Alta Sierra, California Broadband Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Alta Sierra, CA that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Alta Sierra by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1OptimumCable300 Mbps30 Mbps96.3%
2DigitalPathwireless50 Mbps10 Mbps98.3%
3SmarterBroadbandwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6Cal.netwireless25 Mbps4 Mbps38.4%
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Alta Sierra CA Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Alta Sierra are compared to Nevada County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to California overall?
Average download speeds in Alta Sierra of 32.3 Mbps are faster than the Nevada County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for California.

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Alta Sierra Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 3.5% of Nevada County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Alta Sierra residents

  • There are 6 residential internet providers in Alta Sierra, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Alta Sierra is 23.9% faster than the average in California and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 1.1% of the Nevada County population

  • The average internet download speed in Alta Sierra is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Alta Sierra residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Optimum as the top provider for Alta Sierra, California.

How do the internet speeds in Alta Sierra compare to other cities in California?

Click through to see how the Alta Sierra broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: California City, Caruthers, Kenwood, Pinole, Running Springs, San Antonio Heights, Spring Valley Lake

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 6 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Alta Sierra, CA residents.

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Alta Sierra, California?

The following zip codes were used: 95949

Who has the fastest internet service in Alta Sierra?

Optimum with a download speed of 300 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Alta Sierra.




Alta Sierra Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


Optimum

  • 410+ channels
  • Voice activated remote control
  • Customize your plan
  • Optimum entertainment experience available on the new Apple TV in 4K
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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