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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

$49,844 average income per household

42 average age per household

50% of population employed


2% lower than national average

Ranked 43rd nationally


17% lower than national average

Ranked 48th nationally


15% higher than national average

Ranked 14th nationally


2% lower than national average

Ranked 36th nationally

Average download speed
116.7 Mbps

14.76% lower than national average
Ranks 35th nationally

Average upload speed
59.1 Mbps

0.59% higher than national average
Ranks 27th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Kentucky

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
XFINITY 215.49 Mbps 18.84 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
DUO Broadband 191.9 Mbps 32.78 Mbps 43.17% View Plans for DUO Broadband
Hopkinsville Electric System 177.21 Mbps 138.25 Mbps 85.75% View Plans for Hopkinsville Electric System
Shentel 162.41 Mbps 26.38 Mbps 83.39% View Plans for Shentel
100% of people in Kentucky have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 13th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245 Mbps 91.53% 79.14% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 719.7 Mbps 95.41% 84.64% See all providers for Cable
DSL 736.76 Mbps 59.13% 74.99% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 3035.42 Mbps 62.96% 81.73% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 45.93 Mbps 25.46% 70.45% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 100 Mbps 0.41% 95% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 99.15 Mbps 99.89% 100% 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 233.41 Mbps 24.18 Mbps 70% XFINITY
La Grange 174.83 Mbps 69.11 Mbps 91% AT&T
Newport 174.45 Mbps 22.66 Mbps 33% Spectrum
Crestwood 163.39 Mbps 92.79 Mbps 94% Spectrum
Independence 163.35 Mbps 91.35 Mbps 24% Spectrum

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 Newport 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 760,871 100% 100% 100%
Millwood 354,412 100% 100% 100%
Lexington-Fayette urban 295,937 100% 21% 100%
Frankfort 51,119 100% 100% 100%
Jeffersontown 26,187 100% 100% 100%
Covington 40,773 100% 100% 100%
Radcliff 23,134 100% 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: 760,871

Median income: $60,256

136.78 Mbps
avg. download speed

58.99 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: 117,873

Median income: $69,251

141.48 Mbps
avg. download speed

69.1 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


Population: 85,170

Median income: $55,082

77.39 Mbps
avg. download speed

47.8 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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