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Internet Providers in Lafayette, Louisiana
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Internet Access in Lafayette, Louisiana
There are two primary Internet providers in Lafayette: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. They have speeds up to 100 Mbps and coverage for virtually one hundred percent of the population. As for HughesNet, they sell Satellite. Their Internet plans have coverage in close to one hundred percent of Lafayette and advertise download speeds of 25 Mbps.
The Internet packages shown on this page are collected by hand through our data analysis team.
In terms of Internet service choices, Lafayette features coverage for every major wired broadband technologies: fiber and cable/DSL. Among the lineup, Fiber service is usually the better network type. Fiber has a 85.93 percent footprint in Lafayette. Strong Fiber availability is responsible for establishing the unusually robust weighted average download speed in Lafayette — 153.06 Mbps according to aggregate download speed test results — which is currently 3.97 percent above the state average.
Most households within Lafayette have more than one Internet providers to choose from. The mapping tool on this page illustrates competition shifts around the city.
While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Cox Communications is also in Lafayette with a recorded top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Fixed wireless providers like Acadiana Broadband can deliver 16 Mbps or more using wireless links. There are 10 providers with specialized enterprise service like MPLS. See the map on this page to see broadband coverage on the census block level.
Internet Statistics 2021
2.8% of consumers in Lafayette4,000 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 Lafayette, Louisiana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|LUS Fiber||10,000 Mbps||Fiber||0s||78.5%|
|Cox Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||98.6%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||0.5%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||92.1%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||40.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Lafayette
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.
Internet Service Competition surrounding University Of Louisiana At Lafayette and University Of Phoenix-Lafayette Campus
In the two-mile area around University Of Louisiana At Lafayette, the average home or apartment building will have 3 options for an internet connection. The selection of internet connection options near University Of Phoenix-Lafayette Campus is nearly the exact same. Both University Of Louisiana At Lafayette and University Of Phoenix-Lafayette Campus currently have internet speeds that are more than capable of achieving student use cases like downloading films, sharing big folders, and online gaming. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be accessible in every block close to campus, and may be unavailable in apartment buildings. Remember that these averages are based on download speed reports, and actual performance will likely be closer to the advertised download speeds collected on this page.
Data Caps on Lafayette Internet Plans
Internet providers have been moving to increase the use of "data caps" onto their consumer broadband plans recently. The trend holds true for Lafayette, with common Internet choices like Cox advertising plans with data caps. It's not a major issue for the majority of Internet users, but it can affect households that share their connection or "power users" who download or upload a lot of high-def content. If you have concerns about staying within a set amount of data use, start by checking for fiber at your address using the search tool above. Fiber packages are sometimes a bit pricier, but usually offer unlimited data use since the fiber infrastructure doesn't have cable and DSL's bandwidth ceiling.
Compare Lafayette to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Lafayette||153.1 Mbps||11||$0.32 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +381.3 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -4.3 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +7.5 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +16.4 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +9 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|