Internet Service in Louisiana

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Louisiana

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Louisiana Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
85%
85% BROADBAND COVERAGE
21%
21% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

30.6

36th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

86.5%

of Louisianians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

81.2%

of Louisianians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

14.9%

of Louisianians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

93.8%

of Louisianians have access to wireline service.

12.0%

of Louisianians have access to fiber-optic service.

86.0%

of Louisianians have access to cable service.

83.2%

of Louisianians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Louisianians have access to mobile broadband service.

25.2%

of Louisianians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Louisiana

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Madisonville52.1 MBPS10 Providers
2.Greenwell Springs47.3 MBPS12 Providers
3.Carencro46.5 MBPS13 Providers
4.Crowley41.2 MBPS12 Providers
5.Natchitoches38.2 MBPS10 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Louisiana

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Suddenlink Communications40.1 MBPS
Cox Communications38.4 MBPS
Charter Spectrum36.1 MBPS
AT&T Internet11.0 MBPS
Harbor Communications7.4 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Louisiana Broadband Initiative has been awarded $6,649,679 in federal grants for Louisiana's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $89,759,799, accounting for 2.6% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Louisiana.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 86.6% to 90.3% of Louisianians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 115 internet providers in Louisiana.
  • There are 619,000 people in Louisiana without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 702,000 people in Louisiana that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 283,000 people in Louisiana don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Louisiana CITIES

Average speed over time
Alexandria96.3%14 providers
Baton Rouge97.7%17 providers
Bossier City99.3%16 providers
Covington97.2%14 providers
Denham Springs97.1%16 providers
Gonzales99.1%12 providers
Gretna96.4%12 providers
Hammond99.8%16 providers
Harvey99.6%14 providers
Houma99.7%17 providers
Kenner96.7%16 providers
La Place99.7%13 providers
Lafayette97.7%21 providers
Lake Charles95.3%18 providers
Mandeville99.9%14 providers
Marrero98.6%14 providers
Metairie98.9%17 providers
Monroe97.7%14 providers
New Iberia79.0%13 providers
New Orleans95.7%19 providers
Opelousas94.5%12 providers
Pineville96.3%10 providers
Prairieville100.0%10 providers
Ruston91.1%10 providers
Shreveport98.4%17 providers
Slidell99.9%17 providers
Sulphur83.7%15 providers
Thibodaux99.9%12 providers
West Monroe97.8%11 providers
Westwego99.5%11 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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