Internet Service Providers in Welsh, Louisiana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Welsh, LA
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 7.45 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 960 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 28.34%

Internet Access in Welsh, Louisiana

FCC Form 477 data is the primary source of Welsh broadband coverage information listed below. To date, we've crunched 4,644 rows of governmental data catalogues about broadband access within Welsh. The speed averages are drawn from 690 online speed tests from IP-verified customers in Welsh.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Welsh's most widely available wired broadband options.

Most Welsh households have 2-3 Internet providers that are able to service at their location. This is a good level of competition. It tends to improve pricing and service quality at a given address. This Internet access isn't distributed evenly, though — as a surprising 36.5 of the local population still has only one option for broadband access.

CenturyLink is another commonly available broadband choice in Welsh, offering primarily DSL service available to 89 percent of Welsh. Faster Cajun Networks is another alternative wireless service for 95 percent of the area, although it requires roof access and line of site with a Faster Cajun Networks access point.

So, essentially, Satellite and DSL are the most commonly available types of broadband available in Welsh. The coverage maps and speed test data seen below show how the real-world speed and performance results vary between neighborhoods and Internet providers in Welsh.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Welsh with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Welsh is the 292nd most connected city in Louisiana ahead of Kinder, but behind Lake Arthur, Jennings, Iowa, and Elton.
  • The fastest zip code in Welsh for February 2021 is 70591. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Welsh, Louisiana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Vyve Broadband 960 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Welsh, Louisiana

  • CenturyLink - 89.4% Availability in Welsh - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Vyve Broadband - 63.6% Availability in Welsh - Speeds up to 960 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Welsh - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Welsh - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Welsh

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Welsh is the 292nd most connected city in Louisiana ahead of Kinder, but behind Lake Arthur, Jennings, Iowa, and Elton.

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 Jefferson Davis 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 64% of Welsh 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, 70591 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Welsh.

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

In Jefferson Davis Parish, approximately 8,000 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 Caps in Welsh

Internet providers have moved to impose data limits to home Internet plans recently. This trend holds true for the Welsh market, with ISPs like Vyve Broadband advertising capped plans. This won't matter for the majority of residents, but it can be an issue for households who download or upload a lot of HD or 4K content. Caps on cable packages are generally in the neighborhood of one Terabyte. This is way more than is used by 99% of users, according to reports from Comcast. Potential Vyve Broadband customers in Welsh should double check data caps before signing a contract. Do not presume them based soley on phone rep statements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Welsh

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Faster Cajun Networks Fixed Wireless 95.0%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 89.4%+ 60 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 63.6%+ 960 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Faster Cajun Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 15.4%+ 500 Mbps
Conterra Ultra Broadband Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Welsh to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Welsh 7.5 Mbps 5 $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +341.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +99.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +92.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +104.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +107.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )