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Internet Providers in Stockton, California
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Internet Access in Stockton, California
Consumers will find 43 Internet service providers (ISPs) operating in Stockton. There are 4 LTE options, and 16 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.
broadband choice is strong overall. The average census block has access to 6 Internet providers. Averaged for all neighborhoods in the city, there are exactly 6.07 service options per household.
Since FCC coverage data is only collected biannually and only released six months after, providers listed in the results might not reflect the most recent network upgrades. Our process incorporates coverage and plan data directly from many ISPs to help reduce the lag time.
Cable and DSL providers like AT&T Internet make up the primary network systems available in Stockton.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Stockton so far as coverage. As the maps below show, the more common providers often overlap in most blocks around Stockton.
- There are 32 internet providers in Stockton with 16 of those offering residential service
- Stockton is the 159th most connected city in California ahead of Woodbridge, Manteca, Lodi, and French Camp, but behind Lathrop.
- Explore internet access for communities within Stockton: Morada
- The fastest zip code in Stockton for July 2021 is 95219. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.7% of consumers in Stockton9,000 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 Stockton, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||97.8%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless||8s||96.3%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||96.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Softcom Internet Communications||6 Mbps||DSL||22m 45s||17.7%|
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.
Internet Service Access for Education in Stockton
University Of The Pacific and Humphreys College-Stockton And Modesto Campuses are the biggest universities in Stockton. For the 7,113 combined students living in the area, strong internet access is a must for accessing educational materials and viewing research. Both universities offer 3 ISPs at the average address within 2 miles of each campus. University Of The Pacific students that live close to campus can expect to get downstream speeds of around 34.67 Mbps, according to speed test data in the University Of The Pacific zip code. Speeds surrounding Humphreys College-Stockton And Modesto Campuses average out to 177.09 Mbps over 9,901 tests run in the past year.
FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to improve internet availability for college and high school students.
Data Caps Around Stockton
Data from our research team suggests that some of the popular ISPs currently place a limit on streaming for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are disliked because users see them as a strategy to stop "cord cutting". Providers explain caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Internet access in Stockton neighborhoods
To date, we've collected data about Broadband coverage in a variety of areas in Stockton: Morada.