Sacramento Internet | Service Providers in Sacramento
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About Internet Service in Sacramento
In comparison to other California cities, Sacramento is a mixed bag when it comes to Internet access and available technology. Sacramento’s 475,000 residents live in a fairly compact area, which means a higher population density and lower costs for ISPs. Slightly faster upload speeds and slower download speeds are two key features of Sacramento’s technological landscape.
Sacramento County Quick Facts
- Total Area (sq miles): 88
- Population: 475,475
- Housing Units: 189,935
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Internet Access in Sacramento
The most obvious way Sacramento benefits from its higher population density is with a fiber penetration of 32.2 percent, which is 9% higher than the national average. Sacramento also has almost complete DSL and cable coverage, and 100% wireless coverage for its residents.
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Internet Speed in Sacramento
Despite its position as the state capital and its higher population density, Sacramento’s Internet connection speeds are lacking in comparison with other California municipalities; it ranks outside the top 50 for both download and upload speeds. In addition to the state’s fastest download speeds in the city of Compton, cities as diverse as Malibu and Alpine report faster download times. Sacramento’s cost per Mbps of $5.09 is greater, and as a result places Sacramento outside the 50 lowest cost locations in California.
- Upload Speed: 5.66 Mbps
- Download Speed: 17.88 Mbps
- Source: NetIndex.com
When you glance through the broadband providers that serve Sacramento, you will notice a variety of providers, all with their own unique features and costs. However, many ISPs listed on the National Broadband Map actually provide enterprise or business-only Internet service, so they have been omitted from the following list of providers.
For Sacramento, the final list of ISPs looks like this:
- AT&T U-verse
- Source: BroadbandMap.gov
- Service Areas: Service levels and availability vary by address
- Service Tiers: Economy Plus, Performance Starter, Performance, Blast!, and Extreme 105
- Downstream Speeds: 6 Mbps, 25 Mbps, 50 Mbps, and 105 Mbps
- Monthly Price: $29.99, 49.95, $76.95, and $114.95
- Features and Limitations: Subscribers have the option of bundling Internet with cable television services in a variety of configurations marketed under the Double Play name. Triple Play bundles combine Internet, TV, and telephone services for greater savings when compared to a la carte purchases. Two of the less expensive Internet packages,Economy Plus (3 Mbps) and Performance Starter (6 Mbps), provide download speeds that are significantly lower than the city-wide average of 17.83 Mbps. Comcast’s pricing model favors bundled service purchases over Internet only customers.
- Service Areas: Service and availability based on address
- Service Tiers: Excel, Express and Pro
- Downstream Speeds: 1.5 Mbps, 3 Mbps and 6 Mbps
- Monthly Price: $30, $40, and $50
- Features and Limitations: Succeed Internet’s DSL does not have any traffic limits and includes 5 email addresses. Equipment is not included and a single port DSL ethernet modem can be rented from Succeed for $5 a month.
- Service Areas: Availability based on address
- Service Tiers: Pro, Elite, Max, Max Plus, Max Turbo and Power Internet
- Downstream Speeds: 3 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 24 Mbps, and 45 Mbps
- Monthly Price: $29.95, $34.95, $44.95, $54.95, and $64.95
- Features and Limitations: AT&T includes equipment, such as a wireless router and security software, as part of their Internet packages. Unlike Stephouse, AT&T requires a minimum 12-month commitment.
City Subscriber Resources
- City of Sacramento Information Technology Department: Provides planning and standards for infrastructure, project management, and security.
- Sacramento State Information Resources and Technology: Partners with students and faculty to overcome technology related barriers.
- Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance: SARTA is dedicated to the growth and development of the technology sector in Sacramento.