Internet Providers in Bakersfield, CA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bakersfield, CA
Internet Providers: 22
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $57.49

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 50,953 IP-verified speed tests performed over the most recent 12 months.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 5.36 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 Cable and IPBB. The mapping and speed test data seen below show how the real-world speed statistics differ when comparing specific neighborhoods and ISPs in Bakersfield.

  • There are 22 internet providers in Bakersfield with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Bakersfield is the 225th most connected city in California ahead of Shafter, Arvin, Mc Farland, Lamont, and Taft.
  • The fastest zip code in Bakersfield for April 2021 is 93314. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

17,000 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
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bakersfield, California

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 95.1% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 98.2% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 24.5% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 1.4% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 0.6% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bakersfield

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Bakersfield is the 225th most connected city in California ahead of Shafter, Arvin, Mc Farland, Lamont, and Taft.

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

Approximately 47,000 people in Kern 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.

Fiber Availability: 25% of people living in Bakersfield have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 97% of Bakersfield residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 93314 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bakersfield.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Kern County, approximately 49,000 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.

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 (57.84 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.

Data Caps in Bakersfield

Many Internet companies have added data caps to their home WiFi and Internet plans recently. Some major Internet providers in Bakersfield — AT&T Internet included — have plans with data caps, according to our most recent plan data. Data caps as a trend vary quite a bit. They typically run from 250GB all the way up to one Terabyte or more. Data caps are generally quite high, which means that they won't pose an issue for the majority of customers. AT&T Internet customers in Bakersfield are advised to verify data limits while purchasing service. Don't assume them based on marketing materials.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bakersfield

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 95.1%+ 100 Mbps
Applied Technology Group Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
UnWired Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 98.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 24.5%+ 940 Mbps
KV Wireless Fixed Wireless 3.1%+ 50 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 1.4%+ 25 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 0.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 90.5%+ 940 Mbps
UnWired Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 27.4%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 14.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Vast Networks Fiber 26.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 12.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 10.5%+ 940 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 7.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
KV Wireless Fixed Wireless 5.2%+ 50 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 2.9%+ 50 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.4%+ 987 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.6%+ 100 Mbps
CyberNet Communications Fiber 0.1%+ 1.5 Mbps
Allstream Copper 0.0%+ -- Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Bakersfield

Continuous problems

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Bakersfield, California

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Bakersfield?

    The cheapest internet in Bakersfield starts at $29.99, through XFINITY from Comcast.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Bakersfield?

    XFINITY from Comcast has the fastest speeds in Bakersfield, with speeds up to 1200 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Bakersfield?

    Internet service costs $29.99/month for internet-only. Bundle plans with TV start at $89.99/month in Bakersfield.