Internet Providers in Somerset, CA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Somerset, CA
Internet Providers: 13
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $53.33

Internet Access in Somerset, California

For less densely populated areas like Somerset, fixed wireless from towers and other wireless technologies are the primary broadband option. FCC records show essentially zero wired broadband infrastructure availability for residential purposes. That said, fixed wireless Internet is an acceptable replacement that is available to close to one hundred percent of the area.

AT&T is also a common Internet option for Somerset. They offer primarily Fixed Wireless service in 89 percent of Somerset. Sky Fiber offers an alternative wireless service for near one hundred percent of Somerset, although it has to have roof access or proximity to a Sky Fiber access point.

Competition between broadband providers for residents of the Somerset area is high, with the average home having 5-6 Internet providers to choose from. Internet access isn't spread out evenly — a surprising 56.2 percent of the population still only have one option for broadband service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Somerset's primary wired Internet choices.

The Internet availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of public governmental data from the FCC and private data we source directly from telecom industry sources. Statistics regarding speed and performance data is sourced from M-Labs, the speed test tool shown within BroadbandNow as well as Google and Chrome queries. Our researchers have hand-sourced pricing on 238 broadband deals in Somerset to date.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Somerset, California

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Somerset, California

  • AT&T - 89.0% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 6.0% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Somerset

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Somerset is the 338th most connected city in California ahead of Diamond Springs, Camino, and Pollock Pines, but behind Placerville and El Dorado.

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

Approximately 19,000 people in El Dorado 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 44% of Somerset 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.

In El Dorado County, approximately 30,000 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 and Video Streaming Around Somerset

Data from our researchers shows that some of the popular providers place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue because consumers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers maintain they are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Somerset

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Fixed Wireless and DSL 89.0%+ 100 Mbps
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Cal.net Fixed Wireless 98.7%+ 25 Mbps
Remotely Located Fixed Wireless 94.1%+ 30 Mbps
Rocky Ridge Wireless Fixed Wireless 51.8%+ 30 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 6.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rocky Ridge Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 6.8%+ 987 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 6.5%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Somerset to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Somerset 6.7 Mbps 10 $0.45 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +408.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.45 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +112.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +109.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +120.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +120.9 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )