Internet Providers in Baton Rouge, LA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Baton Rouge, LA
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $63.65

Internet Access in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge's Internet availability data on this page is calculated based on FCC datasets. Then, we ensure the data is cross-validated against private lit address files. We've processed 58,131 rows of FCC and privatized data about broadband availability in Baton Rouge. Our research team has manually collected pricing info and terms for 467 Internet and bundle plans in Baton Rouge. Average download speed information is drawn from 108,081 user speed test recordings performed in the most recent 12 months.

Viasat Internet is the most commonly available provider in Baton Rouge. They are accessible for close to one hundred percent of Baton Rouge. HughesNet is also a common option, serving virtually one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Baton Rouge is 25 Mbps download.

Looking at network technologies installed in Baton Rouge, the most common hardwired broadband Internet tech options are IPBB and Fiber (94.33 percent coverage) and Cable (97.87 percent coverage). TV companies are usually the source for cable home Internet service, seeing as they can leverage their existing coaxial TV cables — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to Internet service. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

The average Baton Rouge home will have 3-4 companies serving their location, or exactly 3.41 providers per census block. Still, 3.73 percent of Baton Rouge residents are stuck with one choice for home broadband service.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Cox Communications is also in Baton Rouge with service for 97 percent of residents and a top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Providers like T-Mobile Home Internet can deliver 0 Mbps or more via direct wireless hardware. There are also 11 providers in Baton Rouge offering specialized enterprise service like T1 and MPLS. See the map below to compare how many options residents have at the census block level, or the "Download Speeds" tab to compare how local ISPs compare in speed tests.

  • There are 21 internet providers in Baton Rouge with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Baton Rouge is the 26th most connected city in Louisiana ahead of Denham Springs, Port Allen, Greenwell Springs, Baker, and Brusly.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Baton Rouge: Scotlandville
  • The fastest zip code in Baton Rouge for July 2021 is 70816. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

14,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.9%
EATEL 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 20.3%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 94.3%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 64.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Vexus 3.0 Mbps DSL 45m 30s 0.6%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Baton Rouge is the 26th most connected city in Louisiana ahead of Denham Springs, Port Allen, Greenwell Springs, Baker, and Brusly.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 7,000 people in East Baton Rouge Parish don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 51% of people living in Baton Rouge have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 96% of Baton Rouge residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 70816 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Baton Rouge.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In East Baton Rouge Parish, approximately 8,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Internet Competition surrounding Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical Col and Southern University And A & M College

In the two-mile area around Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical Col, the average home has 2-3 different choices for consumer internet access. The selection of internet service options near Southern University And A & M College is virtually the same. Both Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical Col and Southern University And A & M College currently have download speeds that are more than capable of meeting students needs such as streaming films, sharing sizable items, and video gaming. Download speed test records collected in the same zip where Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical Col is based show an average recorded speed of 138.6 Mbps download, as opposed with 33.43 Mbps around the Southern University And A & M College area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be available in every street close to campus, and could be unavailable in apartment complexes. Remember that these averages are based on download speed tests, and actual performance will likely be closer to the official speeds shown here.

Data Caps in Baton Rouge

Internet providers have decided to impose data limits onto residential broadband plans recently. This market trend holds true in the Baton Rouge market, with local ISPs like Cox selling capped plans. It's not a major issue for most Internet users, but it may affect users who upload a large amount of high-def video. For reference, an HD stream uses about three Gigabytes of data hourly, according to Netflix guidelines. SD content uses closer to 1GB/hour.

Internet access in Baton Rouge neighborhoods

We have analyzed information and statistics on Internet availability across a variety of areas within Baton Rouge: Scotlandville.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Baton Rouge

Speeds = Good; Customer Service = Lacking

Called to set up an appointment. No show on the day of. Called the following day only to find out that I now have an appointment the following day, which would be two days after the original appointment. Felt lied to and no communication from Mediacom customer support in regards to rescheduling, but I guess that is typical for their standards. Can't wait to drop their service and get 5G home internet once available. Glad there will be competition and maybe Mediacom will get their rears sorted. Been a customer for easily over a decade.

Tech from Baton Rouge was amazing

I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t order pay per view movies. I called customer service twice each time, hold time was 10 plus minutes. Finally got a hold of two different representatives who didn’t take down my account information and immediately told me I needed to be transferred to tech support and both calls were disconnected. Finally called back for tech support still waited 20 minutes, but once I spoke to their tech in Baton Rouge, I immediately felt at ease and was not angry anymore about being hung up twice by the prior two representatives. She was patient, professional, and went above and beyond to solve my problem. Thank you so much for helping me.

Good performance, OK customer service

Cox has been relatively reliable with consistent speeds and only rare outages but the prices are a bit steep and the technology employed is out of the 90s.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • What is the fastest Internet in Baton Rouge, LA?

    EATEL offers speeds up to 1000 Mbps, the fastest in Baton Rouge.

  • How much is Internet in Baton Rouge, LA?

    Internet costs $29.99/month for internet-only. Bundle plans with TV and phone start at $149.99/month in Baton Rouge.

  • Should I bundle my internet service in Baton Rouge, LA?

    Cox and AT&T offer the most robust bundles in Baton Rouge. Cox offers internet, TV, home phone, and smart home bundles with discounts on individual services for bundling. AT&T does not lower prices if you bundle; however, you will get access to free streaming services or exclusive sports channels and packages.

  • Which type of internet is best in Baton Rouge, LA?

    Baton Rouge has fiber, cable, DSL, and satellite internet available with speeds between 25 Mbps to 1 Gbps. Fiber and cable are the best types of internet connection regardless of location, but in Baton Rouge, cable is the more available option.