Internet providers in Richmond, KY

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Richmond internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Richmond 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 Richmond area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Richmond residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 8.110% of those living in Richmond.

There are six internet providers serving the Richmond area, and 96.15% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Richmond's six 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 Richmond

The largest internet providers in Richmond are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Richmond.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Richmond residents, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Richmond’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Richmond residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Richmond covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Richmond 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $47.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Richmond, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Richmond. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Richmond's providers, 244 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Richmond 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 Richmond, $47.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Richmond, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Richmond. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Richmond's providers, 244 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Richmond covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Richmond where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $47.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Richmond, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Richmond. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Richmond's providers, 244 Mbps.

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Richmond, KY internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 8.115%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 18 Mbps DSL 86%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 Mbps Cable 100%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 50 Mbps DSL 1.038%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Richmond with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 8.115% of households in Richmond. The next fastest internet provider in Richmond is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Richmond with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $47.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Richmond, covering 8.115% of the city.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.