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Internet providers in South Lake Tahoe, CA

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South Lake Tahoe, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 18 MbpsDSL97%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
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South Lake Tahoe internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in South Lake Tahoe 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 South Lake Tahoe area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of South Lake Tahoe residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in South Lake Tahoe, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the South Lake Tahoe area, and 97.19% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among South Lake Tahoe's four internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in South Lake Tahoe

The largest internet providers in South Lake Tahoe are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to South Lake Tahoe.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all South Lake Tahoe residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 99% of the area. South Lake Tahoe’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of South Lake Tahoe residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

97%

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

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in South Lake Tahoe 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 South Lake Tahoe, $46.25.

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 South Lake Tahoe, $0.75.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in South Lake Tahoe. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all South Lake Tahoe's providers, 87 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in South Lake Tahoe covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but South Lake Tahoe 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 South Lake Tahoe, $46.25.

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 South Lake Tahoe, $0.75.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in South Lake Tahoe. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all South Lake Tahoe's providers, 87 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 South Lake Tahoe covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of South Lake Tahoe 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 South Lake Tahoe, $46.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in South Lake Tahoe, $0.75.

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 South Lake Tahoe. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all South Lake Tahoe's providers, 87 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in South Lake Tahoe with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in South Lake Tahoe. The next fastest internet provider in South Lake Tahoe is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in South Lake Tahoe with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in South Lake Tahoe, $46.25.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.