Internet Providers in Laurel, MS

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Internet Statistics for Laurel, MS
Fastest Speed Available: 1200 Mbps

Internet Access in Laurel, Mississippi

IPBB lines and Fixed Wireless make up the most common hardwired broadband types present in Laurel, with 78.09 and 11.10 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.

The plans displayed here are collected by hand by our research team.

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.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Laurel with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Laurel is the 43rd most connected city in Mississippi ahead of Soso, Stringer, and Ovett, but behind Ellisville and Heidelberg.
  • The fastest zip code in Laurel for April 2021 is 39440. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

5,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Laurel, Mississippi

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
C Spire Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
TEC 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
TEC 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s
Vexus 3.0 Mbps DSL 45m 30s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Laurel, Mississippi

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 78.1% Availability in Laurel - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 81.8% Availability in Laurel - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • C Spire Fiber - Fiber - 52.5% Availability in Laurel - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 44.3% Availability in Laurel - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • TEC - DSL - 11.7% Availability in Laurel - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 11.1% Availability in Laurel - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • TEC - Fiber - 10.2% Availability in Laurel - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Vexus - DSL - 3.9% Availability in Laurel - Speeds up to 3.0 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Laurel - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Laurel - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Laurel

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Laurel is the 43rd most connected city in Mississippi ahead of Soso, Stringer, and Ovett, but behind Ellisville and Heidelberg.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Jones County 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: 59% of people living in Laurel 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 86% of Laurel 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, 39440 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Laurel.

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

In Jones County, approximately 12,000 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 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 (64.49 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Laurel

Provider Type Coverage Speed
USA Internet Services Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 78.1%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 81.8%+ 1,200 Mbps
C Spire Fiber Fiber 52.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 44.3%+ 25 Mbps
TEC DSL 11.7%+ 50 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 11.1%+ 25 Mbps
TEC Fiber 10.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Vexus DSL 3.9%+ 3.0 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 92.5%+ 987 Mbps
C Spire Business Fiber 83.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
USA Internet Services Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
TEC DSL 6.7%+ 50 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 9.1%+ 25 Mbps
TEC Copper 6.6%+ 25 Mbps
TEC Fiber 4.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Laurel to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Laurel 39.4 Mbps 11 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +376 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +79.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +76.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +88 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +88.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )