Internet Service Providers in Alta, California

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alta, CA
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 1.38 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 25 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 100%

Internet Access in Alta, California

Alta's Internet availability information on this page is derived from FCC data. Then, we ensure the data is verifiable against private records. We've analyzed 1,833 rows of FCC and privatized data catalogues on broadband availability within Alta. We've hand-sourced pricing info and terms for 162 Internet deals in Alta and the surrounding area. There is currently limited speed test data on the Alta area. We've only seen 76 records in the last 12 months. For this reason you should note official speeds listed above for local companies such as HughesNet.

Coverage from the two biggest companies, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Alta.

There's a strong level of market choice between companies around the Alta area, but 900 locals can't get service from multiple providers. If these subscribers aren't satisfied with their provider, they have to use a low-speed wireless option. Luckily, this isn't the norm in Alta — the majority of households have 4-5 Internet options.

Fixed wireless is the top network option in much of Alta. Fixed wireless is usually better than Internet options like satellite broadband Internet. Our data shows that practically one hundred percent of Alta has access to fixed wireless service.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, AT&T also serves Alta with a recorded top speed of 10 Mbps. Plans from companies like Sky Fiber can deliver 100 Mbps or more using direct wireless hardware. See the interactive map on the page below to see how many options residents have on the census block level.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alta, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless and DSL 5m 27s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alta, California

  • AT&T - 80.3% Availability in Alta - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Alta - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Alta - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alta

Alta Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Alta is the 632nd most connected city in California ahead of Foresthill, but behind Colfax, Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Rough And Ready.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 15,000 people in Placer County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

In Placer County, approximately 21,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alta

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Fixed Wireless and DSL 80.3%+ 25 Mbps
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
DigitalPath Fixed Wireless 93.3%+ 75 Mbps
SmarterBroadband Fixed Wireless 77.5%+ 25 Mbps
AFES Network Services Fixed Wireless 12.5%+ 9 Mbps
Oasis Broadband Fixed Wireless 11.1%+ 30 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
DigitalPath Fixed Wireless 100% 75 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
AFES Network Services Fixed Wireless 84.2%+ 10 Mbps
Oasis Broadband Fixed Wireless 0.0%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Alta to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alta 1.4 Mbps 9 $2.91 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +347.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +105.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +98.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +110.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +113.9 Mbps ) 9 $0.34 ( $0.00 )