Internet providers in Lake Charles, LA

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Lake Charles internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Lake Charles residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.550% of those living in Lake Charles.

There are six internet providers serving the Lake Charles area, and 87.68% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lake Charles's six internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Lake Charles

The largest internet providers in Lake Charles are AT&T, Suddenlink, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Lake Charles.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Lake Charles residents, covering 82% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Suddenlink, which covers 100% of the area. Lake Charles’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Lake Charles residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

82%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Lake Charles covering 82% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Lake Charles 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Lake Charles, $43.99.

AT&T 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 Lake Charles, $0.76.

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 Lake Charles. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake Charles's providers, 452 Mbps.

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Suddenlink cable internet

Provider
Suddenlink
Starting price*
$34.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Suddenlink offers broadband to all households in Lake Charles covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Suddenlink start at $34.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Lake Charles, $43.99.

Suddenlink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake Charles, $0.76.

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 Lake Charles. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lake Charles's providers, 452 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 Lake Charles covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles, $43.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake Charles, $0.76.

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 Lake Charles. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake Charles's providers, 452 Mbps.

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Lake Charles, LA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.554%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 25 MbpsDSL82%
Suddenlink $34.99/mo. 50 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Vyve Broadband $25/mo. 25 - 200 MbpsCable2.164%
Kaplan Telephone Company, Inc. - -Fiber-optic1.067%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Lake Charles with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 5.554% of households in Lake Charles. The next fastest internet provider in Lake Charles is Suddenlink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Vyve Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Lake Charles with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lake Charles, $43.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lake Charles, covering 5.554% of the city. Kaplan Telephone Company, Inc. also offers fiber internet in Lake Charles and is available to 1.067% 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.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.