The second rural free delivery route in the US, and the first in Louisiana, was established on 1 November 1896 at Thibodaux. As of 2001, 94.5% of Louisiana's occupied housing units had telephones.
In 2003, the state had 92 major radio broadcasting stations (14 AM and 78 FM) as well as 32 television stations. That year in New Orleans, there were 629,820 television households, 76% of which had cable TV.
By the year 2000, a total of 46,786 Internet domain names had been registered in Louisiana.