Internet Providers in Lafayette, Louisiana

Most Popular Internet Providers in Lafayette, Louisiana:

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  • 1. AT&T Internet
    92.1% Available
    92.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Cox
    98.6% Available
    98.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 8
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $229.99
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 8 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. EarthLink
    40.2% Available
    40.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes professional installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 6. Xfinity
    0.5% Available
    0.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 7
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free professional installation.
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $170
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 2 Years required
  • 7. 6. LUS Fiber
    78.5% Available
    78.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10000 Mbps
    Download
    10000 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 60-10000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $57.95 - $295.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 8. 7. Acadiana Broadband
    8.6% Available
    8.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    40 Mbps
    Download
    10 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 5-40mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes basic installation and equipment.
    • Price Range: $39 - $119
    • Contracts: 3 Years - 3 Years required
  • 9. Acadiana Wireless
    1.3% Available
    1.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
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4 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Lafayette. See All
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View AT&T Wireless Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View Verizon Details
    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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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.

  • There are 18 internet providers in Lafayette with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Lafayette is the 38th most connected city in Louisiana ahead of Broussard, Carencro, Scott, and Breaux Bridge, but behind Youngsville.
  • The fastest zip code in Lafayette for July 2021 is 70506. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 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 Provider Competition Map For Lafayette

Lafayette Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Lafayette is the 38th most connected city in Louisiana ahead of Broussard, Carencro, Scott, and Breaux Bridge, but behind Youngsville.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Lafayette 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: 86% of people living in Lafayette 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 97% of Lafayette 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, 70506 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Lafayette.

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

In Lafayette Parish, approximately 5,000 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 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 )