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Internet providers in 71302

Find internet providers serving the 71302 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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71302 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 25 MbpsDSL62%
Suddenlink $30.00 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable92%
Bay Springs Telephone Company - -DSL31%
Bay Springs Telephone Company - -Wired4.940%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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71302 internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in the 71302 ZIP code 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 71302 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 92% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 70% 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 71302 area, and 64.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 71302, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 71302

The largest internet providers serving the 71302 ZIP code are AT&T, Suddenlink, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most in the 71302 ZIP code, covering 62% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Suddenlink, which covers 92% of the area. Alexandria’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 71302 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

62%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in the 71302 ZIP code, covering 62% 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, $42.50.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 71302 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 62% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 266 Mbps.

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Suddenlink cable internet

Provider
Suddenlink
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

92%

Cable from Suddenlink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 71302 ZIP code, covering 92% of the area.

Suddenlink’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 71302 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Suddenlink start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $42.50.

Suddenlink 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, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 71302 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 266 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 71302 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 71302 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $42.50.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $1.15.

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 71302 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, 266 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 71302 frequently asked questions

Suddenlink is the fastest internet provider in the 71302 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 92% of households in 71302. The next fastest internet provider in the 71302 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 62% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in the 71302 ZIP with service starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $42.50.

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.

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.

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.

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.