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Internet providers in 71301

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AT&T $30 100 - 18 MbpsDSL82%
Suddenlink Communications $30 50 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
TEC $49.95 4 - 24 MbpsDSL58%
TEC $49.95 4 - 25 MbpsWired13%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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71301 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 71301 ZIP code is slightly higher than the rest of Louisiana - 90%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 71301 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Alexandria, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the 71301 area, and 98.32% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 71301, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 71301

The largest internet providers serving the 71301 ZIP code are AT&T, Suddenlink Communications, and TEC bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most in the 71301 ZIP code, covering 82% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Suddenlink Communications, which covers 100% of the area. Alexandria’s third most-available internet provider, TEC, offers DSL to around 58% of residents in the 71301 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

82%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 71301 ZIP code, covering 82% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $43.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $1.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in 71301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 221 Mbps.

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Suddenlink Communications cable internet

Provider

Suddenlink Communications

Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Suddenlink Communications offers broadband to all households in the 71301 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Suddenlink Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 71301 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Suddenlink Communications start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $43.99.

Suddenlink Communications 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 Alexandria, $1.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 71301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 221 Mbps.

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TEC DSL internet

Provider

TEC

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

58%

DSL from TEC offers broadband to about half of households in the 71301 ZIP code, covering 58% of the area.

DSL internet from TEC uses telephone lines 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 TEC start at $49.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $43.99.

TEC customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $12.49 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $1.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TEC offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 71301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 58% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 221 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 71301 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 71301 and the greater Alexandria area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alexandria at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Alexandria at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 71301 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 71301 frequently asked questions

Suddenlink Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 71301 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 71301. The next fastest internet provider in the 71301 ZIP code is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in the 71301 ZIP with service starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $43.99.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.