Internet providers in Lexington, KY

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At 100%, broadband coverage in Lexington 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 Lexington area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Lexington 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 13% of those living in Lexington.

There are five internet providers serving the Lexington area. Among Lexington's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Lexington

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Lexington residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 98% of the area. Lexington’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers fiber-optic to around 13% of Lexington residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Lexington covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lexington, $47.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lexington, $1.98.

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 Lexington. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lexington's providers, 588 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in Lexington covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Lexington 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 Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lexington, $47.49.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lexington, $1.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Lexington. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lexington's providers, 588 Mbps.

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Windstream fiber-optic internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

13%

Fiber-optic from Windstream offers broadband to a limited number of households in Lexington covering 13% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lexington, $47.49.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lexington, $1.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Lexington. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lexington's providers, 588 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Lexington, KY internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 99%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 1,000 Mbps DSL 98%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 13%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Lexington with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Lexington. The next fastest internet provider in Lexington is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 13% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Lexington with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lexington, $47.49.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lexington, covering 13% of the city.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.