Internet Providers in Homer, LA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Homer, LA
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $72

Internet Access in Homer, Louisiana

The average census block area within Homer has access to, on average, 2.46 Internet providers. So, a majority of households in Homer have at least 2-3 options for Internet.

Coverage from the two biggest companies, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Homer.

Fixed wireless is the top broadband technology available in much of the Homer area, discounting less ideal Internet options such as satellite or LTE Internet. Our latest data suggests that 90.82 percent of of residents have coverage for fixed wireless service. This footprint will most likely reach more customers as fixed wireless technology improves.

AT&T is one of the top three providers in Homer according to coverage area. They are available for 90 percent of local addresses.

Broadband access stats on the page below are drawn from public governmental data from the FCC and private data we collect directly from industry sources, or via private sources. Statistics regarding speed and performance averages comes via M-Labs. Our research team has hand-collected package price and plan details on 155 broadband packages in Homer as of 2021.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Homer with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Homer is the 141st most connected city in Louisiana ahead of Haynesville, Minden, Arcadia, and Gibsland, but behind Sibley.
  • The fastest zip code in Homer for April 2021 is 71040. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

5,000 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 Homer, Louisiana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
AT&T 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless and DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Homer, Louisiana

  • AT&T - 90.8% Availability in Homer - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Sparklight - 38.7% Availability in Homer - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Homer - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Homer - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Homer

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Homer is the 141st most connected city in Louisiana ahead of Haynesville, Minden, Arcadia, and Gibsland, but behind Sibley.

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 Claiborne 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.

Approximately 43% of Homer 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, 71040 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Homer.

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

In Claiborne Parish, approximately 7,000 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 Cap Issues Around Homer

Data from our research team shows that some of the popular ISPs in Homer currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue lately since users see them as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers explain that data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Homer

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Fixed Wireless and DSL 90.8%+ 100 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 38.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
318 Highspeed Fixed Wireless 23.4%+ 36 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
318 Highspeed Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps

Compare Homer to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Homer 15.7 Mbps 7 $1.10 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +399.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +103.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +100.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +111.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +111.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )