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Internet providers in Arcata, CA

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Arcata, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL100%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
101Netlink $55.00 10 - 100 MbpsWireless100%
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Arcata internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Arcata is comparable to the rest of California - 93%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Arcata area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Arcata residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Arcata, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Arcata area, and 99.56% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Arcata's six internet providers, prices start at $39.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Arcata

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Optimum 145 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable
AT&T 11 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
101Netlink 15 Mbps 4 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in Arcata

The largest internet providers in Arcata are AT&T, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Arcata.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Arcata residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. Arcata’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Arcata residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Arcata covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Arcata to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Arcata, $54.16.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arcata, $0.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Arcata. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Arcata's providers, 183 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Arcata covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Arcata residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Arcata, $54.16.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arcata, $0.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Arcata. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Arcata's providers, 183 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Arcata covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Arcata where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Arcata, $54.16.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arcata, $0.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Arcata. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Arcata's providers, 183 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Arcata with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Arcata. The next fastest internet provider in Arcata is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Velocity Communications offers the cheapest internet in Arcata with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Arcata, $54.16.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.