Internet Providers in Concord, CA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Concord, CA
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 22
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.94

Internet Access in Concord, California

Information below is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage filings. We also use direct provider coverage reports and other privatized data to further validate and enhance the information. Plane and pricing data is gathered by our data analysis team. To date, we've aggregated 463 Internet deals in Concord since founding in 2014. speed averages are based on 70,854 local user speed tests. They are meant for provider comparison purposes only.

Competition among Internet providers is decent overall. The average Concord census block has about 6 providers to choose from. (6.09 per census block.)

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Concord's most widely available wired broadband options.

XFINITY from Comcast is also a commonly available broadband choice in Concord, offering Cable service with coverage in 99 percent of the area. Internet Free Planet is another alternative wireless service worth taking note of to 93 percent of local residents. Keep in mind fixed wireless needs roof access or line of site with a Internet Free Planet tower or access point.

The takeaway is that Concord's broadband Internet infrastructure conforms with a similar pattern to other California cities and towns: widespread coverage of cable and DSL, except that most residences are limited to a single company for setting up either type of service. This pattern has a simple cause. Broadband providers were started pre-Internet as cable TV and telephone companies. So, they already own pre-existing networks on telephone poles to deliver Internet services. Thanks to market competition between providers within Concord, the local average download speed is 77.38 percent above the state average across all cities. Review the download speed test results below to see how local providers add up over time.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Concord, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Wave Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Wave G 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Sonic 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Concord, California

  • Wave - Cable - 95.4% Availability in Concord - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 98.7% Availability in Concord - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 97.3% Availability in Concord - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.5% Availability in Concord - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Wave G - Fiber - 35.4% Availability in Concord - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 21.3% Availability in Concord - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 20.9% Availability in Concord - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Sonic - DSL - 11.4% Availability in Concord - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Concord - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Concord - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Concord

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Concord is the 49th most connected city in California ahead of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Moraga, Lafayette, and Martinez.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Contra Costa 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: 49% of people living in Concord 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 99% of Concord 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, 94521 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Concord.

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

In Contra Costa County, approximately 7,000 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 in Concord

Data collected by our market researchers shows that many of the common providers in Concord use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers maintain they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming video, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Concord

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Wave Broadband Cable 95.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 98.7%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 97.3%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.5%+ 1,200 Mbps
Internet Free Planet Fixed Wireless 93.9%+ 10 Mbps
Etheric Networks Fixed Wireless 37.8%+ 80 Mbps
Wave G Fiber 35.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 21.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 20.9%+ 940 Mbps
Sonic DSL 11.4%+ 80 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 95.8%+ 987 Mbps
Wave Business Cable 77.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Internet Free Planet Fixed Wireless 99.8%+ 10 Mbps
Etheric Networks Fixed Wireless 44.0%+ 80 Mbps
Wave Business Fiber 34.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
MHO Networks Fixed Wireless 31.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 14.0%+ 940 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 21.5%+ 1.5 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 19.9%+ 8 Mbps
Sonic Business DSL 9.2%+ 80 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 9.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Sonic Business Copper 9.2%+ 12 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Fiber 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Concord to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Concord 152.5 Mbps 12 $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +262.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -33.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.22 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -36.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -25.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -24.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -4 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )