Internet providers in Louisville, KY

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1. AT&T
68% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Spectrum
100% available in Louisville
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

Self Installation Available 

3. Windstream
42% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Mediacom
6% available in Louisville
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Louisville
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
100% available in Louisville
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
7. Limestone and Bracken Cablevision
Available in Louisville
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
1. AT&T
68% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Spectrum
100% available in Louisville
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

Self Installation Available 

3. Windstream
42% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Mediacom
6% available in Louisville
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Louisville
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
100% available in Louisville
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
7. BluegrassNet
52% available in Louisville
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
768Kbps
8. Megapath
53% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Louisville
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
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2. AT&T
Available in Louisville
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE

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3. Sprint
Available in Louisville
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE

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4. T-Mobile
Available in Louisville
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Louisville?

AT&T provides the best internet service in Louisville, Kentucky. Out of the 21 internet service providers (ISPs) available in the home of the Louisville Slugger, AT&T whomps it straight out of the park. It has the best customer ratings, the fastest speeds, and the best internet type in the form of an all-powerful fiber-optic network.

But AT&T’s fiber internet isn’t available everywhere in Louisville—and it’d be a crying shame to ignore the other Wi-Fi companies out here in Derby City. Spectrum is a great option because it’s available anywhere in the city (as well as in its Indiana-based neighbor, New Albany). It delivers cable internet with easy-peasy plan options and solid speeds.

Windstream, which provides some internet coverage southeast of the Gene Snyder Freeway, offers low-cost options over DSL that are well worth looking into if you want cheap Wi-Fi.

Mediacom barely has a presence in Louisville but may be a worthy pick if you work from home, game frequently online, or prefer your vintage Muhammad Ali videos in 4K resolution. Its monthly data caps on upper-tier plans are massive, letting you use the internet practically to your heart’s content.

There are also a couple regional internet providers, the most popular of which is Ohio-based TOAST.net. TOAST.net has been in the game since 1996 and offers solid DSL plans with unlimited data—no bundling with phone or TV necessary, as sometimes happens with other DSL providers. Sweet.

And of course there’s HughesNet and Viasat, both satellite internet providers. With nationwide availability, these two will get you internet when no others can, namely if you’re living out in the Kentucky countryside or other rural areas that don’t have infrastructure for cable, DSL, or fiber internet.

Summary of Louisville internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
Spectrum Cable 100 Mbps 3.0/5
Windstream DSL 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps 2.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5
Limestone and Bracken Cablevision Cable 6 Mbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Highest-rated internet providers in Louisville

AT&T gets the highest ratings out of all Louisville internet providers in our customer satisfaction survey. Of the 12 providers, AT&T takes second place in terms of overall customer satisfaction. In J.D. Power’s 2019 customer survey for internet providers, AT&T takes second place among four providers operating in the North Central part of the United States. J.D. Power crowns AT&T as “among the best” in terms of cost, promotions, billing, customer service, and overall satisfaction.

AT&T also ranked third in our survey when it comes specifically to customer satisfaction with monthly billing and customer service. Spectrum comes in just behind AT&T for customer service, but it beats out AT&T in terms of installation and setup, taking third place overall.

Spectrum, by comparison, gets “about average” ratings in most of those categories and lumped in with “the rest” for cost and billings. (Windstream and Mediacom don’t appear in the J.D. Power survey.)

For performance overall, Spectrum comes in sixth place in our customer satisfaction survey. Windstream and Mediacom rank lower in most categories.

Fastest internet service providers in Louisville

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Windstream offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

Mediacom offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

AT&T delivers the fastest internet speeds in Louisville, Kentucky. It boasts an internet plan featuring up to 940 Mbps download speeds. Spectrum and Windstream also have gigabit plans, but they don’t match AT&T in terms of internet type and price.

Just like how Mine That Bird famously swept to the lead in the 135th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, AT&T’s gigabit plan vaults past the competition in the home stretch. It’s the cheapest of the gigabit plans, and it runs over a fiber network. Fiber is the fastest and most reliable internet around, always beating out cable and DSL. So if you can get it, go for it.

Cable is still a solid internet option, and you can get 940 Mbps speeds over Spectrum’s cable network. Its gigabit plan costs significantly more than AT&T’s, though, so get it only if AT&T isn’t available in your area. (Alas, fiber from AT&T is harder to find than its DSL internet option.)

And then there’s Windstream, which has an affordably priced fiber plan that also gallops at an impressive 1,000 Mbps speed. However, Windstream is available only far southeast of the city, so it’s not likely you’ll be able to get this plan unless you live just east or south of the Louisville International Airport or in areas farther out like Jeffersontown or Hillview.

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AT&T vs. Spectrum

AT&T has wicked speeds and fiber options, while Spectrum has wide availability and no-nonsense plans.

Read more about AT&T vs. Spectrum

Spectrum vs. Windstream

Spectrum has great customer service ratings, but Windstream has fiber coverage and a wide reach in rural areas.

Read more about Spectrum vs. Windstream

HughesNet vs. Viasat

Save money with HughesNet’s low prices on satellite internet. Viasat boasts faster speeds and newer technology.

Read more about HughesNet vs. Viasat

Louisville residential internet coverage

Along the border between Indiana and Kentucky is the city of Louisville, the famed home of racehorses, bourbon distilleries, baseball bats, and trailblazing indie rock bands. It’s a friendly city with a historic feel—and there’s plenty of options for high-speed internet and cheap Wi-Fi too.

Cable internet provider Spectrum covers the whole city of Louisville, plus the neighboring city of New Albany and many other nearby towns and communities across the Ohio River in Indiana. AT&T also delivers DSL and fiber across all of Louisville and New Albany, though its network doesn’t stretch quite as far, cutting off much of Indiana’s Harrison County.

Windstream isn’t available in most of Louisville. Coverage begins in areas around the Louisville International Airport, namely areas like Audubon Park, Poplar Hills, and south down to the Outer Loop. It’s available farther down past the Gene Snyder Freeway and out east in suburbs like Forest Hills and Jeffersontown.

Mediacom has a small service area in the northeast around Green Spring, Fincastle, Brownsboro Farm, and Hickory Hill.

Additionally, TOAST.net has a large and well-established presence in Louisville, covering nearly all of the city. However, coverage drops off in parts of Mount Washington around the intersections of Old Mill Road and the Mt. Washington Bypass.

Ohio Valley–based cable provider Limestone and Bracken Cablevision also has availability along a northwest bend in the Ohio River, in the neighborhoods of Portland and Shawnee.

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Customer reviews of internet providers in Louisville

Featured customer reviews

AT&T

“When speaking to customer service they want to move us to a higher priced package. They can never explain how that will keep us from losing service and having to reboot the system several times a week.”

–Jackie G.

Spectrum

“The customer service of this company is unbelievable! They are extremely unhelpful in situations and are all about taking your money for no apparent reason.”

–Jason W. 

 

Windstream

“Not bad at all, good speed, good connection, great support team, but high price.”

–Alex Y.

 

Louisville internet FAQ

What internet providers are in my area?

AT&T provides DSL and fiber internet across the Louisville area. Spectrum delivers cable internet in the city. TOAST.net has a long-established DSL network in Louisville.

Windstream and Mediacom have small footprints in Louisville—Windstream has fiber and DSL options while Mediacom offers cable internet. Viasat and HughesNet also offer satellite internet in Louisville.

Which is the best internet provider in Louisville, KY?

AT&T is the best internet provider in Louisville, Kentucky because it has positive customer service ratings, solid prices on DSL internet, and an excellent plan for gigabit internet over a highly reliable fiber network. Spectrum comes in second thanks to its widespread coverage across the area, high-speed internet options, and fair prices.

Which are the cheapest internet providers in Louisville, KY?

Windstream has the cheapest internet prices in Louisville, Kentucky, with DSL plans starting at under $30 a month. Mediacom also has very cheap plans, but its internet is available only in the far outskirts of the city.

AT&T has the cheapest gigabit plan, delivering 1,000 Mbps speeds over a fiber network in some parts of Louisville and the surrounding metro area.

What internet speed do I need?

You’ll need an internet speed of at least 5 Mbps per person in your household. That will get you a steady and reliable connection to accomplish all of the tasks you usually take care of over the net. If you love streaming video in 4K, then you’ll want a plan that delivers at least 25 Mbps for one person living in the house. You’ll want it to be faster if you’re sharing internet bandwidth with more people because more devices will lead to lag and buffering.

You’ll likely need 60–100 Mbps if you have a family and a house full of Wi-Fi–connected devices. If you’re gaming every day, working from home, or regularly using vast amounts of data, then consider a plan of 300 Mbps or faster.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Louisville

AT&T

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Joyce O | 2

Would like a provider that doesn't break promises to customers. Need one with sports package too.

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Spectrum

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Taiyonna D | 2

Page loading is just as slow as it was before upgrading; hike in service plan was unexpected and is costly; internet is down sometimes during evening/overnight hours which is when I'm mainly online. However the 611 automated/customer service line is super convenient but only works when service is on (which is no help during thunderstorms).

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Kate W | 2

Time warner may have the fastest speed in our area but their pricing is ridiculous. I have been a faithful customer for over twenty five years and they continue to increase price and get slower in speed. They act like you need to be thankful to them for providing a monopoly. It is not very helpful.

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