Internet Providers in Benton, LA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Benton, LA
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.88

Internet Access in Benton, Louisiana

Benton features two major Internet service options to understand — cable (58.79% availability) and DSL (79.96% availability). Coaxial cable Internet service is generally provided by TV corporations using their pre-existing coaxial TV lines strung up on utility poles or buried along the street. DSL Internet is delivered over twisted copper phone wires. The vast majority of Benton neighborhoods and blocks have access to coaxial cable and/or DSL service from two or more Internet companies.

AT&T Internet as well as Suddenlink Communications also have Internet service in Benton, although speed test data suggests that real-world performance from AT&T Internet may be more robust.

The plans displayed on this page are collected manually through our data team.

There is above-average competition between providers within Benton, but 2,000 residents can't get access to more than one provider. If these residents aren't pleased by their service from the incumbent provider, they are left with no option but to use a less reliable wireless. Luckily, this issue isn't widespread in Benton — the majority of households have 3-4 Internet options.

According to the latest FCC filings and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the largest providers in Benton so far as coverage area. The more common companies frequently overlap around Benton.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Benton, Louisiana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Benton, Louisiana

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 66.7% Availability in Benton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Suddenlink - Cable - 58.8% Availability in Benton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 34.8% Availability in Benton - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 31.6% Availability in Benton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 7.3% Availability in Benton - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Benton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Benton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Benton

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Benton is the 70th most connected city in Louisiana ahead of Oil City, Mooringsport, Barksdale Afb, and Plain Dealing, but behind Bossier City.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Bossier 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: 35% of people living in Benton 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 77% of Benton 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, 71006 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Benton.

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

In Bossier Parish, approximately 10,000 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.

Data Caps and Video Streaming in Benton

Data from our researchers shows that some of the popular providers currently use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers insist that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Benton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 66.7%+ 100 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications Cable 58.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 34.8%+ 940 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 31.6%+ 25 Mbps
Bluebird Broadband Services Fixed Wireless 16.5%+ 10 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 7.3%+ 60 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 60 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 47.1%+ 940 Mbps
Suddenlink Business Cable 25.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Benton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Benton 26.6 Mbps 8 $0.44 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +388.8 Mbps ) 14 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +92.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +89.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +100.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +101 Mbps ) 8 $0.33 ( $0.00 )