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Internet providers in West Lafayette, IN

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL91%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable91%
MetroNet $49.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic93%
Wintek Corporation - -Fiber-optic37%
Smithville Holding Company, Inc. - -Fiber-optic5.535%
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West Lafayette internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in West Lafayette is comparable to the rest of Indiana - 95%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the West Lafayette area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 93% of West Lafayette residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 91% of those living in West Lafayette.

There are nine internet providers serving the West Lafayette area, and 92.53% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among West Lafayette's nine internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in West Lafayette

The largest internet providers in West Lafayette are Frontier, Xfinity, and MetroNet bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to West Lafayette.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all West Lafayette residents, covering 91% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 91% of the area. West Lafayette’s third most-available internet provider, MetroNet, offers fiber-optic to around 93% of West Lafayette residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in West Lafayette covering 91% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in West Lafayette to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in West Lafayette, $43.58.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in West Lafayette, $1.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in West Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all West Lafayette's providers, 410 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

91%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in West Lafayette covering 91% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but West Lafayette residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in West Lafayette, $43.58.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in West Lafayette, $1.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in West Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all West Lafayette's providers, 410 Mbps.

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MetroNet fiber-optic internet

Provider

MetroNet

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Fiber-optic from MetroNet offers broadband to nearly all households in West Lafayette covering 93% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from MetroNet is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout West Lafayette than other internet types.

Internet prices for MetroNet start at $49.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in West Lafayette, $43.58.

MetroNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in West Lafayette, $1.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, MetroNet offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in West Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all West Lafayette's providers, 410 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of West Lafayette, you’ll likely have options from fiber-optic, DSL, and cable internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside West Lafayette, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in West Lafayette and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in West Lafayette at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in West Lafayette at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many West Lafayette residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

MetroNet is the fastest internet provider in West Lafayette with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in West Lafayette. The next fastest internet provider in West Lafayette is Wintek Corporation, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 37% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in West Lafayette with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in West Lafayette, $43.58.

MetroNet is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in West Lafayette, covering 93% of the city. Wintek Corporation also offers fiber internet in West Lafayette and is available to 37% of households.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.