 providers
Mount Olive 1.7%
10 providers
Myrtle 84.8%
11 providers
Natchez 84.1%
11 providers
Nesbit 95.5%
10 providers
Nettleton 58.5%
10 providers
New Albany 88.9%
11 providers
Newton 84.6%
15 providers
Ocean Springs 98.1%
15 providers
Okolona 85.3%
11 providers
Olive Branch 99.6%
14 providers
Oxford 95.6%
17 providers
Pascagoula 97.9%
16 providers
Pass Christian 96.8%
12 providers
Pearl 97.0%
16 providers
Pelahatchie 30.2%
12 providers
Perkinston 41.7%
11 providers
Petal 84.6%
15 providers
Philadelphia 71.0%
10 providers
Picayune 93.5%
13 providers
Pickens 49.2%
10 providers
Pontotoc 60.5%
13 providers
Poplarville 91.3%
11 providers
Port Gibson 95.5%
10 providers
Potts Camp 46.8%
11 providers
Prentiss 78.9%
9 providers
Quitman 53.3%
8 providers
Raleigh 59.0%
10 providers
Raymond 96.0%
11 providers
Richland 99.6%
14 providers
Richton 20.1%
11 providers
Ridgeland 95.5%
20 providers
Rienzi 15.2%
12 providers
Ripley 87.6%
10 providers
Robinsonville 82.4%
16 providers
Rolling Fork 0.8%
11 providers
Roxie 23.3%
10 providers
Ruleville 94.5%
12 providers
Saltillo 87.9%
12 providers
Sardis 91.5%
13 providers
Saucier 96.5%
12 providers
Seminary 9.0%
12 providers
Senatobia 89.4%
9 providers
Shannon 75.8%
11 providers
Shaw 68.2%
13 providers
Silver Creek 14.3%
8 providers
Smithville 98.8%
11 providers
Soso 88.2%
11 providers
Southaven 99.6%
16 providers
Starkville 83.4%
16 providers
State Line 51.3%
9 providers
Summit 67.1%
12 providers
Sumrall 9.9%
12 providers
Taylorsville 40.6%
10 providers
Terry 97.3%
11 providers
Tunica 83.4%
14 providers
Tupelo 95.0%
15 providers
Tutwiler 89.9%
8 providers
Tylertown 0.6%
8 providers
Union 31.6%
10 providers
University 80.2%
9 providers
Vancleave 99.1%
15 providers
Vicksburg 98.1%
17 providers
Walls 95.0%
12 providers
Walnut 68.3%
11 providers
Walnut Grove 8.1%
7 providers
Water Valley 88.3%
15 providers
Waveland 99.8%
12 providers
Waynesboro 57.9%
10 providers
Wesson 38.7%
10 providers
West Point 82.1%
10 providers
Wiggins 94.2%
13 providers
Winona 91.4%
10 providers
Woodville 0.7%
9 providers
Yazoo City 92.9%
10 providers

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