Internet Service Providers in Fresno, California

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fresno, CA
Wired Internet Providers: 6
Average Speed Test Result: 92.6 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 2.57%

Internet Access in Fresno, California

Broadband Internet competition in Fresno is above average compared with other parts of California. There are 4.36 providers per census block on average. Fresno is currently the 283rd most connected city in California. (As measured by number of companies with coverage at each local address) Only 4.79 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 IPBB (93.84 percent coverage) and Fiber (25.58 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 57.21% 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.

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 509 Fresno Internet plans from 2014–present, with 55 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 (formerly Exede) 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.

  • There are 22 internet providers in Fresno with 12 of those offering residential service
  • Fresno is the 283rd most connected city in California ahead of Selma, Del Rey, Fowler, and Caruthers, but behind Clovis.
  • The fastest zip code in Fresno for February 2021 is 93710. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

27,000 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
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Sebastian 200 Mbps DSL and Fiber 40s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fresno, California

  • AT&T Internet - 93.8% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 95.3% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Sebastian - 0.4% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Frontier - 0.6% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fresno - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fresno

Fresno Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Fresno is the 283rd most connected city in California ahead of Selma, Del Rey, Fowler, and Caruthers, but behind Clovis.

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

Approximately 47,000 people in Fresno 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: 27% of people living in Fresno 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 95% of Fresno 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, 93710 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Fresno.

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

In Fresno County, approximately 68,000 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 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 138.98 Mbps download, as opposed with 87.68 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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 93.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
UnWired Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 95.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
DigitalPath Fixed Wireless 3.5%+ 75 Mbps
Sebastian DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 1.3%+ 200 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 0.6%+ 115 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 88.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
UnWired Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Vast Networks Fiber 54.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber and Fixed Wireless 17.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
DigitalPath Fixed Wireless 17.2%+ 75 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber and Copper 11.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 11.8%+ 500 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 8.4%+ 115 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 4.8%+ 100 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 1.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.1%+ -- Mbps
Utility Telecom Copper 0.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.4%+ 250 Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Fresno

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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Fresno, California

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Fresno?

    The cheapest internet in Fresno costs $29.99, from XFINITY from Comcast.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Fresno?

    XFINITY from Comcast is the fastest internet provider in Fresno, with speeds up to 1200 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Fresno?

    Internet costs $29.99/month for internet-only. Bundle plans with TV and phone cost $89.99/month in Fresno.