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Best Internet Providers in Bakersfield, CA

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Internet Providers Overview for Bakersfield, CA
Total Internet Providers 12
Download Speeds Up To 5 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $39.95
Fiber Coverage 27%
Fastest Provider AT&T

Top 10 Internet Service Providers in Bakersfield, CA

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1. AT&T

89.8% Available
Download speeds up to:
5 Gbps IPBB, Fiber, 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 55.00/mo
89.8% Available
Click here to see AT&T's coverage map for Bakersfield, CA

AT&T Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
IPBB Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
5G Internet Download speeds up to 225 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

AT&T Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Fixed Wireless Internet Internet 10 Mbps $55.00
Internet 300 Internet 300 Mbps $55.00
Internet 100 Internet 100 Mbps $60.00
Internet Air Internet 225 Mbps $60.00
Internet 500 Internet 500 Mbps $65.00
Internet 1000 Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Internet 2000 Internet 2000 Mbps $145.00
Internet 5000 Internet 5000 Mbps $245.00
Call To Order AT&T Service 855-957-4313

2. Spectrum

92.8% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable, Fiber
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo *
92.8% Available
Click here to see Spectrum's coverage map for Bakersfield, CA

Spectrum Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Fiber
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Spectrum Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Spectrum Internet® Internet 300 Mbps $49.99
Spectrum Internet® Ultra Internet 500 Mbps $69.99
Spectrum Internet® Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $79.99
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature Internet 300 Mbps $114.98
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature + Voice Internet 300 Mbps $129.97
Call To Order Spectrum Service 855-959-3083

3. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
150 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
100% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

4. EarthLink

44.2% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
44.2% Available
Click here to see EarthLink's coverage map for Bakersfield, CA

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $39.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 855-537-1089

5. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

6. unWired Broadband

99.9% Available
Download speeds up to:
30 Mbps Fixed Wireless
99.9% Available
Click here to see unWired Broadband's coverage map for Bakersfield, CA

unWired Broadband Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Call To Order unWired Broadband Service 844-650-3278

7. Applied Technology Group

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
35 Mbps Fixed Wireless
100% Available

Applied Technology Group Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Call To Order Applied Technology Group Service 661-322-8650

8. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Bakersfield, CA

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

9. Verizon

23.2% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 50.00/mo
23.2% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Bakersfield, CA

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 100 Mbps $50.00
5G Home Plus Internet 300 Mbps $70.00
Call To Order Verizon Service 866-498-5878

10. Always ON

44.2% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
44.2% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Bakersfield Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

Many learning opportunities are exclusively available online, but a disproportionate number of low-income families lack the digital technology they need to access them. Thankfully, a coalition of organizations addresses this inequity known as the digital divide by providing discounted or free programming and technology to economically disadvantaged households. The upcoming lists contain resources that connect Bakersfield families in need to digital resources essential to academic success:

Discounted Distance Learning Devices in Bakersfield

  • PCs for People: Bakersfield families who are under the 200 percent poverty level or enrolled in a government assistance program are eligible to purchase a low-cost refurbished laptop, internet plan, or both from the PCs for People online store.
  • human-I-T: Low-income individuals in Bakersfield may qualify to purchase a heavily discounted refurbished laptop for as little as $125 from human-I-T’s online store. Heavily discounted desktop computers and tablets are also available.
  • Computers for Classrooms: Bakersfield families demonstrating financial need can apply to Computers for Classrooms to purchase a professionally refurbished desktop computer or laptop preinstalled with Windows 10 Pro and Microsoft Office 2010 for $75 to $250 depending on the model.

If you need to get an affordable laptop right away, consider shopping at a tech store for a used laptop. The options in Bakersfield are limited, but the following online stores sell refurbished computers at a lower price than what you’d pay for a brand-new device:

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Bakersfield

  • Kern County Library: Students in Bakersfield can access hundreds of books, magazines, and movies through the Kern County Library’s digital media offerings. For something more interactive, young learners can join virtual events offering activities from online LEGO groups to virtual book clubs.
  • Kern County Museum: Little artists and scientists will have a blast following the free tutorials created by the Lori Brock Discovery Center at the Kern County Museum. Lori Brock at Home provides instructions for fun DIY crafts and science projects.
  • Buena Vista Museum (BVM) of Natural History and Science: Young learners curious about dinosaurs, animal species, and Earth’s amazing mysteries can satisfy their thirst for knowledge by watching the free videos created by the educators at BVM.
  • Kern Literacy Council: Kern County residents in need of tutoring can be matched with a volunteer tutor for free by contacting the Kern Literacy Council at 661-324-3213.
  • Kern Dance Alliance: Early readers can experience storytelling with their minds and bodies by dancing along to the free Books in Motion performances created by the Kern Dance Alliance.

Free Wireless Internet Access in Bakersfield

The BCSD has made Wi-Fi available to all enrolled students for distance learning in the parking lots of the following schools:

Thanks to government programs and many local businesses, Wi-Fi is accessible throughout Bakersfield. Check out our free Wi-Fi coverage map below to learn more about the locations in Bakersfield providing free internet connections:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Bakersfield, CA

Hotspot
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Hotspot
9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Hotspot
1914 Wible Road
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Hotspot
201 New Stine Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Hotspot
5300 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93309

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Bakersfield

Fastest Bakersfield Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 27% of Bakersfield)

AT&T Fiber

5 Gbps

5 Gbps

33.8%

Spectrum

1 Gbps

500 Mbps

0.6%

Cable
(Covering 93.8% of Bakersfield)

Spectrum

1 Gbps

35 Mbps

92.8%

DSL
(Covering 54% of Bakersfield)

AT&T Internet

100 Mbps

20 Mbps

89.8%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 100% of Bakersfield)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

300 Mbps

10 Mbps

23.2%

AT&T Internet Air

25 Mbps

3 Mbps

15.6%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Bakersfield)

Viasat Internet

150 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Hughesnet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

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Average download speed in Bakersfield:

95 Mbps

Based on 12,749 speed tests

Internet Values of Bakersfield Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
AT&T Fiber Fiber $245 per month 5 Gbps $0.05 per Mbps 855-957-4313
Spectrum Cable $79.99 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 855-959-3083
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed $70 per month 300 Mbps $0.23 per Mbps 866-498-5878
AT&T Internet Air Fixed $60 per month 225 Mbps $0.27 per Mbps 855-957-4313
AT&T Internet DSL $60 per month 100 Mbps $0.60 per Mbps 855-957-4313
Hughesnet Satellite $64.99 per month 100 Mbps $0.65 per Mbps 855-958-4319
Viasat Internet Satellite $99.99 per month 150 Mbps $0.67 per Mbps 844-983-3105

Best Internet Provider in Bakersfield

  1. AT&T - Fast download speeds in Bakersfield, most Fiber availability and most DSL availability
  2. Spectrum - No data caps and most Cable availability
  3. Viasat - Most internet coverage in Bakersfield
  4. EarthLink - 5g internet up to 100 Mbps
  5. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  6. unWired Broadband - Widely available
  7. Applied Technology Group - Coverage
  8. Starlink - Availability
  9. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  10. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Bakersfield

  • AT&T - Fast up to 5 Gbps (5000 Mbps)
  • Spectrum - Fast up to 1000 Mbps
  • Verizon - Fast up to 300 Mbps
  • Starlink - Fast up to 220 Mbps
  • Viasat - Fast up to 150 Mbps
  • Always ON - Fast up to 150 Mbps

Internet Fees in Bakersfield

Common Providers in Bakersfield Early Termination Fees Setup and Installation Fees Late Payment Fees Equipment Replacement Fees
AT&T Fiber N/A $99 Up to $9.25 $10 per month
AT&T Internet N/A $149 Up to $6.50 N/A

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Bakersfield By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 34%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 90%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 93%
unWired Broadband Fixed Wireless 30 Mbps 100%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
AT&T 5G Internet 225 Mbps 16%
Applied Technology Group Fixed Wireless 35 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 23%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 44%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 44%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Applied Technology Group Fixed Wireless 35 Mbps 100%
unWired Broadband Fixed Wireless 30 Mbps 100%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 90%
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 34%
AT&T 5G Internet 25 Mbps 16%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 93%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 23%
Spectrum Fiber 1 Gbps 1%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Bakersfield

Internet service providers in Bakersfield use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 94%

What is Mbps?

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