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Internet providers in 96161

Find internet providers serving the 96161 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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96161 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL91%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable10%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable91%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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96161 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 96161 ZIP code 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 96161 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 98% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.180% of those living in the 96161 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 96161 area, and 91.30% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 96161, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Truckee

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 30 Mbps 47 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 157 Mbps 24 Mbps Cable
Optimum 120 Mbps 21 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 96161

The largest internet providers serving the 96161 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and Optimum bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 96161 ZIP code, covering 91% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 10% of the area. Truckee’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 91% of residents in the 96161 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 96161 ZIP code, covering 91% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 Truckee, $55.99.

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 Truckee, $0.43.

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 96161 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Truckee's providers, 241 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

10%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 96161 ZIP code, covering 10% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 96161 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Truckee, $55.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Truckee, $0.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 96161 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Truckee's providers, 241 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

91%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 96161 ZIP code, covering 91% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 96161 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Truckee, $55.99.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Truckee, $0.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 96161 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Truckee's providers, 241 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 96161 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 96161 and the greater Truckee area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Truckee at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Truckee at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 96161 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 96161 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 96161 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 91% of households in 96161. The next fastest internet provider in the 96161 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 10% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in the 96161 ZIP with service starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Truckee, $55.99.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.