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Internet providers in West Lafayette, IN

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West Lafayette, IN internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL91%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable91%
Metronet $39.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic93%
Wintek Corporation - -Fiber-optic37%
Rice Belt Telephone Company $49.99 -Fiber-optic5.535%
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West Lafayette internet service at a glance

At 100%, 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 DSL, which covers 100% of West Lafayette residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 90% 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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in West Lafayette

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 148 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
Wintek Corporation 183 Mbps 150 Mbps Fiber-optic
HughesNet 10 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Metronet 172 Mbps 90 Mbps Fiber-optic
Frontier 17 Mbps 4 Mbps DSL

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*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in West Lafayette, $51.65.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 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, $51.65.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in West Lafayette, $1.26.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 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, 605 Mbps.

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Metronet fiber-optic internet

Provider

Metronet

Starting price*
$39.95/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 $39.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in West Lafayette, $51.65.

Metronet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in West Lafayette, $1.26.

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, 605 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in West Lafayette at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in West Lafayette with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 91% of households in West Lafayette. The next fastest internet provider in West Lafayette is Metronet, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in West Lafayette with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in West Lafayette, $51.65.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.