Louisville Internet | Service Providers in Louisville
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About Internet Service in Louisville
The greater Louisville metropolitan area covers nearly 4,000 square miles across two states; it spans Kentucky and Indiana, and is home to more than 1.25 million people. Greater Louisville exceeds national averages for the availability of DSL, with 93% coverage. 99.6% Louisville residential properties have the option of cable television.
Louisville-Jefferson County Quick Facts
- Total Area (sq miles): 3,957
- Population: 1,311,072
- Housing Units: 574,881
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Internet Access in Louisville
Louisville is a connected city, with 100% wireless coverage and nearly complete cable and DSL coverage. Louisville is an often under-regarded technology market that usually surprises outsiders with its true tech savvy nature. Louisville outpaces the rest of Kentucky in DSL availability by 7% and surpasses the rest of the state by 20% in the availability of cable. The only place Louisville trails the rest of the state is in the amount of fiber available, for which it falls behind by about 1%.
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Internet Speed in Louisville
Metropolitan Louisville performs better than the rest of Kentucky in upload and download speeds, but is behind neighboring Indiana’s statewide averages. Louisville’s download speeds are outperformed by several smaller Kentucky cities, including Russellville, which has the state’s fastest downloads at 28.62 Mbps. At $3.83 per Mbps, Louisville Internet subscribers pay a rate that is comparable to Lexington and Bowling Green, and is substantially lower than Owensboro residents.
- Upload Speed: 2.69 Mbps
- Download Speed: 14.30 Mbps
- Source: NetIndex.com
While the national broadband map lists other ISPs for the greater Louisville area, many of them only provide commercial or enterprise level service, so we have left them off the following list.
For Louisville, the final list of ISPs looks like this:
- Time Warner
- AT&T U-verse
- Source: BroadbandMap.gov
- Service Areas: Louisville
- Service Tiers: High Speed Internet and High Speed Internet Advanced
- Downstream Speeds: 0.5 Mbps – 15 Mbps
- Monthly Price: $19.99 – $29.99
- Features and Limitations: Verizon lists DSL speeds up to 15 Mbps for downloads, but currently only offers 2 packages with a maximum download rate of 3 Mbps, which is below the statewide average.
- Service Areas: Availability based on address
- Service Tiers: Everyday Low Price, Basic, Standard, Turbo, Extreme and Ultimate
- Downstream Speeds: 2 Mbps, 3 Mbps, 15 Mbps, 20 Mbps, 30 Mbps and 50 Mbps
- Monthly Price: $14.99 – $64.99
- Features and Limitations: Upstream speeds range from 1 Mbps for the bottom three plans, 2 Mbps for the Turbo, and 5 Mbps for the Extreme and Ultimate packages. None of the packages include equipment, which must be purchased or rented separately.
- Service Areas: Availability based on phone number
- Service Tiers: Classic DSL, Extreme DSL and Extreme 6 DSL
- Downstream Speeds: 3-6 Mbps
- Monthly Price: $32.95, $39.95 and $49.95
- Features and Limitations: The service requires AT&T phone service and has an activation fee of $99, which is waived if service is maintained for 6 months. The upstream speeds are very slow and top out at 512 Kbps.
- Service Areas: Availability based on residential address in Louisville
- Service Tiers: Pro, Elite, Max, Max Plus, Max Turbo, and Power
- Downstream Speeds: 3 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 24 Mbps, and 45 Mbps
- Monthly Price: $29.95, $34.95, $44.95, $54.95, and $64.95
- Features and Limitations: A one year commitment is required at the time you sign up for service. Equipment and security software is bundled with the plans.
City Subscriber Resources
- University of Louisville Office of Technology Transfer: Their goal is to become a leader in technology transfer for the benefit of society.
- Library Information Technology Association: They are dedicated to assisting libraries of all sizes and descriptions with the implementation of information technology.