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Internet Providers in Tahoe City, California
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Internet Access in Tahoe City, California
The Internet availability data on this page is derived from governmental databases and scrubbed for issues against private lit address databases. To date, we have processed 1,869 rows of governmental and private data catalogues on broadband access in Tahoe City. Our data analysis team has manually sourced price data and terms on 243 Internet and bundle plans in Tahoe City. Our download speed calculation is derived from browser-based speed tests. To be fair, speed test datasets are a flawed way of evaluating Internet quality. These averages are not meant to promise exact rates customers can expect at houses around Tahoe City.
Viasat Internet or HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Tahoe City.
Spectrum is another commonly available broadband choice in Tahoe City, offering Cable connections available to 95 percent of the area. Sky Fiber offers an alternative wireless service for close to one hundred percent of the local area, although it requires roof access and proximity to a Sky Fiber tower or access point.
Broadband competition in Tahoe City is overall strong. Most homes have around 3-4 providers available to them. This choice isn't spread out fairly — a surprising 6.68 percent of the population still have only one or zero options for wired broadband services.
Overall, locals are likely choosing between IPBB and Cable. The granular coverage maps and user speed test data below illustrate how the real-world speed and performance results vary when comparing zip codes and ISPs in Tahoe City.
- There are 12 internet providers in Tahoe City with 7 of those offering residential service
- Tahoe City is the 656th most connected city in California ahead of Kings Beach, but behind Washoe Valley, Zephyr Cove, Incline Village, and Truckee.
- The fastest zip code in Tahoe City for July 2021 is 96145. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
6.7% of consumers in Tahoe City200 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 Tahoe City, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Suddenlink Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||24.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||94.9%|
|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.
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.
Compare Tahoe City to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Tahoe City||97.8 Mbps||7||$0.32 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +436.6 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +51 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +62.8 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.21 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +71.7 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +64.3 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|