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Internet providers in Independence, KY

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Independence, KY internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Altafiber $39.99 250 - 1,000 MbpsDSL81%
Altafiber $39.99 250 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic62%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 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 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% 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 $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Independence

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 38 Mbps 9 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Independence

The largest internet providers in Independence are Spectrum and Altafiber 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 Altafiber, which covers 81% of the area. Independence’s third most-available internet provider, Altafiber, offers fiber-optic to around 62% of Independence 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 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $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 Independence, $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 Independence. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Independence'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

81%

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

DSL internet from Altafiber 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 Altafiber start at $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $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 Independence, $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 Independence. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Independence'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

62%

Fiber-optic from Altafiber offers broadband to most households in Independence covering 62% 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 Independence 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 Independence, $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 Independence, $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 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Independence at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Independence with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Independence. The next fastest internet provider in Independence is Altafiber, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 81% of the area.

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

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

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.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.