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Internet providers in Lake Charles, LA

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Lake Charles, LA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL82%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.554%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Vyve Broadband - 105 - 960 MbpsCable2.164%
Kaplan Telephone Co. $50.00 100 - 100 MbpsDSL1.067%
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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 84% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 30% 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 $40 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Lake Charles

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 219 Mbps 179 Mbps DSL
Optimum 155 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
Vyve Broadband 84 Mbps 6 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 9 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Viasat 11 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Lake Charles

The largest internet providers in Lake Charles are AT&T, Optimum, 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 Optimum, 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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lake Charles, $56.00.

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 Lake Charles, $0.43.

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 5 Mbps in Lake Charles. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lake Charles's providers, 431 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 Lake Charles covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’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 Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lake Charles, $56.00.

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 Lake Charles, $0.43.

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 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, 431 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 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Lake Charles, $56.00.

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 Lake Charles, $0.43.

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, 431 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Lake Charles with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 82% of households in Lake Charles. The next fastest internet provider in Lake Charles is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 5.554% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Lake Charles with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lake Charles, $56.00.

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

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.