Best Big Bear Lake Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 3 choices for service in Big Bear Lake, 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 Big Bear Lake 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
1SpectrumCable940 Mbps35 Mbps100.0%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Big Bear Lake CA Internet Access Options

More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Big Bear Lake which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Big Bear Lake compare to San Bernardino County? The average speed in Big Bear Lake is 44.37 Mbps which is faster than San Bernardino County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the California average of 26.06 Mbps.

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Big Bear Lake Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 62.4% of San Bernardino County residents

  • The average internet download speed in San Bernardino County is 22.67 Mbps based upon 4864336 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Big Bear Lake is 70.3% faster than the average in California and 36.9% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Big Bear Lake is 4.78 Mbps. This is 41.6% slower than the San Bernardino County average and 58.8% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 100.0% of the Big Bear Lake population

  • There are 3 residential internet providers in Big Bear Lake, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city

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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 Big Bear Lake 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 Spectrum as the top provider for Big Bear Lake, California.

Who has the fastest internet service in Big Bear Lake?

Spectrum with a download speed of 940 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Big Bear Lake.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Big Bear Lake, California?

The following zip codes were used: 92315

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Big Bear Lake internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
Zero latency gaming

How do the internet speeds in Big Bear Lake compare to other cities in California?

Click through to see how the Big Bear Lake broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Chico, Firebaugh, La Crescenta Montrose, Orange Cove, Pioneer, Sierra Madre, South San Gabriel

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Big Bear Lake, California population.

What is DSL internet service?

DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Big Bear Lake, California?

Spectrum provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Big Bear Lake.

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.




Big Bear Lake 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.


Spectrum

  • 125+ channels
  • Flexible packages
  • 85,000 OnDemand titles
  • All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
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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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