Internet Providers in Chico, CA

Residential Internet Statistics for Chico, CA
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $19.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Chico, California:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    89.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    89.4% Available
  • 2. Xfinity
    95.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    95.7% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    36% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    36% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. DigitalPath
    49.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    49.3% Available
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Internet Access in Chico, California

Chico has 6 residential Internet Service Providers, or 25 total providers including business and mobile operators. Consumers in the area have access to 5 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 485 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 67.99 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Chico, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 89.4%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 95.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 36.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
9,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Chico to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Chico 93.2 Mbps 11 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +488.5 Mbps ) 22 ( +11 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +79.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +106.5 Mbps ) 20 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +109 Mbps ) 27 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +103.3 Mbps ) 11 $0.39 ( + $0.00 )