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.
70%
70% BROADBAND COVERAGE
36%
36% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

21.3

49th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

70.4%

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

58.3%

of Mississippians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

14.7%

of Mississippians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

90.3%

of Mississippians have access to wireline service.

7.3%

of Mississippians have access to fiber-optic service.

67.8%

of Mississippians have access to cable service.

82.2%

of Mississippians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Mississippians have access to mobile broadband service.

16.4%

of Mississippians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Mississippi

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Moss Point49.6 MBPS11 Providers
2.Natchez38.7 MBPS12 Providers
3.Cleveland35.6 MBPS10 Providers
4.Pass Christian34.8 MBPS11 Providers
5.Ridgeland32.9 MBPS19 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Mississippi

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cable ONE37.4 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast27.9 MBPS
MetroCast Communications18.8 MBPS
AT&T Internet9.2 MBPS
TEC2.8 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition has been awarded $7,011,691 in federal grants for Mississippi's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $102,364,489, accounting for 2.9% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Mississippi.
  • Since 2012, 10+ mbps wired broadband coverage in Mississippi has improved from 76.5% to 76.7%.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 109 internet providers in Mississippi.
  • There are 892,000 people in Mississippi without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 795,000 people in Mississippi that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 293,000 people in Mississippi don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

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
Biloxi95.0%18 providers
Brandon97.3%17 providers
Columbus92.1%17 providers
Greenville96.8%18 providers
Gulfport95.2%18 providers
Hattiesburg90.9%16 providers
Jackson96.0%19 providers
Laurel86.0%11 providers
Madison99.1%11 providers
Meridian90.4%14 providers
Moss Point96.8%11 providers
Natchez79.4%12 providers
Ocean Springs93.4%13 providers
Olive Branch99.6%17 providers
Oxford84.6%19 providers
Pearl94.7%16 providers
Southaven99.0%20 providers
Starkville79.9%18 providers
Tupelo94.4%16 providers
Vicksburg85.9%15 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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