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Internet Providers in Big Bear City, California
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Internet Access in Big Bear City, California
The average Big Bear City household has access to broadband service from 1.98 different providers.
Considering the broadband network technologies within Big Bear City, there are basically two primary options: cable (providers like Spectrum) and DSL (think Frontier Communications).
Spectrum is also a common Internet option for Big Bear City. They offer mainly Cable service in practically one hundred percent of the area.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Big Bear City's most common wired Internet providers.
The Internet access statistics on the page below are calculated from a mix of public governmental data and privatized datasets we source from providers, or through unlisted third parties. Average statistics regarding speed data comes from M-Labs. Our researchers have hand-sourced package price and service data on 208 broadband packages in the Big Bear City market to date.
- There are 8 internet providers in Big Bear City with 4 of those offering residential service
- Big Bear City is the 820th most connected city in California ahead of Big Bear Lake, Sugarloaf, and Running Springs, but behind Mentone and Yucaipa.
- The fastest zip code in Big Bear City for July 2021 is 92314. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.3% of consumers in Big Bear City200 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 Big Bear City, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||97.9%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- Big Bear Lake, CA
- Angelus Oaks, CA
- Forest Falls, CA
- Green Valley Lake, CA
- Running Springs, CA
- Yucaipa, CA
- Lucerne Valley, CA
- Cedar Glen, CA
- Pioneertown, CA
- Landers, CA
- Highland, CA
- Lake Arrowhead, CA
- Twin Peaks, CA
- Cabazon, CA
- Beaumont, CA
- Calimesa, CA
- Banning, CA
- Redlands, CA
- Apple Valley, CA
- Whitewater, CA
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.
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.
Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Big Bear City
Data from our researchers shows that common providers currently place a limit on data use on residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because users view caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which easily uses 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Big Bear City to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Big Bear City||73.9 Mbps||4||$0.84 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +460.5 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +74.9 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +86.7 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +95.6 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +88.2 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|