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Internet providers in Ruston, LA

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Ruston, LA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL90%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic4.682%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Hunt Telecommunications - -DSL6.770%
Hunt Telecommunications - -Fiber-optic0.344%
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Ruston internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Ruston 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 Ruston area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Ruston residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 18% of those living in Ruston.

There are five internet providers serving the Ruston area, and 92.82% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Ruston's five internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Ruston

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 152 Mbps 150 Mbps DSL
Optimum 157 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 39 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Ruston

The largest internet providers in Ruston are AT&T, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Ruston.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Ruston residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. Ruston’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Ruston residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Ruston covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Ruston 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 Ruston, $57.50.

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 Ruston, $0.65.

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 0.768 Mbps in Ruston. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ruston's providers, 301 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

7 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Ruston covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Ruston 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 Ruston, $57.50.

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 Ruston, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 7 Mbps in Ruston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ruston's providers, 301 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 Ruston covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Ruston 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 Ruston, $57.50.

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 Ruston, $0.65.

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 Ruston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Ruston's providers, 301 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Ruston with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 90% of households in Ruston. The next fastest internet provider in Ruston is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 4.682% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Ruston with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ruston, $57.50.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Ruston, covering 4.682% of the city. Hunt Telecommunications also offers fiber internet in Ruston and is available to 0.344% of households.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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