How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Bakersfield, California
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Internet Access in Bakersfield, California
The Internet availability information listed here comes from governmental databases. Then, we ensure the data is cross-validated against privatized records. We've verified 97,202 rows of FCC data on broadband availability within Bakersfield. Averaged speed analysis is calculated based on 24,404 IP-verified speed tests performed over the most recent 12 months.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet options in Bakersfield.
broadband choice is strong in Bakersfield, and the average census block has access to 5-6 Internet providers. Averaged across all areas, there are exactly 5.4 possible providers in each location.
Spectrum is another commonly available broadband choice in Bakersfield. They offer Cable connections in 98 percent of the area. Applied Technology Group offers an alternative wireless service to practically one hundred percent of Bakersfield. Keep in mind fixed wireless has to have roof access or line of site with a Applied Technology Group tower or access point.
The big picture is that the most frequently available broadband choices for Bakersfield Internet users are DSL and Fiber and Cable. The mapping and speed test data seen below show how the real-world speed statistics differ when comparing specific neighborhoods and ISPs in Bakersfield.
Internet Statistics 2021
3.4% of consumers in Bakersfield17,000 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 Bakersfield, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||0.5%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless||8s||95.0%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Coverage Near California State University-Bakersfield
Students living within 2 miles of California State University-Bakersfield can expect to have a selection between 3 Internet providers. As elsewhere in Bakersfield, Viasat and HughesNet are the most prevalent options. Speed test data suggests that internet connectivity in the California State University-Bakersfield area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip code around (59.18 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be enough for students in Bakersfield who need to stream high-definition video, share a connection with housemates, and etc. That said, since these averages are calculated on public speed test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search field on this page to see the latest information on broadband internet options at a specific address.
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Bakersfield
We have numerous outages in my area. Although customer service is fairly good, the actual services are spotty. I can't even stream a movie without losing my internet connectivity. We've had techs come out and have been given reasons for spotty service that offer no real explanation or solution. We've been longtime customers but we're definitely a long way from satisfied.