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Internet Providers in Laurel, Mississippi
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Internet Access in Laurel, Mississippi
Cable lines and IPBB and Fixed Wireless make up the most common hardwired broadband types present in Laurel, with 81.84 and 78.09 percent network reach respectively.
XFINITY from Comcast as well as AT&T Internet also have coverage in Laurel, with significant shared territory in some blocks.
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13.78 percent of Laurel is still left with only one or zero options for broadband-level Internet services as of 2021. Accounting for all addresses in city limits, the average Internet user will have 2 providers to choose from. Areas that have better competition usually get lower prices as providers will upgrade their services to earn customers.
Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, covering close to one hundred percent of Laurel residents. HughesNet is available to practically one hundred percent of local residents. The fastest download speed recorded for Viasat reaches 100 Mbps. HughesNet advertised as high as 25 Mbps. Anything above 10 Mbps is enough to view lower-quality videos to devices on WiFi, but is likely to become problematic for large households or bandwidth-intensive applications like video conferencing, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the coverage maps on this page to see how broadband coverage compares at the census block level in Laurel.
Internet Statistics 2021
13.8% of consumers in Laurel5,000 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 Laurel, Mississippi
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|C Spire Fiber||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||52.5%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||81.8%|
|TEC||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||11.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||78.1%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|EarthLink||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||44.3%|
|Vexus||3.0 Mbps||DSL||45m 30s||3.9%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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 Availability Surrounding Southeastern Baptist College
Students residing within 2 miles of Southeastern Baptist College can expect to have a selection of 1-2 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Laurel, Viasat and HughesNet are the most prevalent options. Speed test data suggests that internet performance in the Southeastern Baptist College area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (79.8 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be adequate for students in Laurel who want to stream HD video, share a router with roommates, and etc. That said, since these averages are calculated on openly available speed test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search tool above to see the latest information on broadband internet options at a specific address.
Data Caps on Laurel Internet Plans
Many Internet providers have been moving to add "data caps" to residential Internet packages as of late. The trend is certainly true in the Laurel market, with Internet choices like Xfinity selling capped plans. It's not a major issue for most Internet subscribers, but it might affect subscribers that share the WiFi or "power users" who stream a large amount of HD or 4K video. For reference, an HD stream on Netflix consumes about three Gigabytes per hour, according to Netflix. Standard Definition (SD) content uses closer to 1GB/hour.
Compare Laurel to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Laurel||35.3 Mbps||11||$0.52 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +499.1 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +113.5 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +125.3 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +134.2 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +126.8 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|