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Kentucky Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in KY

^ An estimated 2,855,303 Kentucky residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

Internet Info in KY by City

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Internet Availability in KY

^ Collectively (all cities), 72.1% of all Kentucky residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 39th in the nation [2].

KY Internet Access

Kentucky Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in Kentucky

  • Median Landline Internet speeds in KY [3]
    • Median download speed: 6.68 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 2.2 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 14.67 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 4.42 Mb/s

Landline Internet Speed: Kentucky vs. the U.S.

How Kentucky landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in Kentucky

  • Median Wireless Internet speeds in KY [3]
    • Median download speed: 2.14 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 0.66 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 5.52 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 1.05 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Speed: Kentucky vs. the U.S.

How Kentucky wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Kentucky

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in KY

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Asymmetric DSL10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Asymmetric DSL10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Cable Modem50 Mb/s - 100 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in KY

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s200 Kb/s - 768 Kb/s
Wireless10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s200 Kb/s - 768 Kb/s

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Kentucky Internet Statistics

Kentucky Internet Connectivity

Kentucky: 65.8% of residents are connected, with 23.1% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in Kentucky


  • Kentucky Internet Connectivity [1]
    • It is estimated that 2,855,303 Kentucky residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, or elsewhere, or they are connected at multiple locations.
    • It is estimated that 1,484,064 Kentucky residents are not connected to the Internet at all. This includes not being connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • Kentucky Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 3,128,684 Kentucky residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in Kentucky

Kentucky: The median household income is $45,246; and 19% of households are below poverty level [6].


Kentucky Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

Kentucky Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in KY, median download speeds are 1.14 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 2.59 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in KY [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 5.55 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.01 Mb/s - 10.04 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 0.75 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.36 Mb/s - 0.96 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in KY [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 2.14 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 0.75 Mb/s - 5.52 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 0.66 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.35 Mb/s - 1.05 Mb/s

Kentucky Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of Kentucky [1]: 65.8% of KY residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 65.8% mark ranks Kentucky 42nd in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 25.7% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 5.6% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 11.4% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 23.1% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 34.2% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • Kentucky Internet Availability [2]
    • 72.1% of KY residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks Kentucky 39th in the country.

Kentucky Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in KY, median download speeds are 6.56 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 1.65 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in KY [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 9.15 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 3.04 Mb/s - 21.76 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 4.92 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 1.36 Mb/s - 10.77 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in KY [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 5.35 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.99 Mb/s - 12.21 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 0.92 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.42 Mb/s - 1.52 Mb/s

Additional information about Kentucky

About Kentucky

Kentucky has a population of approximately 4,339,367, which ranks 25th in the U.S. among all states. [6]

KY Internet Access

More about Kentucky Internet Access

For more information about Kentucky Internet Service Providers, or for additional resources regarding KY Internet service overall, visit The BROADBAND KY Initiative.

More About Kentucky

Of all residents in Kentucky, 75% have a high school diploma or higher, and 18% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

Kentucky Cities

ZIP Codes in KY


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References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau