Internet Service Providers in Lake Isabella, California

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Residential Internet Statistics for Lake Isabella, CA
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 34.86 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 5.68%

Internet Access in Lake Isabella, California

The Lake Isabella area has two widely available Internet options: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. Their network offers speeds up to 100 Mbps and availability for close to one hundred percent of the city. As for HughesNet, they market Satellite. Their Internet services have coverage for virtually one hundred percent of Lake Isabella.

Mediacom Cable is another common broadband option for Lake Isabella, offering Cable connections in 94 percent of Lake Isabella. KV Wireless is another alternative wireless service worth taking note of to close to one hundred percent of the area. Keep in mind it has to have roof access or proximity to a KV Wireless access point.

The average Lake Isabella home has 2-3 providers that are able to provide service at that address. Competition is good. It tends to improve pricing at a given address. This competition isn't distributed evenly, however. even in 2021, a surprising 23.48 of residents still have only one option for true broadband services.

Cable providers like Mediacom Cable and DSL Internet service providers like Frontier Communications make up the primary broadband infrastructure systems with availability in Lake Isabella.

The coverage data found here comes from FCC provider-reported data, which requires Internet companies in Lake Isabella to submit availability data biannually. By using direct agreements with Internet providers, BroadbandNow is able to analyze and improve public datasets against privatized data submitted by telecoms. This strategy lets us to create more detailed maps than government resources. The speed averages shown here are calculated from real-world speed tests originating in Lake Isabella.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Lake Isabella with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Lake Isabella is the 744th most connected city in California ahead of Tehachapi, Inyokern, Wofford Heights, and Weldon, but behind Bodfish.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Lake Isabella: Mountain Mesa
  • The fastest zip code in Lake Isabella for February 2021 is 93240. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Lake Isabella, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Lake Isabella, California

  • Mediacom - 94.3% Availability in Lake Isabella - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - 79.1% Availability in Lake Isabella - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Lake Isabella - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Lake Isabella - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Lake Isabella

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Lake Isabella is the 744th most connected city in California ahead of Tehachapi, Inyokern, Wofford Heights, and Weldon, but behind Bodfish.

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 Kern 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.

Approximately 77% of Lake Isabella 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, 93240 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Lake Isabella.

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

In Kern County, approximately 49,000 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 Among Lake Isabella Internet Service Providers

Internet companies have begun to add data limits onto their residential Internet packages as of late. The trend holds true for Lake Isabella, with Internet companies like Mediacom selling plans with data caps. This won't matter for the majority of residents, but may affect users that consume a lot of 4K video. Data caps for cable plans tend to be about 1 Terabyte, which is way more than 99 percent of customers use, according to a report from Xfinity. Mediacom Cable customers should verify data use policies when signing up. Do not presume them based on phone rep statements.

Internet access in Lake Isabella neighborhoods

We've analyzed data on Broadband coverage in the following areas within Lake Isabella: Mountain Mesa.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Lake Isabella

Provider Type Coverage Speed
KV Wireless Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 50 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 94.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 79.1%+ 115 Mbps
Lake Linx Fixed Wireless 23.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
KV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 93.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Lake Linx Fixed Wireless 17.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 1.3%+ 45 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 1.2%+ 3.0 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 1.1%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Lake Isabella to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lake Isabella 34.9 Mbps 6 $1.22 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +314.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +72.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +64.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +76.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +80.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Lake Isabella

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We cut our services for television from Mediacom eliminating Netflix and Stars, reducing our television to basic and increased our Internet speed to 100kbps. Now I'm at a bill that's higher than the one with more television channels. The internet speed is also rarely 100kbps and flushes all the way to zero frequently.