Internet Providers in Wrightwood, California
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Residential Internet Statistics for Wrightwood, CA
|Wired Internet Providers:||3|
|Average Speed Test Result:||86.6 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||2.21%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Wrightwood, California
Internet Access in Wrightwood, California
Data below is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reports. We leverage direct reporting from providers to enhance that data. Plane and pricing information on BroadbandNow is aggregated through our market research team. BroadbandNow has analyzed 203 bundled Internet deals in the area around Wrightwood in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,306 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widely available option for Wrightwood residents. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of Wrightwood addresses. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Wrightwood is 25 Mbps.
The average home in Wrightwood has 2 wired Internet options available to them. 2.29% of the Wrightwood area — 100 people — are limited to one or fewer choices. cable and DSL Internet services almost always provide the best price and data policies for home use.
Frontier Communications provides an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Wrightwood with 98 percent local coverage and a top speed of 24 Mbps.
In summary, Wrightwood's broadband infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other US cities: widespread availability of cable and DSL, but limited options since the majority of houses or apartments are stuck with one company for setting up either type of service. This pattern has a logical cause. Broadband Internet providers used to be cable TV and landline phone corporations. So, they already own pre-existing copper wired networks for delivering their Internet service. Fiber Internet has been expanding as a third option, and while some plans marketed as "Fiber" plans aren't actually "Fiber to the Home" connections, 94.40 percent of the Wrightwood area is covered by fiber Internet stretching at least to the property. Thanks to healthy provider competition within Wrightwood, the local average downstream speed is 54.25 percent above the state average, accounting for all cities. See the speed test results below for insights on how major local Internet providers add up long term.
Internet Statistics 2021
2.3% of consumers in Wrightwood100 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 Wrightwood, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Ultimate Internet Access||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|Frontier Communications||115 Mbps||DSL||1m 11s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Wrightwood, California
- Frontier - 98.5% Availability in Wrightwood - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
- Spectrum - 97.2% Availability in Wrightwood - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Ultimate Internet Access - 94.4% Availability in Wrightwood - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Wrightwood - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Wrightwood - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues Around Wrightwood
Data collected by our research team shows that some of the common ISPs in the area use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Wrightwood
|Frontier Communications||DSL||98.5%+||115 Mbps|
|Ultimate Internet Access||Fiber||94.4%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Frontier Business||DSL||100%||115 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||94.5%+||940 Mbps|
|Ultimate Internet Access||Fiber||59.1%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Wrightwood to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Wrightwood||86.6 Mbps||5||$0.55 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +262.5 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.46 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +20.5 Mbps )||18 ( +13 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +13.1 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +25.1 Mbps )||21 ( +16 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +28.7 Mbps )||9 ( +4 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|