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Internet providers in Lafayette, LA

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Lafayette, LA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL81%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic4.390%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.515%
LUSFiber $19.95 3 - 10,000 MbpsFiber-optic91%
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Lafayette internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lafayette 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 Lafayette area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Lafayette residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 88% 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 $19.95 and available download speeds reach up to 10,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Lafayette

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 144 Mbps 163 Mbps DSL
Kaplan Telephone Co. 20 Mbps 74 Mbps DSL
Cox 172 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Lafayette

The largest internet providers in Lafayette are AT&T, Cox, and LUSFiber bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic 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, LUSFiber, offers fiber-optic to around 91% of Lafayette residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $48.32.

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 Lafayette, $0.71.

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 20 Mbps in Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 585 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

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

1,000 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, $48.32.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lafayette, $0.71.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 585 Mbps.

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LUSFiber fiber-optic internet

Provider

LUSFiber

Starting price*
$19.95/mo.
Max download speed

10,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

91%

Fiber-optic from LUSFiber offers broadband to nearly all households in Lafayette covering 91% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from LUSFiber is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Lafayette than other internet types.

Internet prices for LUSFiber start at $19.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $48.32.

LUSFiber customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 3 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $6.65 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lafayette, $0.71.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, LUSFiber offers download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 585 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lafayette at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 $64.99 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

LUSFiber is the fastest internet provider in Lafayette with download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 91% of households in Lafayette. The next fastest internet provider in Lafayette is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 81% of the area.

LUSFiber offers the cheapest internet in Lafayette with plans starting at $19.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $48.32.

LUSFiber is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lafayette, covering 91% of the city. Kaplan Telephone Co. also offers fiber internet in Lafayette and is available to 18% of households.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.