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Internet providers in Covington, KY

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Covington, KY internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Altafiber $39.99 250 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic74%
Altafiber $39.99 250 - 1,000 MbpsDSL53%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Covington internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Covington is comparable to the rest of Kentucky - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Covington area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Covington residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 92% of those living in Covington.

There are four internet providers serving the Covington area, and 98.14% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Covington's four internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Covington

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 124 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Covington

The largest internet providers in Covington are Spectrum and Altafiber bringing cable, fiber-optic, and DSL options to Covington.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Covington residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Altafiber, which covers 74% of the area. Covington’s third most-available internet provider, Altafiber, offers DSL to around 53% of Covington residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Covington covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Covington residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $56.24.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Covington, $0.27.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Covington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Altafiber fiber-optic internet

Provider
Altafiber
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

250 Mbps

Average availability

74%

Fiber-optic from Altafiber offers broadband to most households in Covington covering 74% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Altafiber is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Covington than other internet types.

Internet prices for Altafiber start at $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $56.24.

Altafiber customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 250 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.16 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Covington, $0.27.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Altafiber offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 250 Mbps in Covington. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Altafiber DSL internet

Provider
Altafiber
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

53%

DSL from Altafiber offers broadband to about half of households in Covington covering 53% of the area.

DSL internet from Altafiber uses telephone lines in Covington to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Altafiber start at $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $56.24.

Altafiber customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 250 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.16 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Covington, $0.27.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Altafiber offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Covington. These download speeds are available to 53% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Covington, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Covington, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Covington and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Covington at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Covington at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Covington residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Covington with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Covington. The next fastest internet provider in Covington is Altafiber, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 74% of the area.

Altafiber offers the cheapest internet in Covington with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $56.24.

Altafiber is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Covington, covering 74% of the city.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.