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Internet providers in 42431

Find internet providers serving the 42431 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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42431 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL81%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable93%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable40%
Cameron Communications $30.00 6 - 15 MbpsDSL1.730%
Cameron Communications $30.00 6 - 15 MbpsWired0.160%
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42431 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 42431 ZIP code 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 42431 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 94% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 10% of those living in the 42431 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 42431 area, and 85.57% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 42431, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Madisonville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 32 Mbps 24 Mbps DSL
Viasat 2 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
HughesNet 7 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 106 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 42431

The largest internet providers serving the 42431 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most in the 42431 ZIP code, covering 81% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 93% of the area. Madisonville’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 40% of residents in the 42431 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

81%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 42431 ZIP code, covering 81% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Madisonville, $48.33.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madisonville, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in 42431 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madisonville's providers, 60 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 42431 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 42431 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 Madisonville, $48.33.

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 Madisonville, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 42431 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madisonville's providers, 60 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

40%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to about half of households in the 42431 ZIP code, covering 40% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 42431 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Madisonville, $48.33.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madisonville, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 42431 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 40% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madisonville's providers, 60 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 42431 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 42431 and the greater Madisonville area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Madisonville at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Madisonville at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 42431 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 42431 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 42431 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 81% of households in 42431. The next fastest internet provider in the 42431 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 93% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 42431 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Madisonville, $48.33.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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%.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.