Internet providers in Independence, KY

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Independence, KY internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Cincinnati Bell $44.99 500 - 30 MbpsDSL81%
Cincinnati Bell $44.99 500 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic62%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Independence internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Independence 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 Independence area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Independence residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 62% of those living in Independence.

There are four internet providers serving the Independence area, and 96.49% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Independence's four internet providers, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Independence

The largest internet providers in Independence are Spectrum and Cincinnati Bell bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Independence.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Independence residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Cincinnati Bell, which covers 81% of the area. Independence’s third most-available internet provider, Cincinnati Bell, offers fiber-optic to around 62% of Independence residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $49.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Independence, $0.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Independence. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Cincinnati Bell DSL internet

Provider

Cincinnati Bell

Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

81%

DSL from Cincinnati Bell offers broadband to nearly all households in Independence covering 81% of the area.

DSL internet from Cincinnati Bell uses telephone lines in Independence 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 Cincinnati Bell start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $49.99.

Cincinnati Bell customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 500 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.09 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Independence, $0.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cincinnati Bell offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Independence. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Cincinnati Bell fiber-optic internet

Provider

Cincinnati Bell

Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

250 Mbps

Average availability

62%

Fiber-optic from Cincinnati Bell offers broadband to most households in Independence covering 62% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Cincinnati Bell start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $49.99.

Cincinnati Bell customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 500 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.09 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Independence, $0.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cincinnati Bell offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 250 Mbps in Independence. These download speeds are available to 62% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Independence and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Independence at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Independence at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Independence residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cincinnati Bell is the fastest internet provider in Independence with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 62% of households in Independence. The next fastest internet provider in Independence is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Independence with plans starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $49.99.

Cincinnati Bell is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Independence, covering 62% of the city.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.