Internet Providers in Lancaster, California

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Residential Internet Statistics for Lancaster, CA
Wired Internet Providers: 6
Average Speed Test Result: 125.62 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 4.1%

Internet Access in Lancaster, California

Information here is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage filings. We leverage direct provider coverage reports and other private datasets to further validate that information. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected through our research team. BroadbandNow has found and verified 545 Internet plans in Lancaster since 2014. speed averages on this page are based on 52,341 local speed tests. They are meant for general provider comparison purposes, not to indicate top Internet speeds available.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Lancaster.

Spectrum as well as Frontier Communications can also provide Internet service in Lancaster, often competing for the same customers.

DSL and cable are the primary broadband types around the Lancaster metro area. They are fighting over customers at most addresses and competing with each other. Cable network speed is overall better, but overall performance found with either Internet technology type are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block based on the network quality in a given area. Local speed test results suggest that network performance is above-average. Lancaster is 68.46 percent higher than the California aggregated average so far as citywide download speeds.

Click through the map below to explore Internet service competition on the granular census block level. As illustrated, while the majority of neighborhoods have about 3 choices, some areas can be less well-served or might only have one company available.

Internet Statistics 2021

11,000 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 Lancaster, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Frontier Communications 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Lancaster, California

  • Frontier - 93.9% Availability in Lancaster - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 95.9% Availability in Lancaster - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - 3.3% Availability in Lancaster - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 0.5% Availability in Lancaster - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Lancaster - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Lancaster - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Lancaster

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Lancaster is the 623rd most connected city in California ahead of Lake Hughes, but behind Acton, Palmdale, Rosamond, and Littlerock.

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

Approximately 21,000 people in Los Angeles 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: 15% of people living in Lancaster 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 94% of Lancaster 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, 93535 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Lancaster.

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

In Los Angeles County, approximately 31,000 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.

Broadband for Education in Lancaster

Economic development studies often identify a strong correlation between web availability and improved education. Broadband is increasingly required as universities such as San Joaquin Valley College-Lancaster in Lancaster adapt web-based systems to manage student work. Looking at 8,974 speed tests recorded over the past year at locations within two miles of San Joaquin Valley College-Lancaster campus, performance averages are close to 86.59 Mbps — considerably higher than the minimum speeds needed for viewing video and operating hosted or communication platforms.

Data Caps in Lancaster

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that top providers use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because consumers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers maintain that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which can eat up 1–7GB/hr.

Internet access in Lancaster neighborhoods

Internet availability information for Lancaster can be found for these neighborhoods: Quartz Hill and Lake Los Angeles.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Lancaster

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL and Fiber 93.9%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 95.9%+ 940 Mbps
Antelecom Fixed Wireless 91.5%+ 12 Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL and Fiber 3.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 0.5%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 47.5%+ 940 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 31.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 11.6%+ 100 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 6.4%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber and Copper 4.3%+ 940 Mbps
GTT Communications DSL 3.3%+ 6 Mbps
BullsEye Telecom Copper 2.4%+ 1.5 Mbps
NetFortris Copper 0.6%+ -- Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.3%+ 987 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
CyberNet Communications Fiber 0.1%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Lancaster to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lancaster 125.6 Mbps 11 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +223.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -18.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +7 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -25.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -13.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -10.3 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )