Internet Providers in Fresno, CA
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Residential Internet Statistics for Fresno, CA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$73.37|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Fresno, California
Internet Access in Fresno, California
Broadband Internet competition in Fresno is above average compared with other parts of California. There are 4.42 providers per census block on average. Fresno is currently the 291st most connected city in California. (As measured by number of companies with coverage at each local address) Only 4.74 percent of Fresno residents are limited to one or fewer options for Internet.
Looking at network technology in use across Fresno, we see that the most widespread hardwired broadband Internet technology options are DSL (93.84 percent coverage) and Fiber (26.89 percent coverage). Fiber is composed of newer Fiber-optical cables made of hair-like glass or plastic strands that deliver digital data using light. Thanks largely to the use of fiber lines, broadband Internet average download rates around Fresno rank 65.31% higher than the state average in California. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper cables in the "last mile." Consequently, some fiber connections might not offer "gigabit" performance. Phone companies are the main source for DSL Internet, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends data packets over telephone lines. The twisted copper construction of telephone wires results in lower speeds and bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and significantly less than fiber.
The Internet coverage data on this page comes via FCC coverage reports. Data is validated using private data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more detailed resources than is available from government websites. Information about speeds and pricing of listed broadband plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans annually. We've gathered 534 Fresno Internet plans from 2014–present, with 58 Internet or bundled deals currently active in the area.
XFINITY from Comcast provides an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Fresno with a maximum speed of 987 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet service in Fresno. fixed wireless outfits such as UnWired Broadband are able to offer 30 Mbps via direct wireless links. There are 12 companies in the area selling enterprise and business products and services like SD-WAN. We list all providers with business plans online, although some can connect both home and business-class Internet.
Viasat Internet is the most widespread broadband option overall. They offer coverage for virtually one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, has availability for near one hundred percent of residents. The top download speed recorded for Viasat is 100 Mbps, while HughesNet offers packages as high as 25 Mbps. Any speed above 10 megabits per second is enough for streaming standard definition videos to devices on WiFi, but becomes an issue when multiple people try to access modern services like video chat, cloud apps, and etc. You can explore the Internet coverage maps below to see how Internet options compare down to the census block level in Fresno.
Internet Statistics 2021
4.7% of consumers in Fresno27,000 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 Fresno, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|EarthLink Fiber||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|
|EarthLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|Sebastian||40 Mbps||DSL||3m 24s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s|
|AT&T||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fresno, California
- AT&T Internet - IPBB - 93.4% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- EarthLink - DSL - 93.8% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Xfinity - Cable - 95.3% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
- AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 26.9% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- EarthLink - Fiber - 25.6% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 1.2% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
- Sebastian - DSL - 0.4% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
- Frontier - DSL - 0.6% Availability in Fresno - Call For Speed Availability
- Sebastian - Fiber - 0.3% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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.
Internet Availability near California State University-Fresno and Fresno Pacific University
Within the two-mile area around California State University-Fresno, a normal house has 3 options for consumer internet access. The selection of internet connection options near Fresno Pacific University is essentially indifferent. Both universities have average internet speeds that are more than capable of achieving students needs such as downloading films, sharing sizable files, and online gaming. Download speed records from within the same zip where California State University-Fresno is located show an average speed of 169.1 Mbps download, as opposed with 84.72 Mbps in the Fresno Pacific University area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every area around campus, and could be unobtainable in apartment buildings. Keep in mind these averages are calculatedbased on speed tests, and performance will likely be closer to the advertised speeds provided here.
Data Caps in Fresno
Many Internet companies have decided to increase the use of data "plans" onto consumer broadband plans lately. This trend is certainly true for the Fresno market, with common providers such as Xfinity adding capped plans. It's not a large issue for the majority of Internet subscribers, but is liable to affect those that share the plan with multiple other family or friends or techies who upload a lot of high-def video. Data caps on cable plans tend to be in the neighborhood of one Terabyte, which is way more than is used by 99% of users, according to a report from Comcast. Potential XFINITY from Comcast customers in Fresno should confirm data use policies before signing a contract.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Fresno
|AT&T Internet||IPBB||93.4%+||100 Mbps|
|UnWired Broadband||Fixed Wireless||100%||30 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||95.3%+||1,200 Mbps|
|AT&T Fiber||Fiber||26.9%+||940 Mbps|
|EarthLink Fiber||Fiber||25.6%+||1,000 Mbps|
|DigitalPath||Fixed Wireless||3.5%+||75 Mbps|
|Sebastian||Fixed Wireless||1.3%+||1.5 Mbps|
|AT&T||Fixed Wireless||1.2%+||25 Mbps|
|Frontier Communications||DSL||0.6%+||Call For Speed Availability|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||90.2%+||987 Mbps|
|UnWired Broadband||Fixed Wireless||100%||30 Mbps|
|Vast Networks||Fiber||54.9%+||1,000 Mbps|
|DigitalPath||Fixed Wireless||17.2%+||75 Mbps|
|AT&T||Fixed Wireless||12.7%+||25 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||Fiber||11.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|TPx Communications||Copper||10.7%+||1.5 Mbps|
|Frontier Business||DSL||8.4%+||Call For Speed Availability|
|Verizon Business||Copper||4.9%+||50 Mbps|
|Crown Castle Fiber||Fiber||1.4%+||1,000 Mbps|
|GTT Communications||Copper||1.1%+||-- Mbps|
|Utility Telecom||Fiber||0.8%+||100 Mbps|
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