EATEL Brings Gig Speeds to Louisiana's Ascension and Livingston Parishes

GONZALES, LA – EATEL, a Louisiana-based ISP that offers a broad array of integrated digital services, is leveraging its 100 percent fiber optic network to bring 1 Gbps Internet connections to Ascension and Livingston Parish area residents. The blazing fast broadband service enables all family members to download songs in seconds, high-definition movies in minutes and enjoy uninterrupted online gaming — simultaneously — without any slowdown in service performance.

For $119.95 a month, residents will receive 1 Gigabit (1,000 Megabits per second) Internet connection speed, 10 times faster than the typical 100 Megabit Internet connection speeds offered by competitive ISPs.

Globally Competitive Speeds
According to, the average consumer download speed in the U.S. is 37.1 Mbps compared to Hong Kong at 101.86 Mbps, Japan at 103 Mbps and Singapore at 133.5 Mbps. EATEL's new GIG Internet service puts Ascension and Livingston Parish residents in a unique class of consumers receiving the fastest, home Internet connectivity speeds on the planet.

"EATEL is proud to introduce our new GIG Internet service to Ascension and Livingston Parish area residents," said Scott Thompson, EATEL's president. "With this unique class of service, residents can instantly connect to their cloud services, video chat in real-time without buffering and stream high-definition movies without delay – all at the same time."

GIG Internet service is currently available in select areas of Louisiana’s Ascension and Livingston Parishes. Broadband speeds will vary due to conditions outside of network control, including customer location and equipment, and are not guaranteed. Download and upload speeds are "up to" with no minimum level of speeds guaranteed. The advertised speeds are for a hard-wired data connection and appropriate equipment is required to consistently receive "up to" speeds. Customers must have LightWave TV service.


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