Internet Service Providers in
Lexington, KY

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Satellite Internet 99% coverage in Lexington, KY Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
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DSL Internet 87% coverage in Lexington, KY Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
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Lexington, KY provider recommendations

Windstream Internet: Most affordable internet in Lexington

Windstream Internet: Most affordable internet in Lexington

pro
Pros
pro Affordable internet plans
pro No data caps
pro Deals for new customers
con
Cons
con Slow internet speeds

Lexington doesn’t have many options when it comes to internet providers, and for now, the best we can do is Windstream Internet. Windstream offers DSL internet to Lexington, which maxes out at 100Mbps. Many folks may not get close to that 100Mbps. You’re  more likely to get slower speeds. But you can still stream and game with those internet speeds.

The best part about Windstream is that it costs way less than the satellite internet alternatives. You also don’t need to worry about data caps with Windstream, so you can use as much internet as you want, you’ll just need to live with the slower speeds.

If you have access to Windstream’s fiber internet plans where you live, then you won the jackpot and you should sign up for a fiber plan right away.

Best Windstream internet plan for most people: Kinetic Internet by Windstream, up to 100Mbps for $39.99/mo.

Most (if not all) of Windstream’s coverage in Lexington is DSL, so if that’s what you can get in your neighborhood, this plan is your best bet. Even if you get slower speeds than the 100Mbps maximum, the price tag is still fair.

Hughesnet: Somewhat affordable satellite internet

HughesNet Internet pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro Availability just about everywhere
pro Cheaper prices than Viasat
pro Decent broadband speeds
con
Cons
con Higher prices than cable or fiber internet
con Low data caps

If satellite is your only option for getting an internet connection where you’re at, Hughesnet’s cheapest internet plan costs less than anything you can get with the other big satellite provider, Viasat. Hughesnet offers a 50GB data cap plan that costs $49.99 a month, which can work for minimalist internet users who mostly log on for light email and browsing. If you plan on streaming every University of Kentucky basketball game, you will definitely hit that data cap quickly.

Your internet speeds likely end up very similar to what DSL internet can offer, usually hovering between 20 and 30Mbps. That’s still enough internet speeds to stream live TV or Netflix, but you may have to settle for SD streaming quality.

Best Hughesnet internet plan for most people: 100GB for $74.99/mo.

Rather than separating plans by data speeds, Hughesnet plans differ by data caps. You can get as high as a 200GB data cap with Hughesnet, but it costs you a whopping $149.99 a month. Since we don’t want an internet bill that feels more like a car payment, we recommend making the 100GB data plan work.

Viasat: Best fiber internet

Viasat Internet pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro Higher data caps
pro Internet speed options
pro Availability just about everywhere
con
Cons
con Very expensive prices

Viasat starts at $69.99 a month and gives you a 60GB data cap with 25Mbps download speeds. It’s a bit more expensive than Hughesnet’s base internet plan, but you do get a higher data cap, which means more online streaming and gaming. You can tear through a 60GB data cap pretty quickly—a day or two of Seinfeld binge-watching could do it—so you need to keep an eye on our data usage every month. When you hit your cap, your speeds slow down considerably.

As opposed to Hughesnet, you can pay more every month for faster internet speeds with Viasat. You can get up to 100Mbps with a 500GB data cap, but it costs $299 a month. We would never recommend spending that much on your internet plan unless you absolutely need the fast internet speeds and high data cap.

Best Viasat internet plan for most people: Choice 25, 25Mbps for $69.99/mo.

Try to make the cheapest Viasat satellite internet plan work to keep your internet costs within a reasonable range.

Viasat
Viasat
pro Speeds up to 150 Mbps
pro Satellite connections
HughesNet
Hughesnet
pro Speeds up to 100 Mbps
pro Satellite connections

Tech type availability in Lexington, KY

Fiber availability

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Renowned for its reliability, fiber can reach download and upload speeds up to 10,000Mbps. While it isn’t available everywhere, it’s the best internet you can get.

Cable availability

0%

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Cable is bread-and-butter internet—widely available, often affordable, and very fast, delivering download speeds that range anywhere from 25Mbps to 1,200Mbps.

DSL availability

87%

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DSL maxes out at 100Mbps, but many DSL customers get much slower speeds than that. DSL is becoming obsolete, but it’s still a solid option in rural areas.

Satellite availability

100%

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Satellite is available practically everywhere, even in the most remote parts of the country. It’s costly and comes with strict data limits and slow speeds, so use it as a last resort.

Fastest internet plans and providers in
Lexington, KY

The fastest internet providers can get you gigabit or even multi-gigabit speeds. Not everyone needs a 1,000Mbps connection or faster, but it’s worth the investment if you’re a power user or live in a large household.

Provider
Max Download Speed
Connection Type
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Windstream
2000 MbpsDSL
Viasat
150 MbpsSatellite
HughesNet
100 MbpsSatellite

How much speed do you need?

Take a look below at what you can do with different speeds commonly offered by internet service providers (ISPs). You can read more about the average user’s speed needs in our internet speed guide.

Internet Speed
No. of people
No. of devices
Activities
5–25Mbps 1–2 1–5 Casual web browsing • Emails • Social media • Streaming SD video • Streaming music
25–50Mbps 2–4 4–7 Streaming HD and 4K video • Streaming music • Online gaming • Light work from home
50–100Mbps 4–6 7–10 Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Working from home • Using home security devices
100–500Mbps 6+ 10+ Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Running a home office • Using home security and smart home devices
500–1,000Mbps 10+ 15+ Running a home office or creative profession • Streaming in 4K • Live streaming • Online gaming • Using home security and smart home devices

To get these numbers, we used the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband speed guide, our streaming internet speed guide, and our Zoom internet speed guide.

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