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Internet providers in Empire, CA

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Empire, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic10%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable21%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Empire internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Empire 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 Empire area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Empire residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 10% of those living in Empire.

There are seven internet providers serving the Empire area, and 100.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Empire's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Empire

The largest internet providers in Empire are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Empire.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Empire residents, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 10% of the area. Empire’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 21% of Empire residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Empire 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 Empire, $42.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Empire, $0.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Empire. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Empire's providers, 480 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

10%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Empire covering 10% of the area.

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

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Empire, $42.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Empire, $0.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Empire. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Empire's providers, 480 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

21%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to some, but not many households in Empire covering 21% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Empire 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 Empire, $42.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Empire, $0.77.

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 Empire. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Empire's providers, 480 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Empire and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Empire at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Empire at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Empire residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Empire with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 10% of households in Empire. The next fastest internet provider in Empire is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 21% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Empire with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Empire, $42.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Empire, covering 10% of the city.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.