Internet Providers in Chico, California

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  • 1. AT&T Internet
    89.4% Available
    89.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None required
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    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Xfinity
    95.7% Available
    95.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $84.99
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
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    There are 14 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. T-Mobile Home Internet
    36% Available
    36%

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    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
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    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $249.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
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    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
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    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. EarthLink
    68% Available
    68%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes professional installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
  • 7. 7. DigitalPath
    49.3% Available
    49.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $57.95 - $152.95
5 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Chico. See All
  • 1. Verizon
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

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    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
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    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. T-Mobile
    99.7% Available
    99.7%

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    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    6 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. AT&T Wireless
    98.8% Available
    98.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 4. 4. Metro® by T-Mobile
    98.6% Available
    98.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
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    0.2 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $40 - $60
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Chico, California

Chico has 7 residential Internet Service Providers, or 23 total providers including business and mobile operators. Consumers in the area have access to 6 broadband choices like DSL and cable.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Chico.

The Internet plans shown here are gathered individually by our research team. Our team has collected 459 packages in the area around Chico since 2014.

Cable and DSL are the two dominant broadband network types around Chico, frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Coaxial cable speed tends to be better and more consistent. That said, the overall speeds found with either Internet technology system are comparable. Chico area user speed test records suggest that the area's infrastructure is above-average, coming in 72.12 percent above the state aggregated average in terms of citywide download speeds.

To summarize, the average Chico household has 3-4 options for home Internet (exactly 3.49 in each census block), which is close to average compared to the US generally. Chico is currently the 596th most connected metro area in California. Underserved blocks are low, and only 9,000 are limited to one broadband choice. Activate the interactive map below to see data about neighborhoods within Chico.

Internet Statistics 2021

9,000 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 Chico, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 95.7%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 89.4%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 68.0%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 36.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Chico

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Chico is the 596th most connected city in California ahead of Los Molinos and Hamilton City, but behind Durham, Paradise, and Magalia.

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

Approximately 14,000 people in Butte 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: 28% of people living in Chico 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 91% of Chico 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.

In Butte County, approximately 22,000 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 Availability Around California State University-Chico

Students living within 2 miles of California State University-Chico can expect to have a choice of 2 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Chico, Viasat and HughesNet are the most prevalent options. Speed test data suggests that internet performance in the California State University-Chico area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip code around (81.41 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be sufficient for students in Chico who need to stream high-definition video, share a router with roommates, 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 more information on internet options at a specific address.

Chico Telecommuting and Tech

Chico has 2,833 workers who perform their job primarily from home. 74.55 of those telecommuters take home less than $75K per year. If procuring a home network for telecommuting, it's important to check any data limits. Some Broadband packages in Chico have data caps. This can impact you negatively if you consume a lot of data for work purposes like video conferencing, etc. Business connections can be considered if you need more than a residential deal.

Data Caps in Chico

Internet providers have moved to add "data caps" to their home broadband packages in recent years. The trend is certainly true in the Chico market, with Internet choices such as Xfinity featuring plans with data caps. This won't matter for the majority of Internet users, but can be an issue for subscribers that share their service or "power users" who download a large amount of high-def content. Caps with cable bundles are usually in the neighborhood of one Terabyte, which is more than is used by 99% of users. Potential Xfinity customers should confirm data use policies before signing up.

Compare Chico to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Chico 104.9 Mbps 9 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +440.7 Mbps ) 19 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +56.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +76 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +81.7 Mbps ) 24 ( +15 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +74.2 Mbps ) 9 $0.39 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Chico

Wish it were less expensive, but the speed is good

I love the speed of Xfinity/Comcast but don't like the cost. I had to purchase the TV bundle to get the best WiFi price even though I won't use the TV because I have a contract with Dish for satellite TV. Sadly, the cost almost doubled after the first year when my intro was over. Still it is the only cable option in Chico and it is faster than our other options and the only one without metered service so I can stream my music as I want to.