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Best Internet Providers in Riverside, CA

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Internet Providers Overview for Riverside, CA
Total Internet Providers 10
Download Speeds Up To 5 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $29.99
Fiber Coverage 22%
Fastest Provider AT&T

Top 9 Internet Service Providers in Riverside, CA

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1. AT&T

92.1% Available
Download speeds up to:
5 Gbps IPBB, Fiber
Prices Starting At 55.00/mo *
92.1% Available
Click here to see AT&T's coverage map for Riverside, CA

AT&T Internet Availability By Type

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

AT&T Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Internet 300 Internet 300 Mbps $55.00
Internet 100 Internet 100 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

94.5% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo *
94.5% Available
Click here to see Spectrum's coverage map for Riverside, CA

Spectrum Internet Availability By Type

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

Spectrum Deals for June 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 June 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

48.6% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
48.6% Available
Click here to see EarthLink's coverage map for Riverside, 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 June 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 June 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. Verizon

44.3% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo
44.3% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Riverside, CA

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Call To Order Verizon Service 866-498-5878

7. Always ON

48.6% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
48.6% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

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

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 Riverside, 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 June 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. T-Mobile Home Internet

49.5% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
49.5% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for Riverside, CA

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

Riverside Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

After years of discussion and failed initiatives to bring broadband to everyone in Riverside, the need for dependable internet has reached a level that can no longer be ignored. In the meantime, low-income families’ need to access technological resources persists. To help people find the assistance they need, we compiled the following collection of internet resources available to Riverside low-income families and individuals. 

Discounted Distance Learning Devices in Riverside

  • Computers for Classrooms: Computers for Classrooms is a local digital device redistributor that sells refurbished desktops and laptops to qualifying California residents. To qualify, you must meet at least one of the Computers for Classrooms Qualification Certification criteria. If you are eligible and wish to purchase a computer, you’ll need to select one from the online price sheet, then follow the steps for requesting a computer listed on their Computers for Low-Income Families page.
  • EwasteCollective: The ewasteCollective is a Bay Area-based certified e-waste collector and digital device redistributor providing free computers to low-income individuals across California, including Riverside residents. To apply for a free computer, follow the steps listed on ewasteCollective’s Free Computer page. You’ll need to print out and complete the appropriate request form, then email, fax, or mail it back to ewasteCollective. Current waitlists mean a one to three-month wait for most applicants. 
  • Computers With Causes: Computers With Causes is a national non-profit organization specializing in digital device redistribution to low-income families and individuals in Riverside and elsewhere. The waitlist can be long, so if you’ve completed an online request for a computer and have not heard back after 30 days, please feel free to reapply. 

If you're interested in purchasing a refurbished laptop now, here are three local Riverside businesses that have refurbished devices in stock: 

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Riverside

  • Riverside County Office of Education: For increased enrichment on top of regular academic instruction, parents can use the wealth of online resources available at the Riverside County Office of Education’s webpage to keep their child engaged and learning from home. Content is divided into three areas: content-developed focus, student-centered focus, and educational leadership focus with lessons and activities based on grade level.
  • City of Riverside: The City of Riverside Kids page contains an extensive list of virtual activities that are both fun and educational for Riverside children who need to keep busy at home. Visit the site, and you’ll discover activities such as virtual storytime, live broadcasts, interactive online learning, games, and more. 
  • California Science Center: California Science Center has a robust online mechanism to support children’s at-home learning and exploration. Perhaps its most interesting virtual exhibit is its virtual tour of the Space Shuttle Endeavor. The California Science Center also hosts Stuck At Home activities, consisting of experiments and projects that can be completed with household supplies. 
  • Riverside Public Library: The Riverside Public Library’s Kids Web Resource page contains a list of links to online learning, typing apps, and online storytime sessions. Children can also visit the library’s website to borrow digital books, audiobooks, and more. 
  • Camp Supernow: Camp Supernow is an online interactive camp that groups children into pods of seven for virtual adventures. These camp sessions last four weeks and focus on social and emotional development. Pricing may be affordable for low-income families, and free trials are available for new customers. 

Free Wireless Internet Access in Riverside

The local library can be a great place to find free Wi-Fi access. The City of Riverside Public Library offers free Wi-Fi access at each of the following branch locations: 

For additional Wi-Fi spots in Riverside, check out our free Wi-Fi map below. Each pin shows the location and type of establishment offering free internet access:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Riverside, CA

Hotspot
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504
Hotspot
4040 Vine Street
Riverside, CA 92507
Hotspot
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515
Hotspot
6465 Sycamore Canyon Blvd Ste 100
Riverside, CA 92507
Hotspot
4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Hotspot
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Riverside

Fastest Riverside Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 22% of Riverside)

AT&T Fiber

5 Gbps

5 Gbps

26.1%

Frontier

Call For Details

Call For Details

2.8%

Cable
(Covering 95.2% of Riverside)

Spectrum

1 Gbps

35 Mbps

94.5%

DSL
(Covering 64.8% of Riverside)

Frontier

Call For Details

Call For Details

0.3%

AT&T Internet

100 Mbps

20 Mbps

92%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 65.7% of Riverside)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

300 Mbps

10 Mbps

44.3%

EarthLink 5G Home Internet

100 Mbps

20 Mbps

48.6%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Riverside)

Viasat Internet

150 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Hughesnet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Average download speed in Riverside:

115 Mbps

Based on 36,531 speed tests

Internet Values of Riverside Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
Frontier Fiber $154.99 per month Call For Details $0.03 per Mbps 844-974-3041
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 $80 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 866-498-5878
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Fixed $60 per month 245 Mbps $0.24 per Mbps
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 Riverside

  1. AT&T - Fast download speeds in Riverside, most Fiber availability and most DSL availability
  2. Spectrum - No data caps and most Cable availability
  3. Viasat - Most internet coverage in Riverside
  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. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  7. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  8. Starlink - Widely available
  9. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Riverside

Internet Fees in Riverside

Common Providers in Riverside 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 Riverside By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 26%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 92%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 94%
Frontier Fiber Call For Details 3%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 50%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 44%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 49%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 49%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 92%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 25 Mbps 50%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 49%
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 26%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 94%
Frontier Fiber Call For Details 3%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 44%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Riverside

Internet service providers in Riverside 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 - 96%
Cable - 65%
DSL - 65%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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