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Internet providers in Arcata, CA

1. Optimum
99% available in Arcata
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating(1207)

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2. Hughesnet
99% available in Arcata
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

3. Viasat
99% available in Arcata
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
5. Tsunami-Wireless
94% available in Arcata
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
6. Velocity Communications, Inc.
95% available in Arcata
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
30Mbps
7. 101Netlink
99% available in Arcata
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Optimum Business
16% available in Arcata
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating(0)
2. Hughesnet
99% available in Arcata
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

3. Viasat
99% available in Arcata
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
4. Ooma
50% available in Arcata
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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5. Zayo Group
15% available in Arcata
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Tsunami-Wireless
94% available in Arcata
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. Velocity Communications, Inc.
95% available in Arcata
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
30Mbps
8. 101Netlink
99% available in Arcata
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Arcata
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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2. Visible
Available in Arcata
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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3. AT&T Wireless
60% available in Arcata
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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4. Verizon Wireless
68% available in Arcata
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Arcata

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Arcata area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$75.24/mo

Average speed
199.2 Mbps

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Arcata Residential Internet Coverage

Sitting directly on the coast and spreading inward toward Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the city of Arcata has almost 18,000 people and a booming commercial area. Whether you live in this area or own a business here, finding the right Internet plan is essential. The providers listed on this page make it easy to compare listings.

One option that includes all of Arcata within its service area is AT&T. Through AT&T, customers can access fiber optic service, DSL service, or both, depending on their neighborhood. Covered areas include Maple Creek, Alliance, downtown, and Samoa.

Suddenlink Communications also provides reliable and affordable service to all of Arcata. Their network stretches to reach Alliance in the north, Lone Star Junction in the south, Korblex in the east, and Samoa in the west.

Frontier has expanded its offerings in California in recent years, making it a viable option for many who live in Arcata.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Arcata

Average download speed
199.15 Mbps

Average upload speed
19.27 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
20.67 ms

Average jitter
29.07 ms

 

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Summary of Arcata internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Optimum Cable 940 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Optimum
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Tsunami-Wireless Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A View Plans for Tsunami-Wireless
Velocity Communications, Inc. Fixed Wireless 30 Mbps N/A View Plans for Velocity Communications, Inc.
101Netlink Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps N/A View Plans for 101Netlink

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Arcata

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on internet providers in Arcata.

Optimum

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Siddiq K | 04-03-2022

Terrible company. None knows what is going on

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AT&T

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Anthony L | 03-20-2022

Speeds are awful, constantly disconnects. Salesman sells you on speeds they can't actually provide. Technicians are nice but ultimately can't do anything. Customer support has poor understanding/skills, but they try to be friendly.

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Terence S | 08-13-2016

I am very surprised by the slow internet speeds that I get from suddenlink.i have upgraded twice,,even with my brand new hp laptop,the browsing speed is so slow here in aracata,ca...I lived one town over a couple years ago and at&t was so much faster...

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Terence S | 08-13-2016

I am very surprised by the slow internet speeds that I get from suddenlink.i have upgraded twice,,even with my brand new hp laptop,the browsing speed is so slow here in aracata,ca...I lived one town over a couple years ago and at&t was so much faster...

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AT&T

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Pam K | 07-14-2015

AT&T Uverse provides adequate service and the promotional pricing is pretty good. However, when the promotion is over the pricing is very expensive.

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Siddiq K | 04-03-2022

Terrible company. None knows what is going on

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