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Internet providers in Lafayette, LA

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Lafayette, LA internet providers

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic4.390%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL81%
Cox $119.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.515%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable98%
Lafayette City Parish Consolidated Government - -Fiber-optic91%
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Lafayette internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Lafayette 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 Lafayette area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Lafayette residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 92% of those living in Lafayette.

There are six internet providers serving the Lafayette area, and 97.73% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lafayette's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Lafayette

The largest internet providers in Lafayette are AT&T, Cox, and Kaptel bringing DSL and cable options to Lafayette.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Lafayette residents, covering 81% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Cox, which covers 98% of the area. Lafayette’s third most-available internet provider, Kaptel, offers DSL to around 18% of Lafayette residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

81%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Lafayette covering 81% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $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 Lafayette, $0.40.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 501 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Lafayette covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $43.99.

Cox 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 Lafayette, $0.40.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 501 Mbps.

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Kaptel DSL internet

Provider

Kaptel

Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

18%

DSL from Kaptel offers broadband to a limited number of households in Lafayette covering 18% of the area.

DSL internet from Kaptel uses telephone lines in 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 Kaptel start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $43.99.

Kaptel customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lafayette, $0.40.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Kaptel offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 18% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 501 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Lafayette, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Lafayette, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

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

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Lafayette may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Lafayette cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Lafayette with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.390% of households in Lafayette. The next fastest internet provider in Lafayette is Cox, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.515% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Lafayette with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $43.99.

Lafayette City Parish Consolidated Government is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lafayette, covering 91% of the city. Kaptel also offers fiber internet in Lafayette and is available to 18% of households.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.