Internet Access in Ohio

Sitting in the middle of all the states, Ohio ranks 24th on the broadband access scale. The southeast portion of Ohio having less access to high-speed coverage, while the northeast and southwest corners experiences good broadband coverage. Ohio’s average download is 102.1Mbps, which considered an average speed, too.

Speed for Major providers in Ohio
Major Providers

Cox

1000 Mbps

1000 Mbps

100 Mbps

940 Mbps

940 Mbps

Avg Download Speed
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89.30%

Terrestrial Broadband Coverage

47.70%

Wired Low Price Plan Access

65.9

Mbps Average State Wide Speed

24th

State Broadband Access Ranking

93.2%

of Ohioans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

98.2%

of Ohioans have access to wireline service.

Internet Speed in Top Ohio Cities
Top Cities
Avg Download Speed
No. Of Providers

Cincinnati

89.3 MBPS

25 Providers

Columbus

77.9 MBPS

31 Providers

Cleveland

39.9 MBPS

34 Providers

Dayton

59.7 MBPS

25 Providers

Toledo

53.1 MBPS

26 Providers

The State of Broadband

Sitting in the middle of all the states, Ohio ranks 24th on the broadband access scale. The southeast portion of Ohio having less access to high-speed coverage, while the northeast and southwest corners experiences good broadband coverage. Ohio’s average download is 102.1Mbps, which considered an average speed, too.

The Digital Divide

Ohio offers 269 internet providers operating in the state, with 217,000 people going without access to even one of these providers where they live. However, 94.0% of Ohioans have access to wired broadband with speeds of 25Mbps or faster.

Best-Connected Cities

Cincinnati, Hamilton, Columbus, Akron, and Dayton have the best internet when it comes to speed, coverage, and pricing.

Worst-Connected Cities

Although Stafford, Summitville, Alledonia, Cameron, and Middle Bass do not have access to wired broadband internet.

Governmental Initiatives

$141,300,142 in federal grant funding has been put toward expansion of broadband infrastructure through programs within the state, and there is legislation issued as a comprehensive plan to expand and enhance the state’s broadband network.