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Internet providers in Alexandria, LA

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Alexandria, LA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL74%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.766%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Bay Springs Telephone Company - -DSL48%
Bay Springs Telephone Company - -Wired12%
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Alexandria internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Alexandria is comparable to the rest of Louisiana - 90%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Alexandria area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Alexandria residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 30% of those living in Alexandria.

There are five internet providers serving the Alexandria area, and 90.26% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alexandria's five internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Alexandria

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 5 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Optimum 121 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
AT&T 136 Mbps 103 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Alexandria

The largest internet providers in Alexandria are AT&T, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Alexandria.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Alexandria residents, covering 74% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. Alexandria’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Alexandria residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

74%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Alexandria covering 74% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Alexandria 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 AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $57.50.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 516 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Alexandria covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $57.50.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 516 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Alexandria covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Alexandria where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $57.50.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 516 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Alexandria with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 74% of households in Alexandria. The next fastest internet provider in Alexandria is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 1.766% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Alexandria with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $57.50.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Alexandria, covering 1.766% of the city.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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