Internet Service Providers in Tahoe City, California

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Residential Internet Statistics for Tahoe City, CA
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 95.47 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 4.9%

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 301 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 (formerly Exede) 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 Cable and IPBB. 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.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Tahoe City, California

  • Spectrum - 95.0% Availability in Tahoe City - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - 94.9% Availability in Tahoe City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Suddenlink - 23.8% Availability in Tahoe City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Tahoe City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Tahoe City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Tahoe City

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Tahoe City is the 660th most connected city in California ahead of Truckee and Kings Beach, but behind Washoe Valley, Zephyr Cove, and Incline Village.

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

Approximately 15,000 people in Placer 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 93% of Tahoe City 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, 96145 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Tahoe City.

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

In Placer County, approximately 21,000 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 in Tahoe City

Many Internet service providers have added data limits to home WiFi and Internet plans. Some major Internet service providers in the area, including AT&T Internet, have data caps. Data caps vary quite a bit. They typically can be from 250 Gigabytes up to a Terabyte or more. The majority of home Internet caps are very high, so they don't pose a problem for the majority of users. AT&T Internet customers in Tahoe City should verify data caps while purchasing service, and not presume the caps based on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Tahoe City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 95.0%+ 940 Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL 94.9%+ 100 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications Cable 23.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Oasis Broadband Fixed Wireless 11.4%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Oasis Broadband Fixed Wireless 95.7%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 67.9%+ 940 Mbps
Suddenlink Business Cable 14.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Utility Telecom Copper 1.3%+ 100 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.4%+ 600 Mbps

Compare Tahoe City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Tahoe City 95.5 Mbps 7 $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +253.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +11.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +4.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +16.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +19.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )