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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Kentucky

Spectrum has the most coverage in Kentucky, providing cable and fiber internet in areas like Blowing Green, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Owensboro, and Radcliff. AT&T has DSL internet not offered to new customers, and its fiber internet is far less accessible than Spectum's cable internet in the same areas. Windstream has a smaller footprint than AT&T, providing fast fiber internet where AT&T doesn't in many central Kentucky locations. Verizon's DSL internet leaks in from Virginia, but you can't get it.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars from customers in Kentucky.

That ranks Kentucky 22nd nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Kentucky

 3.7/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 22nd national ranking for customer satisfaction

$79.56 average price per payment for internet, per household

81.6% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.8/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.8/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

4,487,233 people

2.47 average people per household

$49,403 average income per household

42 average age per household

49% of population employed


3% lower than national average

Ranked 42nd nationally


16% lower than national average

Ranked 46th nationally


15% higher than national average

Ranked 13th nationally


2% lower than national average

Ranked 37th nationally

Average download speed
115.2 Mbps

14.17% lower than national average
Ranks 36th nationally

Average upload speed
57.9 Mbps

13.5% lower than national average
Ranks 24th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Kentucky

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
HIGHLAND TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE 267.88 Mbps 130.24 Mbps 88.48% View Plans for Highland Telephone Cooperative
XFINITY 207.75 Mbps 21.06 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
DUO Broadband 176.92 Mbps 26.72 Mbps 43.17% View Plans for DUO Broadband
Armstrong 169.01 Mbps 27.81 Mbps 53.8% View Plans for Armstrong
EPB Smartnet 164.21 Mbps 203.41 Mbps 32.8% View Plans for EPB Smartnet
100% of people in Kentucky have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 12th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245 Mbps 83.12% 55.29% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 847.63 Mbps 94.08% 87.94% See all providers for Cable
DSL 738.55 Mbps 59.13% 75.38% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 2832.03 Mbps 62.96% 76.27% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 46.08 Mbps 25.46% 69.81% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 150 Mbps 0.41% 98% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 132.05 Mbps 99.77% 95.92% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Kentucky

Cities in Kentucky with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Fort Campbell North 240.99 Mbps 32.31 Mbps 65% AT&T
La Grange 164.49 Mbps 60.94 Mbps 86% Spectrum
Independence 162.54 Mbps 101.1 Mbps 24% Windstream
Newport 160.42 Mbps 24.85 Mbps 33% Spectrum
Georgetown 151.33 Mbps 59.67 Mbps 67% Spectrum
Radcliff 150.67 Mbps 24.57 Mbps 98% Windstream
Richmond 150.61 Mbps 68.74 Mbps 56% AT&T

Fort Campbell North is the best city in Kentucky for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. La Grange and Independence also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Kentucky

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Louisville 629,176 100% 100% 100%
Millwood 354,412 100% 100% 100%
Lexington-Fayette urban 295,937 100% 21% 100%
Frankfort 28,460 100% 100% 100%
Jeffersontown 28,796 100% 100% 100%
Covington 40,923 100% 100% 100%
Shively 15,595 100% 100% 100%

Louisville is the most internet-connected city in Kentucky. Louisville makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Louisville's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Millwood and Lexington-Fayette urban also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Kentucky


Population: 629,176

Median income: $60,256

142.99 Mbps
avg. download speed

64.1 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Cogent Communication

Bowling Green

Population: 72,385

Median income: $69,251

134.19 Mbps
avg. download speed

66.98 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 60,019

Median income: $55,082

89.65 Mbps
avg. download speed

55.76 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

Kentucky FAQs

What are the best internet providers in Kentucky?

T-Mobile is the best internet provider based on feedback in our latest customer satisfaction survey. It outranks AT&T, Spectrum, and Windstream in every category, from overall satisfaction to customer service. Sure, you won't get gigabit speeds from its wireless internet, but it's perfect for a small family. Go with AT&T's fiber for the best multigig speeds if you can get it.

Where can I get fiber internet in Kentucky?

You can mostly find fiber internet from Spectrum and AT&T in the Louisville/Frankfort/Lexington area. Spectrum also has fiber in Corbin, Williamsburg, Bowling Green, and a few other areas.

AT&T also has fiber in the Bowling Green and Corbin areas and the surrounding Kentucky side area of Evansville, Indiana.

Windstream offers fiber internet in Elizabethtown, Hazard, Leitchfield, London, and Somerset.

What are the fastest internet providers in Kentucky?

AT&T has some of the fastest fiber internet speeds at 5,000Mbps in Frankfort and a few other areas. Altafiber's fastest plan maxes out at 2,000Mbps, while Metronet's fiber internet offers speeds up to 1,024Mbps.

Spectrum's fiber and cable internet also reach 1,000Mbps, although, in some areas, you can get Spectrum's cable internet with equal upload and download speeds, like in Lexington.

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