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Internet Providers in Alta, California
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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 171 Internet deals in Alta and the surrounding area. There is currently limited speed test data on the Alta area. We've only seen 71 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 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.
DSL Internet from telephone companies has a wide coverage area compared with other Internet services within Alta because pretty much all houses are connected to telephone lines. The acronym "DSL" means "Digital Subscriber Line."
While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, AT&T Internet also serves Alta with a recorded top speed of 25 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
100.0% of consumers in Alta900 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alta, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||25 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||91.4%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps in Alta
Many Internet service providers have added data caps to residential Internet packages recently. Some major ISPs in the area — AT&T Internet included — have data caps according to our most recent data. Data caps vary quite a bit. They typically can be anywhere from 250GB up to one Terabyte or more. Data caps are generally very high, which means that they don't pose a problem for most users. AT&T Internet users in Alta are advised to verify data use policies while signing up, and not assume the caps based on statements online.
Compare Alta to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Alta||1.5 Mbps||9||$2.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +532.9 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +147.3 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +159.1 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +168 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +160.6 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|