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Internet providers in Lincoln, CA

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Lincoln, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic8.703%
Wave Broadband $40.00 5 - 20 MbpsCable97%
Consolidated Communications $35.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic30%
South Valley Internet - 30 - 50 MbpsDSL1.738%
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Lincoln internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lincoln 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 Lincoln area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Lincoln residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 60% of those living in Lincoln.

There are nine internet providers serving the Lincoln area, and 95.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lincoln's nine internet providers, prices start at $35 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Lincoln

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 97 Mbps 63 Mbps DSL
Consolidated Communications 148 Mbps 86 Mbps Fiber-optic
Wave Broadband 167 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Lincoln

The largest internet providers in Lincoln are AT&T, Wave Broadband, and Consolidated Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Lincoln.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Lincoln residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Wave Broadband, which covers 97% of the area. Lincoln’s third most-available internet provider, Consolidated Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 30% of Lincoln residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Lincoln covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Lincoln 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 Lincoln, $54.66.

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 Lincoln, $1.95.

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 20 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Wave Broadband cable internet

Provider

Wave Broadband

Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Wave Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in Lincoln covering 97% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Wave Broadband start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $54.66.

Wave Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $8.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $1.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Wave Broadband offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

30%

Fiber-optic from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to some, but not many households in Lincoln covering 30% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Consolidated Communications start at $35/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $54.66.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $1.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Lincoln and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lincoln at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lincoln at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Lincoln 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 Lincoln with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Lincoln. The next fastest internet provider in Lincoln is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 8.703% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Lincoln with plans starting at $35/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $54.66.

Consolidated Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lincoln, covering 30% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Lincoln and is available to 8.703% of households.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.