Internet Providers in Big Bear City, California

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Residential Internet Statistics for Big Bear City, CA
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 84.27 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.18%

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 (formerly Exede) 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 202 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 822nd most connected city in California ahead of Sugarloaf and Running Springs, but behind Mentone, Yucaipa, and Big Bear Lake.
  • The fastest zip code in Big Bear City for February 2021 is 92314. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Big Bear City, California

  • Spectrum - 99.8% Availability in Big Bear City - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Frontier - 97.9% Availability in Big Bear City - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Big Bear City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Big Bear City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Big Bear City

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Big Bear City is the 822nd most connected city in California ahead of Sugarloaf and Running Springs, but behind Mentone, Yucaipa, and Big Bear Lake.

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

Approximately 21,000 people in San Bernardino 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.

Approximately 98% of Big Bear City 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, 92314 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Big Bear City.

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

In San Bernardino County, approximately 67,000 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.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Big Bear City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 99.8%+ 940 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 97.9%+ 115 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 99.2%+ 115 Mbps

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 84.3 Mbps 4 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +264.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +22.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +15.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +27.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +31 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )