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Broadband Service in Ohio

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Internet Access in Ohio

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Coverage by County

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89.3%
89.3% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
47.7%
47.7% POPULATION UNDERSERVED
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24th

Broadband Speeds

94.0%

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

93.1%

of Ohioans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

19.5%

of Ohioans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

98.1%

of Ohioans have access to wireline service.

17.4%

of Ohioans have access to fiber-optic service.

93.4%

of Ohioans have access to cable service.

90.6%

of Ohioans have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Ohio

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 54.5%
Allen 95.3%
Ashland 81.4%
Ashtabula 92.8%
Athens 79.8%
Auglaize 90.2%
Belmont 85.7%
Brown 67.7%
Butler 99.2%
Carroll 57.0%
Champaign 83.0%
Clark 99.4%
Clermont 99.4%
Clinton 75.5%
Columbiana 83.6%
Coshocton 68.8%
Crawford 86.9%
Cuyahoga 100.0%
Darke 80.3%
Defiance 82.8%
Delaware 97.7%
Erie 96.6%
Fairfield 95.1%
Fayette 86.5%
Franklin 100.0%
Fulton 78.6%
Gallia 51.8%
Geauga 90.0%
Greene 97.6%
Guernsey 59.7%
Hamilton 100.0%
Hancock 92.5%
Hardin 76.5%
Harrison 51.8%
Henry 76.6%
Highland 76.5%
Hocking 61.6%
Holmes 45.1%
Huron 86.6%
Jackson 70.8%
Jefferson 87.3%
Knox 74.9%
Lake 99.9%
Lawrence 86.6%
Licking 95.2%
Logan 82.0%
Lorain 90.6%
Lucas 98.4%
Madison 91.5%
Mahoning 99.3%
Marion 90.7%
Medina 98.4%
Meigs 60.9%
Mercer 86.1%
Miami 96.2%
Monroe 0.0%
Montgomery 99.7%
Morgan 58.0%
Morrow 73.2%
Muskingum 90.2%
Noble 51.3%
Ottawa 92.5%
Paulding 61.8%
Perry 65.6%
Pickaway 78.3%
Pike 74.9%
Portage 96.9%
Preble 86.8%
Putnam 88.1%
Richland 92.4%
Ross 92.1%
Sandusky 93.0%
Scioto 84.7%
Seneca 87.4%
Shelby 88.4%
Stark 99.3%
Summit 100.0%
Trumbull 96.9%
Tuscarawas 84.5%
Union 80.0%
Van Wert 76.3%
Vinton 38.2%
Warren 97.4%
Washington 79.7%
Wayne 91.4%
Williams 71.3%
Wood 92.8%
Wyandot 71.1%

Internet Speed in Top Ohio Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Cincinnati 78.9 MBPS 25 Providers
2. Columbus 67.7 MBPS 31 Providers
3. Cleveland 36.1 MBPS 33 Providers
4. Dayton 53.0 MBPS 27 Providers
5. Toledo 45.6 MBPS 24 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Ohio

Provider Avg. Download Speed
WOW! 80.7 MBPS
Charter Spectrum 69.7 MBPS
AT&T Internet 52.3 MBPS
CenturyLink 22.6 MBPS
Frontier Communications 11.3 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Ohio, 2020

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

Almost exactly in the middle when compared with other states, Ohio ranks 24th on the broadband access scale. While the southeast portion of Ohio lags behind in terms of high-speed coverage, the rest of the state, particularly the northeast and southwest corners, experiences good broadband coverage. User speed test data reveals that Ohioans’ average download is 102.1 Mbps, which is comparable to average speeds in Hawaii, Arkansas, and West Virginia.

The Digital Divide in Ohio

A comparison of the numbers between Ohioans who have access to high-speed, affordable wired internet and those who do not will help us quantify the digital divide, that is, the gap existing between those with and without access to the latest internet technologies.

At this time, there are 269 internet providers operating in the state of Ohio. However, 217,000 people in Ohio do not have access to even one of these providers where they live, and another 898,000 people only have access to one provider, making it impossible for them to switch, should the need arise. Additionally, while 94.0% of Ohioans have access to wired broadband with speeds of 25 Mbps or faster, 618,000 people in Ohio remain without access to a wired connection capable of the same speeds.

Affordability data shows that 47.7% of Ohio’s residents currently have access to a low-priced internet plan. To qualify as “low-priced,” an internet plan must cost $60 or less on a monthly basis. Ohio’s percentage is lower than the national average of 51.5% of Americans with accessibility to the same.

Best-Connected Cities

Out of all the cities in Ohio, there are some that are significantly better connected than others. The cities with the best internet when it comes to speed, coverage, and pricing are Cincinnati, Hamilton, Columbus, Akron, and Dayton, with Cincinnati topping the list as the most well-connected city in the state.

Worst-Connected Cities

On the other hand, the Ohio cities with the worst internet are Stafford, Summitville, Alledonia, Cameron, and Middle Bass, with Stafford bottoming out as the city with the poorest internet in the state. No residents in any of these towns have access to wired broadband internet.

See how Ohio stacks up against other states nationwide here.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, federal grants worth over $7 million have been allocated toward broadband data mapping and development in Ohio through the Ohio Office of Information Technology. Another $141,300,142 in federal grant funding has fueled the expansion of broadband infrastructure through various programs within the state.

Additionally, current legislation recently issued an Ohio Broadband Strategy which “serves as a comprehensive plan for aggressively expanding and enhancing the state’s broadband network.”

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. 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.

Top Ohio Cities

Average speed over time
Akron 100.0% 24 providers
Canton 100.0% 22 providers
Cincinnati 100.0% 25 providers
Cleveland 100.0% 33 providers
Columbus 100.0% 31 providers
Dayton 100.0% 27 providers
Dublin 100.0% 19 providers
Hamilton 99.4% 15 providers
Lima 98.0% 20 providers
Lorain 100.0% 13 providers
Mansfield 93.8% 22 providers
Middletown 99.5% 19 providers
Springfield 100.0% 18 providers
Toledo 98.6% 24 providers
Warren 99.2% 17 providers
Westerville 100.0% 21 providers
Youngstown 99.7% 19 providers

Ohio Cities and Towns

Average speed over time
Alliance 98.9% 15 providers
Amelia 100.0% 12 providers
Amherst 99.3% 13 providers
Ashland 83.5% 12 providers
Ashtabula 99.9% 9 providers
Athens 91.9% 12 providers
Aurora 100.0% 11 providers
Avon 99.8% 17 providers
Avon Lake 100.0% 16 providers
Barberton 100.0% 14 providers
Batavia 99.9% 12 providers
Bay Village 100.0% 13 providers
Beachwood 100.0% 19 providers
Bedford 100.0% 19 providers
Bellefontaine 89.4% 12 providers
Bellevue 85.2% 14 providers
Berea 100.0% 17 providers
Bethel 95.8% 9 providers
Blacklick 100.0% 13 providers
Bowling Green 95.1% 17 providers
Brecksville 100.0% 15 providers
Broadview Heights 100.0% 17 providers
Brookpark 100.0% 21 providers
Brookville 96.7% 14 providers
Brunswick 100.0% 19 providers
Bryan 87.1% 13 providers
Bucyrus 88.0% 13 providers
Cambridge 88.5% 14 providers
Canal Fulton 100.0% 13 providers
Canal Winchester 100.0% 16 providers
Canfield 99.6% 12 providers
Celina 89.5% 18 providers
Chagrin Falls 97.0% 18 providers
Chardon 98.9% 17 providers
Chillicothe 97.7% 10 providers
Circleville 78.8% 13 providers
Cleves 100.0% 9 providers
Conneaut 95.3% 8 providers
Cortland 99.5% 9 providers
Coshocton 92.4% 11 providers
Cuyahoga Falls 100.0% 15 providers
Defiance 91.4% 16 providers
Delaware 97.8% 17 providers
Dover 95.1% 11 providers
East Liverpool 97.8% 13 providers
Eastlake 100.0% 14 providers
Eaton 86.9% 15 providers
Elyria 99.2% 14 providers
Englewood 100.0% 15 providers
Euclid 100.0% 19 providers
Fairborn 100.0% 17 providers
Fairfield 100.0% 17 providers
Findlay 98.7% 20 providers
Fostoria 94.9% 17 providers
Franklin 100.0% 18 providers
Fremont 95.5% 17 providers
Galion 94.2% 12 providers
Gallipolis 76.8% 13 providers
Galloway 100.0% 16 providers
Geneva 99.3% 9 providers
Girard 100.0% 11 providers
Grafton 21.3% 14 providers
Granville 99.4% 10 providers
Greenville 91.9% 13 providers
Grove City 100.0% 17 providers
Groveport 100.0% 18 providers
Harrison 99.8% 11 providers
Heath 91.7% 11 providers
Hilliard 100.0% 19 providers
Hillsboro 81.3% 13 providers
Holland 97.5% 16 providers
Hubbard 99.5% 11 providers
Hudson 100.0% 11 providers
Huron 96.7% 16 providers
Independence 100.0% 22 providers
Ironton 99.1% 11 providers
Jackson 74.7% 12 providers
Johnstown 99.1% 14 providers
Kent 100.0% 16 providers
Kenton 77.5% 16 providers
Lakewood 100.0% 15 providers
Lancaster 97.6% 15 providers
Lebanon 99.8% 18 providers
Lewis Center 100.0% 19 providers
Lisbon 61.2% 14 providers
Logan 71.2% 12 providers
London 94.3% 19 providers
Louisville 99.2% 11 providers
Loveland 100.0% 14 providers
Lucasville 71.9% 9 providers
Macedonia 100.0% 12 providers
Madison 99.5% 8 providers
Maineville 100.0% 12 providers
Maple Heights 100.0% 17 providers
Marietta 96.0% 14 providers
Marion 95.2% 17 providers
Marysville 84.6% 12 providers
Mason 100.0% 13 providers
Massillon 100.0% 16 providers
Maumee 99.9% 20 providers
Medina 99.1% 16 providers
Mentor 100.0% 15 providers
Miamisburg 100.0% 17 providers
Middlefield 62.2% 14 providers
Milford 100.0% 12 providers
Millersburg 52.3% 12 providers
Mogadore 100.0% 10 providers
Morrow 93.5% 11 providers
Mount Vernon 81.9% 9 providers
Napoleon 85.2% 15 providers
New Albany 100.0% 17 providers
New Carlisle 99.0% 12 providers
New Philadelphia 94.3% 13 providers
Newark 98.7% 9 providers
Niles 100.0% 11 providers
North Canton 100.0% 17 providers
North Olmsted 100.0% 20 providers
North Ridgeville 100.0% 14 providers
North Royalton 100.0% 19 providers
Northfield 100.0% 9 providers
Norwalk 96.4% 11 providers
Oberlin 28.4% 15 providers
Olmsted Falls 100.0% 13 providers
Oregon 99.8% 17 providers
Orient 91.2% 14 providers
Orrville 93.9% 13 providers
Oxford 95.6% 13 providers
Painesville 100.0% 13 providers
Pataskala 99.9% 14 providers
Perrysburg 98.8% 16 providers
Pickerington 100.0% 19 providers
Piqua 98.0% 12 providers
Plain City 93.9% 14 providers
Port Clinton 99.9% 13 providers
Portsmouth 100.0% 11 providers
Powell 100.0% 17 providers
Ravenna 97.9% 16 providers
Reynoldsburg 100.0% 17 providers
Rocky River 99.9% 21 providers
Saint Clairsville 88.9% 15 providers
Saint Marys 91.1% 16 providers
Salem 95.3% 16 providers
Sandusky 98.4% 18 providers
Sheffield Lake 100.0% 12 providers
Shelby 94.0% 13 providers
Sidney 93.1% 13 providers
Solon 100.0% 19 providers
South Point 92.2% 12 providers
Springboro 100.0% 15 providers
Steubenville 98.0% 16 providers
Stow 100.0% 15 providers
Streetsboro 100.0% 12 providers
Strongsville 100.0% 19 providers
Sunbury 94.5% 14 providers
Swanton 92.6% 14 providers
Sylvania 99.3% 13 providers
Tallmadge 100.0% 13 providers
Tiffin 94.8% 19 providers
Tipp City 99.2% 17 providers
Trenton 99.7% 12 providers
Troy 98.6% 14 providers
Twinsburg 100.0% 15 providers
Uniontown 100.0% 15 providers
Urbana 92.7% 14 providers
Van Wert 87.8% 16 providers
Vandalia 100.0% 20 providers
Vermilion 99.9% 11 providers
Wadsworth 100.0% 12 providers
Wapakoneta 90.2% 13 providers
Washington Court House 94.5% 12 providers
Wauseon 77.4% 13 providers
Waverly 91.6% 9 providers
Wellington 57.1% 11 providers
West Chester 100.0% 15 providers
Westlake 100.0% 20 providers
Wheelersburg 85.1% 8 providers
Wickliffe 100.0% 16 providers
Willard 89.5% 13 providers
Willoughby 100.0% 14 providers
Wilmington 81.0% 16 providers
Wooster 97.4% 14 providers
Xenia 95.0% 17 providers
Zanesville 98.0% 13 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.