Internet Providers in Tehachapi, California

Most Popular Internet Providers in Tehachapi, California:

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  • 1. AT&T Internet
    65.7% Available
    65.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $45 - $129.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • IPBB
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 3
    • Speed Range: 25-100mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $45 - $129.99
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Spectrum
    52.2% Available
    52.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $152.97

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    Wireless speeds may vary
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Includes self-installation activation.
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $64.99 - $249.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $249.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. EarthLink
    57% Available
    57%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.95 - $59.95

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $59.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
  • 6. 6. T-Mobile Home Internet
    15.7% Available
    15.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. Ultra Home Internet
    15.7% Available
    15.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: Order Online
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 8. 8. Race
    52.6% Available
    52.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $25 - $60

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $25 - $60
    • Contracts: None required
  • 9. 9. unWired
    11.2% Available
    11.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    30 Mbps
    Download
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  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. T-Mobile
    88.7% Available
    88.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $60 - $85

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Tehachapi, California

The overall most commonly available wired broadband types in Tehachapi are IPBB and Fixed Wireless followed by Cable lines. FCC filings suggest IPBB and Fixed Wireless reaches a 65.73 percent footprint in the area, compared with the 52.15 percent Cable penetration.

Since FCC data is currently only collected twice a year and only made public 6+ months later, availability shown here may not be complete.

AT&T Internet is also a common Internet option in Tehachapi, offering primarily IPBB and Fixed Wireless service with coverage in 65 percent of Tehachapi.

The average Tehachapi customer has 2-3 Internet providers that are able to provide service at that location. By California standards, this is a decent level of market competition. It means most customers have at least two companies competing on pricing and service reliability at a given address. This Internet access isn't distributed evenly, however. A surprising 30.45 of residents still have only one option for wired broadband services.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, registered with coverage in practically one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, is available for about close to one hundred percent of local residents. The fastest download speed advertised for Viasat reaches 100 Mbps, while HughesNet offers packages up to 25 Mbps. In general, any speed over 10 megabits per second (Mbps) will be enough for streaming standard definition video on WiFi. However, it may become problematic when multiple people try to use high-bandwidth apps such as video chat, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the coverage maps on this page to see how broadband coverage compares on a granular level.

Internet Statistics 2022

10,000 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 Tehachapi, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Race Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 52.6%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 52.2%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB and Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 65.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 57.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 15.7%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 15.7%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Tehachapi

Tehachapi Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Tehachapi is the 645th most connected city in California ahead of Mojave and Weldon, but behind Arvin, Lamont, and Rosamond.

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

Approximately 47,000 people in Kern 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.

Fiber Availability: 53% of people living in Tehachapi have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 70% of Tehachapi 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 Kern County, approximately 56,000 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.

Working from Home in Tehachapi

Tehachapi currently has 507 workers who operate from home. 77.91 of those telecommuters take home less than $75,000 per year. Tehachapi features a decent amount of fiber coverage, so it makes sense that working from home might be a popular option in the area. The availability of robust fiber wiring allows for more stable service compared with other technologies. It's a high-quality network choice that easily supports cloud services and other high-bandwidth workplace uses. If putting together home WiFi for a home office, be sure to check data limitations. Many home Broadband connections have data limits. This might be difficult if you consume a lot of data for work purposes like video conferencing, etc. Business-class connections can be provided for customers who need more than a residential plan.

Data Caps in Tehachapi

ISPs have been moving to add data caps to residential broadband packages in recent years. Some providers in Tehachapi — AT&T Internet included — have data caps. Data caps as a trend fall on a wide range. They typically can be anywhere from 250GB up to a Terabyte. Most home broadband caps are quite high, which means that they won't pose a problem for most customers. If a non-capped package isn't an option to you, most providers have an official meter to track usage. Data caps have been rising as the average consumer's expectations of video quality grows. If you're subscribing to service from AT&T Internet, verify data caps on the plan when talking to a rep.

Compare Tehachapi to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Tehachapi 204.2 Mbps 10 $0.50 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +341.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( -42.9 Mbps ) 20 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( -23.3 Mbps ) 19 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( -17.6 Mbps ) 26 ( +16 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( -25.1 Mbps ) 10 $0.39 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Tehachapi

Great Service

Have not had a problem with internet since Race came to Tehachapi. Service has been reliable, even in snow and rain. No complaints. Great company.

Exceptional Service

Race is superb. I have no complaints after almost two years of service. Had to start with the 25 Mbps speed, but after struggling for years using a cell phone as a "hotspot", it was dreamy to actually reduce our overall utility bill while greatly improving our quality of life. On a separate note, their voluntary commitment to net neutrality is not only a comfort as a subscriber but says volumes about their business ethics and commitment to the communities they serve. I've been trying to clear some room in the budget so they can "Gigafy Me!" asap.

We love Race!

We live in a mountainous area and previously had satellite internet. The service was very intermittent. Since Race came to town, our service is fast and reliable. And it's less than half the price we paid for satellite, plus we get our home phone for $10 a month.

Day 2 since installation

2 days since installation: Very pleased.

A small(er), but mighty provider

While Race Communications is not (yet) a household name for many, if you're lucky enough to live within their service area, there is no better provider. Yes, they struggled with enough coverage and the build process was a bit slow (it is a brand new fiber to the home network), but the service is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest! Not to mention, they're affordable. I love being able to speak to LOCAL employees whenever I have a question. Thank you Race!

Thank you Race

Since we have had broadband service through Race Communications, we have been very happy. The few times I've had to call them about something, they are very helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. We also have our landline through Race. No problems there, either. Our previous ISP was very expensive and a big rigamarole to try to get a real person on the line. Thank you Race!