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Internet Providers in Gretna, Louisiana
Most Popular Internet Providers in Gretna, Louisiana:
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Internet Access in Gretna, Louisiana
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Gretna. HughesNet is also widely available.
The packages shown here are collected manually by our research team.
Gretna residents usually have more than one to them. View the mapping tool below to explore competition changes in different parts of Gretna.
Looking at technology choices, Gretna features all three major wired Internet types: fiber, cable, and DSL. As a rule of thumb, Fiber is the fastest medium for transmitting Internet. It's closely flanked by cable, with DSL coming in last. Cable is popular as a mid-range option.
Aside from the Internet providers detailed above, C Spire Fiber is a third choice for wired broadband in close to one hundred percent of the Gretna area. Wireless companies like NOLA Broadband and satellite Internet companies such as are worth looking at, but the incumbent wired options usually offer a better value when it comes to speed and price.
- There are 14 internet providers in Gretna with 7 of those offering residential service
- Gretna is the 8th most connected city in Louisiana ahead of Marrero, Westwego, Belle Chasse, and Arabi, but behind Harvey.
- Explore internet access for communities within Gretna: Terrytown
- The fastest zip code in Gretna for July 2021 is 70056. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.9% of consumers in Gretna1,000 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 Gretna, Louisiana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Cox Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||97.2%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||97.9%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|C Spire Fiber||20 Mbps||Fiber||6m 49s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues in Gretna
Data from our researchers shows that common providers in Gretna use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers explain that data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Compare Gretna to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Gretna||102.6 Mbps||9||$0.52 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +431.8 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.41 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +46.2 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +58 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +66.9 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +59.5 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|