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Internet providers in Louisville, KY

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1. AT&T
84% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
2. Spectrum
99% available in Louisville
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

3. EarthLink
84% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(66)
4. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Louisville
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
300Mbps

User Rating(0)
5. Windstream
42% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(343)
6. HughesNet
99% available in Louisville
Connection:
Geo Satellite & Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(199)
7. Viasat
99% available in Louisville
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. T-Mobile Home Internet
1% available in Louisville
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

Eligible new customers get a $100 Virtual Prepaid Mastercard®

9. Xtream Powered by Mediacom
7% available in Louisville
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Louisville
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
11. BluegrassNet
57% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
1. Spectrum
99% available in Louisville
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

2. HughesNet
99% available in Louisville
Connection:
Geo Satellite & Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(199)
3. Viasat
99% available in Louisville
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Xtream Powered by Mediacom
7% available in Louisville
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Louisville
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
6. Ooma
50% available in Louisville
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Zayo Group
19% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. BluegrassNet
57% available in Louisville
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Louisville
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Louisville
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Louisville
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
4. Mint
Available in Louisville
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
5. Visible
Available in Louisville
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

Take our quiz to find out how much internet speed you need. Or use our internet speed test to test your current speeds.

0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

What is the best internet provider in Louisville?

AT&T provides the best internet service in Louisville, Kentucky. In the home of the Louisville Slugger, AT&T whomps it out of the park with 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 Order online
AT&T DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps N/A View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Windstream DSL 1000 Mbps 3.0/5 View Plans for Windstream
HughesNet Geo Satellite & Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for HughesNet
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5 View Plans for Viasat
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Xtream Powered by Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xtream Powered by Mediacom
Easy Internet Now Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.5/5
BluegrassNet DSL 6 Mbps N/A View Plans for BluegrassNet
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink

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

EarthLink gets the highest ratings out of all national internet providers in our customer satisfaction survey. Of the 13 providers, EarthLink gets the overall best customer satisfaction rating, while AT&T and Spectrum take third place. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet also does really well, taking second place in our analysis of regional providers.

This is the third year in a row that EarthLink has dominated our customer satisfaction survey. This time, the ISP not only got the highest ratings overall but also ranked first in customer service and price.

Spectrum customers seemed very happy with their internet services. While the provider got low rankings for price, it took second place for speed and third place for reliability. While slightly less glowing, AT&T also did fairly well. The provider scored especially high in our survey for price and landed in the top five for speed, reliability, and customer service.

Not to be outdone, T-Mobile’s budding 5G Home Internet service got excellent rankings among regional providers. It came in second (just behind the formidable Google Fiber) for every category, and 94% of T-Mobile customers said their internet speeds “always” or “usually” meet their needs. That said, 14% of T-Mobile users also said they experience regular or constant outages—likely a side-effect of T-Mobile’s fixed wireless connection.

Fastest internet service providers in Louisville

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

Easy Internet Now offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 1000 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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Internet Deals and Promotions in Louisville, KY

ProviderAvailable DealView on Provider’s Site
AT&T Order a qualifying fiber internet plan to get a reward card worth $100 or $150.Get the Deal
Spectrum Get a free, 12-month trial of Peacock Premium when you sign up for a qualifying internet plan.Get the Deal
EarthLink Get a flat rate with EarthLink with no extra charges for installation, equipment, or data.Get the Deal
Xtream Powered by Mediacom Get a discount on the installation fee when you sign up online. Installation normally costs $109.99, but you can get it for either $35, $25 or at no extra cost at all depending on the plan you get.Get the Deal
Windstream Get a $100 Kinetic Visa® Prepaid Card when you sign up for a qualifying high-speed internet plan.Get the Deal
T-Mobile Sign up for T-Mobile 5G Home Internet to get a $50 Virtual Prepaid Mastercard® covering the cost of one month’s worth of service.Get the Deal
HughesNet Get free standard installation when you sign up for a qualifying satellite internet plan.Get the Deal
Viasat Get a $300 VISA prepaid card and up to $300 off on a qualifying satellite internet plan.Get the Deal

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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.

Louisville internet provider availability

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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 satisfaction ratings, solid prices, 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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Marcus O | 02-07-2022

I've had AT&T Fiber internet service for <30 days. I've had tons of issues, tried to self-service fix but couldn't. I called last Wednesday to get help they gave me Friday as a service date, canceled due to weather. I checked in today to find out new date and they had no record of me needing help. Internet is dropping every hour, they gave me Wednesday as the new date after talking to 3 different people on chat.

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Joyce O | 01-05-2017

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 | 06-18-2015

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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