Fresno Internet Access Facts and Statistics

Comcast and AT&T are the primary cable and telecom companies operating in the Fresno area. Vast networks operates as a business and enterprise provider locally.

Provider Network Primary network coverage Down Up
ComcastCable, Fiber99%987 Mbps35 Mbps
AT&T CaliforniaDSL, Fiber97%100 Mbps20 Mbps
Vast NetworksFiber40%0 Mbps0 Mbps

Summary Fiber Access Infrastructure All providers

  • Comcast and AT&T are the only wired internet providers for most Fresno residents.
  • Business services are available from a variety of smaller fiber and fixed wireless companies such as Vast Networks.
  • The digital divide is a major issue in greater Fresno county, with as much as a quarter of households not able to access service at home.

Summary of internet access in Fresno

7
residential internet providers in Fresno.
6
business-focused internet providers in Fresno.
2–3
internet options for most homes in Fresno.

We’ve found a total of 13 internet providers in Fresno: 7 residential providers and 6 business-only providers.

However, only 4 of those companies offer service to more than 1% of the Fresno population. 8 local companies offer niche business service to small coverage areas, mostly enterprise services in business districts.

Small business internet is commonly available from the same companies offering residential internet in Fresno. 6 of the residential providers locally offer SMB (Small-Medium Business) services at this time.

Wired internet network coverage in Fresno

Coverage by network type in Fresno is as follows:

98.80%
Cable coverage in Fresno.
96.67%
DSL coverage in Fresno.
57.42%
Fiber coverage in Fresno.

Local internet service options in Fresno

Fresno local government and community groups started planning a community broadband network for eductational use in 2020, due to stress put on families by the Covid-19 epidemic. The network will lease unused lines from private providers and use them to broadcast fixed wireless or mobile service in some south Fresno neighborhoods. [1]

Fixed wireless internet options in Fresno:

Provider brand nameNetworkFW coverageMaximum downloadMaximum upload
unWired Broadband IncFixed Wireless100%30 Mbps7 Mbps

1 Fixed Wireless Residential internet providers in Fresno with at least 1% local coverage with their fixed wireless network. These providers may have other network types.

Fiber internet options in Fresno

Provider brand nameNetworkFiber coverageMaximum downloadMaximum upload
AT&T CaliforniaFiber27%1000 Mbps1000 Mbps

1 Fiber internet providers in Fresno with at least 1% local coverage with their fiber network area. These providers may have other network types.

Infrastructure challenges to broadband internet access in Fresno

FCC Connect America Fund II auctions provides $4M to the Fresno area over the next decade. This is expected to extend service to 1,800 of 73,600 households in the county that are currently unserved by wired broadband services.

All providers in Fresno

Provider brand namePrimary networkPrimary network coverageMaximum downloadMaximum upload
unWired Broadband IncFixed Wireless100%30 Mbps7 Mbps
ComcastCable99%987 Mbps35 Mbps
AT&T CaliforniaDSL97%100 Mbps20 Mbps
Vast NetworksFiber40%0 Mbps0 Mbps
TPx CommunicationsFiber1%0 Mbps0 Mbps

5 residential and business internet providers in Fresno with at least 1% local coverage with their primary network type.

Low-coverage providers in Fresno

Provider brand namePrimary networkPrimary network coverageMaximum downloadMaximum upload
DigitalPath, IncFixed Wireless0.3397%10 Mbps2 Mbps
GeoLinksFixed Wireless0.0033%1000 Mbps1000 Mbps
Kingsburg Media FoundationFixed Wireless0%0 Mbps0 Mbps

3 residential internet providers in Fresno with less than 1% local coverage. These are unlikely to be serviceable.

Page Summary
  • While Fresno city has close to 100% coverage by either fiber, cable, or DSL, Fresno county generally has poor service outside city limits.
  • 1 in 4 Fresno county residents does not have internet at home, due to low availability and high costs.
  • 1,800 of 73,600 households are expected to receive broadband service through $4Million of the FCC Connect America Fund II auctions.

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