Riverside Internet Access Facts & Statistics

Riverside is a Spectrum cable market with widespread AT&T coverage. There are few alternatives to the primary incumbents locally, although 5G services from T-Mobile and Verizon are being piloted in the area.

Provider Network Primary network coverage Down Up
Charter Communications IncCable100%940 Mbps35 Mbps
AT&T CaliforniaDSL, Fiber94%100 Mbps20 Mbps
Frontier Communications CorporationDSL5%12 Mbps1 Mbps
Ultimate Internet Access, Inc.Fiber3%1000 Mbps1000 Mbps

Summary Fiber Access Infrastructure All providers

The primary internet service providers in Riverside are Spectrum (cable) and AT&T (Fiber, DSL). AT&T has built out substantial Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service in Riverside, currently reaching about a quarter of the city.

Earthlink recently started reselling service locally over AT&T lines.

Summary of internet access in Riverside

8
residential internet providers in Riverside.
7
business-focused internet providers in Riverside.
2–3
internet options for most homes in Riverside.

We’ve found a total of 15 internet providers in Riverside: 8 residential providers and 7 business-only providers.

However, only 10 of those companies offer service to more than 1% of the Riverside population. 5 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 Riverside. 6 of the residential providers locally offer SMB (Small-Medium Business) services at this time.

Wired internet network coverage in Riverside

Coverage by network type in Riverside is as follows:

99.96%
Cable coverage in Riverside.
98.38%
DSL coverage in Riverside.
59.94%
Fiber coverage in Riverside.

Fixed wireless internet options in Riverside:

Provider brand nameNetworkFW coverageMaximum downloadMaximum upload
Ultimate Internet Access, Inc.Fixed Wireless98%100 Mbps100 Mbps
Southern California Telephone Co.Fixed Wireless43%100 Mbps100 Mbps
One Ring NetworksFixed Wireless1.573%500 Mbps500 Mbps
GeoLinksFixed Wireless1.122%1000 Mbps1000 Mbps

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

Fiber internet options in Riverside

Provider brand nameNetworkFiber coverageMaximum downloadMaximum upload
AT&T CaliforniaFiber25%1000 Mbps1000 Mbps
Frontier Communications CorporationFiber5%100 Mbps100 Mbps
Ultimate Internet Access, Inc.Fiber3%1000 Mbps1000 Mbps

3 Fiber internet providers in Riverside 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 Riverside

Riverside city has strong cable coverage throughout the city and reasonably widespread fiber coverage by AT&T. Coverage falls off quickly outside city limits, however, where many areas — particularly low-income areas — are served only by wireless options like Mojave WiFi.

While Riverside officials have floated the idea of municipal broadband projects in the past, as of 2021 none of these projects have materialized into the city budget.

All providers in Riverside

Provider brand namePrimary networkPrimary network coverageMaximum downloadMaximum upload
Charter Communications IncCable100%940 Mbps35 Mbps
AT&T CaliforniaDSL94%100 Mbps20 Mbps
Southern California Telephone Co.Fixed Wireless43%100 Mbps100 Mbps
Crown Castle FiberFiber40%0 Mbps0 Mbps
Frontier Communications CorporationDSL5%12 Mbps1 Mbps
Ultimate Internet Access, Inc.Fiber3%1000 Mbps1000 Mbps
TPx CommunicationsFiber3%0 Mbps0 Mbps
One Ring NetworksFixed Wireless1.573%500 Mbps500 Mbps
EarthLink Business, LLCDSL1.239%0 Mbps0 Mbps
GeoLinksFixed Wireless1.122%1000 Mbps1000 Mbps

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

Low-coverage providers in Riverside

Provider brand namePrimary networkPrimary network coverageMaximum downloadMaximum upload
ComcastCable0.808%987 Mbps35 Mbps

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


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Riverside have fiber internet service?

Riverside has coverage from AT&T Fiber locally. Their fiber network reaches about a quarter of Riverside.

Who is the cable provider in Riverside?

The cable company in Riverside is Spectrum, from Charter Communications.

Page Summary
  • Spectrum is the primary cable franchise in Riverside.
  • AT&T has a strong fiber network locally, reaching about a quarter of the city.

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