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Internet providers in 71301

Find internet providers serving the 71301 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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71301 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL82%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Bay Springs Telephone Company - -DSL58%
Bay Springs Telephone Company - -Wired13%
HughesNet $64.99 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 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 25% of those living in the 71301 ZIP code.

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 $40 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Alexandria

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Optimum 100 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
AT&T 76 Mbps 64 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 71301

The largest internet providers serving the 71301 ZIP code are AT&T, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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 Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. Alexandria’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 71301 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 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 $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, $0.66.

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 0.768 Mbps in 71301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 264 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 the 71301 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’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 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, $0.66.

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 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, 264 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 the 71301 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 71301 ZIP 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, $0.66.

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 71301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 264 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 71301 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 71301 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 82% of households in 71301. The next fastest internet provider in the 71301 ZIP code is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in the 71301 ZIP with service starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $57.50.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.