In Ohio, approximately 94.90% of the state has internet service with speeds of 15 Mbps available for purchase through internet service providers; however, approximately 6.00% of the state’s residents have little to no internet connection readily available to them. Some of those with limited internet access have dial-up or legacy copper DSL internet service, but their internet is so slow that streaming, video conferencing, online gaming and other activities requiring high-speed internet are out of reach.
Wireless providers reach 100% of the state of Ohio, but other forms of internet technology are less widely available in Ohio than in other states. Only 92.90% of the population of Ohio has access to DSL internet service. Cable internet is available to 92.90%, while only 92.90% have access to fiber internet. Less than 92.90% of Ohio is served by three or more wired internet providers (DSL, cable and fiber internet).