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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

51.6

42nd

Broadband Speeds

80.9%

of Mississippians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

56.3%

of Mississippians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

92.5%

of Mississippians have access to wireline service.

45.3%

of Mississippians have access to fiber-optic service.

69.4%

of Mississippians have access to cable service.

86.3%

of Mississippians have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Mississippi

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 95.5%
Alcorn 81.7%
Amite 25.2%
Attala 68.8%
Benton 57.7%
Bolivar 82.9%
Calhoun 82.2%
Carroll 36.7%
Chickasaw 56.6%
Choctaw 63.9%
Claiborne 76.6%
Clarke 63.9%
Clay 66.6%
Coahoma 81.5%
Copiah 85.1%
Covington 62.2%
DeSoto 98.4%
Forrest 90.6%
Franklin 28.3%
George 85.4%
Greene 27.7%
Grenada 86.9%
Hancock 95.7%
Harrison 98.0%
Hinds 95.4%
Holmes 67.3%
Humphreys 77.9%
Issaquena 17.4%
Itawamba 55.9%
Jackson 98.9%
Jasper 68.2%
Jefferson 79.6%
Jefferson Davis 70.3%
Jones 82.6%
Kemper 47.4%
Lafayette 89.5%
Lamar 90.3%
Lauderdale 87.4%
Lawrence 53.0%
Leake 78.0%
Lee 90.1%
Leflore 90.6%
Lincoln 86.7%
Lowndes 90.5%
Madison 95.7%
Marion 64.3%
Marshall 77.1%
Monroe 79.0%
Montgomery 78.7%
Neshoba 77.1%
Newton 46.0%
Noxubee 69.5%
Oktibbeha 89.2%
Panola 86.3%
Pearl River 95.9%
Perry 23.5%
Pike 76.9%
Pontotoc 57.8%
Prentiss 67.1%
Quitman 62.7%
Rankin 95.8%
Scott 72.5%
Sharkey 49.7%
Simpson 82.1%
Smith 65.6%
Stone 81.2%
Sunflower 73.8%
Tallahatchie 63.8%
Tate 87.5%
Tippah 88.8%
Tishomingo 59.8%
Tunica 78.2%
Union 68.8%
Walthall 27.0%
Warren 98.2%
Washington 94.6%
Wayne 77.0%
Webster 49.3%
Wilkinson 68.7%
Winston 83.0%
Yalobusha 81.6%
Yazoo 76.7%

Internet Speed in Top Mississippi Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Jackson 51.8 MBPS 16 Providers
2. Gulfport 72.8 MBPS 18 Providers
3. Hattiesburg 71.0 MBPS 16 Providers
4. Brandon 64.0 MBPS 14 Providers
5. Meridian 53.3 MBPS 15 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Mississippi

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 80.3 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 78.2 MBPS
Atlantic Broadband 39.8 MBPS
AT&T Internet 33.9 MBPS
C Spire Fiber 19.3 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Mississippi, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 9/1/2020.

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 85.8% 14 providers
Ackerman 81.7% 8 providers
Amory 88.3% 11 providers
Baldwyn 55.0% 16 providers
Batesville 93.2% 11 providers
Bay Saint Louis 97.1% 13 providers
Bay Springs 85.5% 9 providers
Belden 72.0% 10 providers
Belzoni 91.4% 10 providers
Biloxi 97.4% 16 providers
Blue Springs 24.8% 11 providers
Bogue Chitto 81.5% 12 providers
Booneville 69.8% 14 providers
Brandon 98.8% 14 providers
Brookhaven 94.7% 11 providers
Bruce 96.1% 11 providers
Byhalia 73.0% 11 providers
Byram 99.9% 13 providers
Caledonia 90.2% 12 providers
Calhoun City 80.2% 11 providers
Canton 95.2% 11 providers
Carriere 95.6% 12 providers
Carthage 88.3% 11 providers
Charleston 63.7% 12 providers
Clarksdale 93.9% 12 providers
Cleveland 97.1% 11 providers
Clinton 99.1% 11 providers
Coldwater 82.1% 11 providers
Collins 77.0% 9 providers
Collinsville 88.1% 10 providers
Columbia 86.3% 9 providers
Columbus 94.3% 18 providers
Como 49.0% 10 providers
Corinth 92.3% 13 providers
Crystal Springs 93.2% 11 providers
De Kalb 80.0% 8 providers
Decatur 48.2% 12 providers
Diamondhead 98.2% 13 providers
Diberville 97.3% 15 providers
Edwards 41.5% 10 providers
Ellisville 76.0% 11 providers
Eupora 51.1% 10 providers
Fayette 86.5% 11 providers
Flora 92.9% 10 providers
Florence 97.7% 12 providers
Flowood 91.1% 17 providers
Forest 89.9% 12 providers
Foxworth 26.0% 10 providers
Fulton 65.9% 9 providers
Gautier 98.9% 14 providers
Greenville 97.3% 16 providers
Greenwood 94.8% 10 providers
Grenada 94.0% 10 providers
Gulfport 98.4% 18 providers
Guntown 60.4% 14 providers
Hattiesburg 94.0% 16 providers
Hazlehurst 87.3% 12 providers
Heidelberg 57.3% 14 providers
Hernando 98.5% 14 providers
Hollandale 86.8% 12 providers
Holly Springs 79.6% 16 providers
Horn Lake 100.0% 18 providers
Houston 66.1% 12 providers
Indianola 94.2% 13 providers
Itta Bena 80.3% 13 providers
Iuka 63.1% 13 providers
Jackson 97.8% 16 providers
Jayess 51.2% 8 providers
Kiln 98.9% 12 providers
Kosciusko 86.5% 11 providers
Laurel 92.4% 13 providers
Leakesville 14.5% 8 providers
Leland 89.2% 16 providers
Lena 19.4% 9 providers
Lexington 59.3% 9 providers
Liberty 24.1% 13 providers
Long Beach 99.9% 13 providers
Louisville 94.2% 14 providers
Lucedale 85.8% 14 providers
Lumberton 78.8% 11 providers
Macon 89.6% 10 providers
Madison 99.7% 13 providers
Magee 91.6% 11 providers
Magnolia 34.8% 11 providers
Mantachie 62.9% 9 providers
Mccomb 95.4% 11 providers
Mendenhall 81.2% 12 providers
Meridian 88.8% 15 providers
Monticello 75.4% 9 providers
Morton 61.6% 12 providers
Moss Point 99.7% 13 providers
Mount Olive 73.7% 12 providers
Myrtle 77.4% 11 providers
Natchez 96.6% 13 providers
Nesbit 95.5% 11 providers
Nettleton 58.8% 12 providers
New Albany 85.8% 12 providers
Newton 66.5% 16 providers
Ocean Springs 99.1% 14 providers
Okolona 65.1% 11 providers
Olive Branch 99.6% 16 providers
Oxford 94.9% 16 providers
Pascagoula 97.9% 16 providers
Pass Christian 99.1% 14 providers
Pearl 97.8% 15 providers
Pelahatchie 63.2% 12 providers
Perkinston 67.0% 13 providers
Petal 84.1% 15 providers
Philadelphia 89.5% 11 providers
Picayune 97.2% 15 providers
Pontotoc 64.5% 16 providers
Poplarville 91.1% 12 providers
Port Gibson 92.6% 12 providers
Prentiss 76.6% 10 providers
Purvis 84.7% 12 providers
Quitman 58.2% 11 providers
Raymond 96.7% 12 providers
Richland 99.3% 14 providers
Richton 6.9% 10 providers
Ridgeland 95.5% 20 providers
Rienzi 32.0% 14 providers
Ripley 95.1% 10 providers
Saltillo 90.8% 14 providers
Sardis 89.5% 12 providers
Saucier 97.0% 12 providers
Seminary 25.1% 12 providers
Senatobia 92.9% 10 providers
Shannon 74.8% 12 providers
Shubuta 79.2% 10 providers
Southaven 99.1% 17 providers
Starkville 92.6% 16 providers
Summit 80.7% 14 providers
Sumrall 75.9% 13 providers
Taylorsville 85.3% 10 providers
Terry 97.0% 11 providers
Tunica 84.1% 13 providers
Tupelo 95.2% 16 providers
Tutwiler 90.0% 10 providers
Tylertown 26.7% 9 providers
Union 32.2% 11 providers
University 80.2% 10 providers
Utica 3.6% 11 providers
Vancleave 98.7% 14 providers
Vicksburg 98.4% 17 providers
Walls 95.0% 13 providers
Walnut 81.9% 12 providers
Walnut Grove 63.9% 8 providers
Water Valley 86.1% 15 providers
Waveland 99.4% 11 providers
Waynesboro 85.6% 9 providers
Wesson 86.5% 11 providers
West Point 82.2% 11 providers
Wiggins 94.7% 14 providers
Winona 82.9% 10 providers
Woodville 87.5% 11 providers
Yazoo City 93.7% 10 providers
Last Updated on 9/1/2020.