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Internet providers in Chico, CA

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Chico, CA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $30 100 - 18 MbpsDSL76%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
DigitalPath $54.95 3 - 10 MbpsWireless34%
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Chico internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Chico 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 Chico area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Chico residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 76% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Chico, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Chico area, and 76.16% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Chico's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Chico

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Chico residents, covering 76% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Chico’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Chico residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

76%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Chico covering 76% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Chico 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Chico, $44.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chico, $1.45.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Chico. These download speeds are available to 76% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chico's providers, 213 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Chico covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Chico, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chico, $1.45.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Chico. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Chico's providers, 213 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Chico 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Chico, $44.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chico, $1.45.

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 Chico. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chico's providers, 213 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Chico with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Chico. The next fastest internet provider in Chico is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Chico with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Chico, $44.99.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.