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Internet providers in Palm Desert, CA

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Palm Desert, CA internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsDSL98%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsFiber-optic27%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Palm Desert internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Palm Desert residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 27% of those living in Palm Desert.

There are five internet providers serving the Palm Desert area, and 98.15% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Palm Desert's five internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Palm Desert

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Palm Desert residents, covering 98% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Frontier, which covers 27% of the area. Palm Desert’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Palm Desert residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Palm Desert covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert, $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, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Palm Desert, $0.74.

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 Palm Desert. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Palm Desert's providers, 99 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

27%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to some, but not many households in Palm Desert covering 27% 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 Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert, $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, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Palm Desert, $0.74.

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 Palm Desert. These download speeds are available to 27% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Palm Desert's providers, 99 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 Palm Desert covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert, $45.74.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Palm Desert, $0.74.

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 Palm Desert. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Palm Desert's providers, 99 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Palm Desert with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Palm Desert. The next fastest internet provider in Palm Desert is Frontier, offering download speeds up to 30 Mbps to 98% of the area.

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

Frontier is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Palm Desert, covering 27% of the city.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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.

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%.