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Internet Providers in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Home Internet in New Orleans, LA

  • 1. AT&T
    Speeds Up To
    5 Gbps
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    Connection: IPBB, Fiber
    Availability: 63.4%
    Local tests confirm high speeds
  • 2. Cox
    Speeds Up To
    1 Gbps
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    Connection: Cable
    Availability: 92.9%
    Local tests confirm high speeds
  • 3. Viasat
    Speeds Up To
    150 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 4. EarthLink
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 42.8%
  • 5. HughesNet
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 6. Verizon
    Speeds Up To
    300 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 47.2%
  • 7. Always ON
    Download Speeds:
    25 - 150 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 42.8%
  • 8. Skycom1
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 56.6%
  • 9. Starlink
    Download Speeds:
    50 - 220 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 10. T-Mobile
    Download Speeds:
    33 - 245 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 43.9%

Best Internet Providers in New Orleans, LA

AT&T Fiber is the best internet service provider in New Orleans. AT&T offers two services in the city (the other is “AT&T Internet,” which uses an IPBB connection — a hybrid connection type that incorporates DSL infrastructure). The one you want is AT&T Fiber, which is AT&T’s brand name for its fiber-optic internet services. Fiber internet is the fastest and most reliable option anywhere. We’d recommend you consider it first if you have access to it in your neighborhood. AT&T Fiber plans start at $55 per month, and the brand offers speeds of up to 5 Gbps on its fastest plans.

If fiber isn’t an option in your part of New Orleans, your next-best choice is likely to be Cox. Cox’s cable internet connections are available virtually everywhere in New Orleans. Its top speeds reach up to 2 Gbps — and that’s nothing to sneeze at. Cox offers internet-only plans starting at $50 per month. Its bundle deals start at $111 per month.

Fastest Internet Providers in New Orleans, LA

The fastest internet service provider in New Orleans is AT&T Internet, and the top available speed is up to 5 Gbps. Of course, that may be faster than you need your internet to be. Take some time to think about how much internet speed you’ll need before you pay for something you won’t use.

With that said, speedy internet is a wonderful thing. It’s never better than it is with a fiber internet plan. Fiber-optic connections handle peak usage times better, won’t throttle your speeds, and offer high-speed uploads that cable and DSL providers simply can’t match.

Internet Availability in New Orleans, LA

New Orleans residents can get home internet service from 10 different providers, but shopping for internet around here isn’t as daunting as that might make it seem. Your choice is likely to come down to two major providers: Cox, which offers cable internet, and AT&T, which offers fiber and IPBB (similar to DSL) internet options.

No matter where you live in New Orleans, you’re certain to be able to sign up for one of Cox’s internet plans or bundles. Cox is available in 92.9% of New Orleans.

Where you live will matter more, however, with AT&T. We recommend that you focus on AT&T Fiber plans, but the company’s fiber network is only available in certain parts of the city.

AT&T Fiber is available in some spots within the busy and touristy French Quarter, as well as a few blocks in Mid-City and across the Mississippi on Algiers Point. The Garden District and West Riverside are well covered, as are areas to the north and east of Tulane University, including the Uptown Historic District and the Broadmoor area.

The most complete coverage in the city is in Lakeview, to the west of New Orleans City Park. With some exceptions, availability isn’t quite as good in Gentilly.

New Orleans East has relatively poor fiber availability. In neighborhoods like Seabrook and West Lake Forest, you’ll probably have to choose between DSL plans and Cox cable internet plans. The exceptions here are two spots near Joe W. Brown Park: one to the southwest of the park (just below the hospital) and one to the southeast of the park.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in New Orleans, LA

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    AT&T Fiber is the best internet service provider in New Orleans. It’s fast, fairly priced, and has a strong reputation for customer satisfaction.

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