Internet providers in Lincoln, CA

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Lincoln, CA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic8.703%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable97%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic30%
South Valley Internet - -DSL1.738%
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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 DSL, which covers 97% of Lincoln residents. Cable 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 38% 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 $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $48.31.

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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $0.81.

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 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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Wave Broadband cable internet

Provider

Wave Broadband

Starting price*
$69.95/mo.
Max download speed

250 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 $69.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $48.31.

Wave Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $0.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Wave Broadband offers download speeds up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are about the same as 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*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

100 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 $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $48.31.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $0.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are much slower 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Lincoln at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 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 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 8.703% of households in Lincoln. The next fastest internet provider in Lincoln is Wave Broadband, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Lincoln with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $48.31.

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.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.