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Internet providers in El Rio, CA

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El Rio, CA internet providers

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsDSL96%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsFiber-optic92%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
A+ Wireless, Inc. - -Wired8.246%
GTT Communications - -DSL1.696%
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El Rio internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in El Rio 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 El Rio area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of El Rio residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 92% of those living in El Rio.

There are seven internet providers serving the El Rio area, and 96.43% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among El Rio's seven internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in El Rio

The largest internet providers in El Rio are Frontier and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to El Rio.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all El Rio residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Frontier, which covers 92% of the area. El Rio’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of El Rio residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in El Rio covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in El Rio 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in El Rio, $45.74.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in El Rio, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in El Rio. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all El Rio's providers, 103 Mbps.

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Frontier fiber-optic internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

92%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in El Rio covering 92% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Frontier is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout El Rio than other internet types.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in El Rio, $45.74.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in El Rio, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in El Rio. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all El Rio's providers, 103 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in El Rio covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in El Rio, $45.74.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in El Rio, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in El Rio. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all El Rio's providers, 103 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of El Rio, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside El Rio, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in El Rio and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in El Rio at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in El Rio at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many El Rio residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

California Internet is the fastest internet provider in El Rio with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 8.363% of households in El Rio. The next fastest internet provider in El Rio is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in El Rio with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in El Rio, $45.74.

Frontier is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in El Rio, covering 92% of the city.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

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