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Internet providers in Ridgecrest, CA

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 12 MbpsDSL100%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 200 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Ridgecrest internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Ridgecrest 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 Ridgecrest area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Ridgecrest residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Ridgecrest, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Ridgecrest area, and 97.98% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Ridgecrest's four internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Ridgecrest

The largest internet providers in Ridgecrest are Frontier, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Ridgecrest.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Ridgecrest residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Ridgecrest’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Ridgecrest residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to all households in Ridgecrest covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Ridgecrest 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 Ridgecrest, $41.99.

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 Ridgecrest, $1.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Ridgecrest. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Ridgecrest's providers, 66 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Ridgecrest covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Ridgecrest, $41.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ridgecrest, $1.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Ridgecrest. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ridgecrest's providers, 66 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Ridgecrest covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Ridgecrest where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Ridgecrest, $41.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ridgecrest, $1.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Ridgecrest. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Ridgecrest's providers, 66 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Ridgecrest with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Ridgecrest. The next fastest internet provider in Ridgecrest is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Ridgecrest with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ridgecrest, $41.99.

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.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.