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Internet Providers in Lancaster, California
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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 561 Internet plans in Lancaster since 2014. speed averages on this page are based on 24,668 local speed tests. They are meant for general provider comparison purposes, not to indicate top Internet speeds available.
Coverage from Viasat Internet 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 81.54 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.
- There are 19 internet providers in Lancaster with 7 of those offering residential service
- Lancaster is the 627th most connected city in California ahead of Lake Hughes, but behind Palmdale, Acton, Rosamond, and Littlerock.
- Explore internet access for communities within Lancaster: Quartz Hill and Lake Los Angeles
- The fastest zip code in Lancaster for July 2021 is 93535. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
6.3% of consumers in Lancaster11,000 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 Lancaster, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||987 Mbps||Cable||8s||0.5%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||3.3%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL and Fiber||8s||93.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
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 4,272 speed tests recorded over the past year at locations within two miles of San Joaquin Valley College-Lancaster campus, performance averages are close to 77.34 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, Lake Los Angeles.
Compare Lancaster to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Lancaster||159.7 Mbps||9||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +374.7 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -10.9 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +0.9 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +9.8 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +2.4 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|