Louisiana Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Louisiana Internet Facts in 2022

  • Louisiana currently ranks 47th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly two in ten Louisiana residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that seven in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,888 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Louisiana, 86.8% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 40th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Jefferson 99.99%
St. Bernard 99.97%
St. John the Baptist 99.97%
St. James 99.93%
Ascension 99.90%
Terrebonne 99.89%
Orleans 99.83%
Lafourche 99.64%
East Baton Rouge 99.57%
Lafayette 99.47%
Lowest
Catahoula 0%
La Salle 0%
Sabine 0%
Winn 0%
Bienville 0.03%
Tensas 0.08%
Avoyelles 0.14%
Jackson 0.63%
Vernon 1.74%
Beauregard 2.98%

In Louisiana, 70.8% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 28th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Louisiana

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 81%
  • Without: 19%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 81%
  • Cellular data only: 15%
  • Satellite: 9%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 9%
  • 18-64: 9%
  • 65+ adults: 9%

  • <$20,000: 42%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 19%
  • $75,000+: 6%

  • Black: 12%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 10%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Mixed race: 7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11%
  • White: 7%

  • Employed: 8%
  • Unemployed: 12%

  • Less than high school: 15%
  • Some college or associate degree: 10%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 4%

Internet Speed in Top Louisiana Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
New Orleans 178.3 MBPS 21 Providers
Baton Rouge 202.8 MBPS 22 Providers
Shreveport 216.0 MBPS 21 Providers
Lafayette 188.6 MBPS 19 Providers
Metairie 181.6 MBPS 17 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Louisiana

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 211.7 MBPS
Cox Communications 189.7 MBPS
AT&T Internet 158.9 MBPS
Spectrum 156.6 MBPS
Optimum by Altice 41.9 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Acadia 76.8%
Allen 40.9%
Ascension 99.9%
Assumption 99.0%
Avoyelles 23.2%
Beauregard 19.8%
Bienville 4.6%
Bossier 66.9%
Caddo 97.2%
Calcasieu 61.0%
Caldwell 55.8%
Cameron 77.2%
Catahoula 0.4%
Claiborne 42.2%
Concordia 21.6%
De Soto 72.7%
East Baton Rouge 99.7%
East Carroll 64.4%
East Feliciana 18.7%
Evangeline 67.8%
Franklin 36.8%
Grant 4.7%
Iberia 88.4%
Iberville 92.1%
Jackson 14.6%
Jefferson 100.0%
Jefferson Davis 76.7%
Lafayette 99.5%
Lafourche 99.6%
La Salle 19.4%
Lincoln 16.5%
Livingston 99.2%
Madison 69.7%
Morehouse 22.9%
Natchitoches 52.4%
Orleans 99.8%
Ouachita 97.9%
Plaquemines 72.6%
Pointe Coupee 85.4%
Rapides 24.1%
Red River 34.3%
Richland 53.8%
Sabine 6.5%
St. Bernard 100.0%
St. Charles 98.9%
St. Helena 42.5%
St. James 99.9%
St. John the Baptist 100.0%
St. Landry 87.9%
St. Martin 95.5%
St. Mary 96.9%
St. Tammany 99.4%
Tangipahoa 89.8%
Tensas 0.1%
Terrebonne 99.9%
Union 41.8%
Vermilion 97.2%
Vernon 24.3%
Washington 39.7%
Webster 23.6%
West Baton Rouge 97.1%
West Carroll 35.4%
West Feliciana 40.6%
Winn 0.1%

Internet Providers By City in Louisiana

Abbeville 98.6% 15 providers
Abita Springs 96.3% 12 providers
Addis 100.0% 13 providers
Albany 99.8% 9 providers
Alexandria 30.3% 15 providers
Amite 78.5% 14 providers
Arcadia 0.1% 11 providers
Arnaudville 90.2% 15 providers
Baker 100.0% 12 providers
Ball 4.3% 9 providers
Basile 70.2% 10 providers
Bastrop 11.8% 12 providers
Baton Rouge 99.7% 22 providers
Belle Chasse 98.0% 15 providers
Benton 49.2% 12 providers
Bernice 10.9% 9 providers
Berwick 99.9% 11 providers
Bogalusa 66.4% 11 providers
Bossier City 78.4% 18 providers
Bourg 100.0% 13 providers
Boyce 0.0% 10 providers
Breaux Bridge 99.4% 13 providers
Broussard 92.8% 17 providers
Brusly 99.9% 12 providers
Bunkie 1.9% 12 providers
Calhoun 93.7% 15 providers
Carencro 99.9% 16 providers
Chalmette 100.0% 11 providers
Chauvin 100.0% 11 providers
Choudrant 67.3% 14 providers
Church Point 78.2% 10 providers
Clinton 15.1% 10 providers
Colfax 7.7% 10 providers
Columbia 53.2% 12 providers
Cottonport 50.2% 7 providers
Coushatta 40.0% 9 providers
Covington 99.8% 14 providers
Crowley 90.0% 12 providers
Cut Off 99.5% 11 providers
Delhi 56.3% 11 providers
Denham Springs 98.9% 17 providers
Dequincy 95.4% 9 providers
Deridder 3.6% 11 providers
Des Allemands 99.3% 11 providers
Destrehan 100.0% 13 providers
Deville 11.7% 11 providers
Donaldsonville 99.9% 12 providers
Downsville 32.5% 11 providers
Doyline 0.0% 11 providers
Dry Prong 12.9% 12 providers
Dubach 5.4% 10 providers
Duson 95.9% 13 providers
Ethel 0.0% 11 providers
Eunice 90.4% 11 providers
Farmerville 60.5% 13 providers
Ferriday 0.2% 12 providers
Florien 0.4% 10 providers
Folsom 91.3% 12 providers
Fort Polk 90.0% 9 providers
Franklin 96.5% 13 providers
Franklinton 24.1% 11 providers
Galliano 100.0% 13 providers
Geismar 99.1% 12 providers
Glenmora 51.5% 10 providers
Gonzales 100.0% 15 providers
Grambling 2.7% 9 providers
Gramercy 100.0% 13 providers
Gray 100.0% 14 providers
Grayson 62.5% 11 providers
Greensburg 45.3% 10 providers
Greenwell Springs 99.1% 14 providers
Greenwood 95.0% 9 providers
Gretna 100.0% 15 providers
Gueydan 85.0% 14 providers
Hahnville 89.0% 11 providers
Hammond 99.9% 17 providers
Harvey 100.0% 16 providers
Haughton 50.1% 10 providers
Haynesville 65.9% 8 providers
Holden 95.2% 12 providers
Homer 42.3% 9 providers
Houma 99.9% 20 providers
Independence 99.4% 12 providers
Iota 64.1% 12 providers
Iowa 35.8% 16 providers
Jackson 11.6% 12 providers
Jeanerette 74.6% 17 providers
Jena 11.4% 7 providers
Jennings 85.7% 15 providers
Jonesboro 3.5% 9 providers
Jonesville 0.5% 7 providers
Kaplan 98.5% 13 providers
Keithville 87.2% 8 providers
Kenner 100.0% 18 providers
Kentwood 2.3% 11 providers
Kinder 75.6% 11 providers
La Place 100.0% 14 providers
Lacombe 98.3% 12 providers
Lafayette 100.0% 19 providers
Lake Arthur 88.2% 10 providers
Lake Charles 48.4% 20 providers
Lake Providence 73.9% 9 providers
Larose 99.9% 7 providers
Leesville 4.6% 10 providers
Livingston 100.0% 13 providers
Lockport 99.5% 10 providers
Logansport 64.0% 11 providers
Loranger 86.9% 12 providers
Luling 100.0% 10 providers
Lutcher 100.0% 14 providers
Madisonville 98.8% 13 providers
Mamou 72.3% 7 providers
Mandeville 99.9% 14 providers
Mansfield 84.9% 12 providers
Mansura 46.1% 9 providers
Many 16.2% 11 providers
Marksville 0.0% 12 providers
Marrero 100.0% 15 providers
Maurice 97.2% 12 providers
Meraux 100.0% 12 providers
Metairie 100.0% 17 providers
Minden 1.6% 12 providers
Monroe 98.4% 17 providers
Montegut 99.2% 9 providers
Morgan City 99.9% 14 providers
Napoleonville 97.9% 12 providers
Natchitoches 66.6% 13 providers
New Iberia 91.8% 17 providers
New Orleans 99.9% 21 providers
New Roads 99.9% 14 providers
Oak Grove 48.1% 11 providers
Oakdale 3.8% 11 providers
Opelousas 95.8% 14 providers
Patterson 99.9% 13 providers
Paulina 100.0% 12 providers
Pearl River 99.4% 12 providers
Pierre Part 99.8% 13 providers
Pineville 21.6% 12 providers
Pitkin 21.9% 9 providers
Plain Dealing 69.2% 8 providers
Plaquemine 99.7% 12 providers
Pollock 3.3% 10 providers
Ponchatoula 99.8% 13 providers
Port Allen 95.6% 14 providers
Port Barre 92.9% 12 providers
Prairieville 100.0% 13 providers
Raceland 98.4% 12 providers
Ragley 81.2% 13 providers
Rayne 80.6% 13 providers
Rayville 50.9% 13 providers
Reserve 100.0% 10 providers
Ruston 16.7% 12 providers
Saint Amant 99.9% 13 providers
Saint Bernard 100.0% 10 providers
Saint Francisville 43.1% 12 providers
Saint Gabriel 68.1% 12 providers
Saint Martinville 90.6% 15 providers
Saint Rose 100.0% 14 providers
Schriever 99.7% 14 providers
Scott 96.0% 16 providers
Shreveport 99.0% 21 providers
Slidell 100.0% 16 providers
Springfield 96.9% 12 providers
Springhill 98.1% 7 providers
Sterlington 91.1% 10 providers
Stonewall 98.5% 10 providers
Sulphur 92.8% 18 providers
Sunset 94.7% 14 providers
Tallulah 76.2% 13 providers
Thibodaux 100.0% 16 providers
Tickfaw 100.0% 11 providers
Vacherie 100.0% 14 providers
Vidalia 60.8% 13 providers
Ville Platte 69.7% 11 providers
Vinton 80.5% 15 providers
Violet 100.0% 11 providers
Walker 99.1% 14 providers
Washington 56.5% 13 providers
Welsh 76.5% 12 providers
West Monroe 98.5% 16 providers
Westlake 94.6% 14 providers
Westwego 99.9% 13 providers
White Castle 97.7% 14 providers
Winnfield 0.2% 11 providers
Winnsboro 43.8% 11 providers
Youngsville 98.2% 15 providers
Zachary 99.6% 16 providers
Zwolle 0.0% 10 providers