Fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) in California

There are 108 fixed wireless internet service providers (WISPs) in California as of our last data update in 2020.

Our count is based on FCC provider filings, updated manually to account for mergers, closures, and new company formations. 1 While WISPs historically have focused on rural service, where wireless is the only cost effective means of providing last-mile service, the technology has recently become more prevelent in urban areas.

Starry Internet is a prominent example of a California WISP providing high-speed urban service that rivals cable and even fiber in terms of service quality, speed, and latency. 2

Of the 108 fixed wireless internet providers in California, 99 offer residential services, and 90 offer business services. 81 providers in the state offer both residential and business service.

California Fixed Wireless internet providers summary

ProviderPopulation CoveredDownload SpeedUpload SpeedServices Offered
Ultimate Internet Access, Inc.13381046100 Mbps100 MbpsResidential, business.
Etheric Networks, Inc.62282261000 Mbps1000 MbpsResidential, business.
unWired Broadband Inc378996830 Mbps7 MbpsResidential, business.
Cruzio Internet3095423100 Mbps100 MbpsResidential, business.
Razzo Link, Inc.131660230 Mbps6 MbpsResidential, business.
Starry, Inc.1184991200 Mbps200 MbpsResidential
Fire2Wire109327115 Mbps3 MbpsResidential, business.
San Diego Broadband1072654100 Mbps30 MbpsResidential, business.
Ayera Technologies Inc95072060 Mbps60 MbpsResidential, business.
Southern California Telephone Co.930840100 Mbps100 MbpsResidential
DigitalPath, Inc90946250 Mbps10 MbpsResidential, business.
Applied Technology Group Inc72800325 Mbps10 MbpsResidential, business.
Succeed.Net705552100 Mbps10 MbpsResidential, business.
Cal.net Inc.61713425 Mbps4 MbpsResidential, business.
AT&T55104810 Mbps1 MbpsResidential
Tekify Fiber & Wireless470364100 Mbps100 MbpsResidential, business.
Antelecom Inc.37320712 Mbps3 MbpsResidential, business.
SDWISP32522220 Mbps4 MbpsResidential
TPx Communications2617101000 Mbps1000 MbpsBusiness
United States Cellular Corporation2544552 Mbps2 MbpsResidential
Velocity Communications, Inc.24303620 Mbps2 MbpsResidential, business.
OACYS Technology24076225 Mbps3 MbpsResidential, business.
Sail Internet208105300 Mbps100 MbpsResidential, business.
King Street Wireless L.P.1938541 Mbps0.2 MbpsResidential
101Netlink18117820 Mbps5 MbpsResidential, business.
GeoLinks1772291000 Mbps1000 MbpsResidential, business.
Softcom Internet Communications, Inc.16911550 Mbps25 MbpsResidential, business.
Valley Center Wireless16006050 Mbps50 MbpsResidential, business.
corridor15617910 Mbps10 MbpsResidential, business.
Napanet Internet Services14572625 Mbps15 MbpsResidential
OutbackInternet14418635 Mbps15 MbpsResidential, business.
Webpass, Inc.1328881000 Mbps1000 MbpsResidential, business.
SmarterBroadband,Inc.13102515 Mbps4 MbpsResidential, business.
CCT Telecomm12248430 Mbps20 MbpsBusiness
Red Shift11995810 Mbps5 MbpsResidential, business.
Sebastian1045651.5 Mbps0.77 MbpsResidential, business.
One Ring Networks94694500 Mbps500 MbpsResidential, business.
Conifer Communications9019425 Mbps5 MbpsResidential, business.
AFES Network Services LLC8098620 Mbps15 MbpsResidential, business.
Common Networks60110300 Mbps300 MbpsResidential
Towerstream574521000 Mbps1000 MbpsBusiness
Ranch Wifi, LLC4548330 Mbps15 MbpsResidential, business.
DM-Tech Internet4530930 Mbps30 MbpsResidential, business.
South Valley Internet4486730 Mbps3 MbpsResidential, business.
Com-Pair Services4012010 Mbps2 MbpsResidential, business.
SkyValleyNetwork372225 Mbps5 MbpsResidential
Volcano Communications Company2448650 Mbps25 MbpsResidential, business.
Pacific Lightwave Inc2372750 Mbps25 MbpsResidential, business.
Mountain Tower & Network Co LLC2206220 Mbps3 MbpsResidential, business.
Cal-Ore Communications Inc.2186025 Mbps3 MbpsResidential, business.
Advanced Wireless1694625 Mbps4 MbpsResidential, business.
PeakWiFi.com1693225 Mbps5 MbpsResidential, business.
Impulse1682415 Mbps4 MbpsResidential, business.
Mitec Solutions1588530 Mbps7 MbpsResidential, business.
Tierzero150131000 Mbps1000 MbpsBusiness
Warp2, inc1485812 Mbps2 MbpsResidential, business.
California Broadband Services1421130 Mbps15 MbpsResidential, business.
Kern Valley Wireless1389050 Mbps12 MbpsResidential, business.
Wisp.net138221000 Mbps1000 MbpsResidential, business.
Mojavewifi.com1361712 Mbps3 MbpsResidential
SeaKay Broadband13383100 Mbps100 MbpsResidential, business.
Wilson Creek Communications1315227 Mbps20 MbpsResidential, business.
Surfnet Communications1212225 Mbps18 MbpsResidential, business.
WiFiby CV1207125 Mbps26 MbpsResidential
Beamspeed105415 Mbps2 MbpsResidential, business.
Exwire Inc.968130 Mbps3 MbpsResidential, business.
SkyHi Broadband960330 Mbps30 MbpsResidential, business.
Plumas Sierra932320 Mbps10 MbpsResidential, business.
Rocky Ridge Wireless930725 Mbps6 MbpsResidential, business.
Kingsburg Media Foundation7675100 Mbps100 MbpsResidential, business.
North Coast Internet753525 Mbps3 MbpsResidential, business.
Winters Broadband LLC742650 Mbps50 MbpsResidential, business.
Lake County Broadband Solutions5280500 Mbps500 MbpsResidential
Accel Wireless495349 Mbps29 MbpsResidential, business.
AVISP494437 Mbps37 MbpsResidential, business.
Hankins Information Technology451750 Mbps50 MbpsResidential, business.
MountainMesh418824 Mbps24 MbpsResidential
Sylvernet41727 Mbps2 MbpsResidential
Tnet Broadband Internet LLC406431 Mbps100 MbpsResidential
Western Sonoma County Internet Cooperative Corporation37795 Mbps3 MbpsResidential
Sky Fiber Internet3436100 Mbps100 MbpsResidential, business.
CALTEL Connections34159 Mbps2 MbpsResidential, business.
MINetworks304650 Mbps20 MbpsResidential, business.
FireServe2576100 Mbps20 MbpsResidential, business.
Airpeak Wireless24603 Mbps3 MbpsResidential, business.
Stream It Networks LLC215720 Mbps20 MbpsResidential, business.
FractalVision211025 Mbps5 MbpsResidential, business.
Sidewinder Networks, LLC1561100 Mbps100 MbpsResidential, business.
Mike Gunther Industries Inc1442100 Mbps100 MbpsResidential, business.
Mitrelink1012250 Mbps250 MbpsResidential, business.
Root Automation79018 Mbps2 MbpsResidential, business.
WISPRENN72710 Mbps1 MbpsResidential, business.
Compudyne68930 Mbps30 MbpsBusiness
EastSierra.Net62320 Mbps20 MbpsResidential, business.
Anza Electric Cooperative44050 Mbps50 MbpsResidential, business.
Aan Chuuphan4273 Mbps1 MbpsResidential, business.
Choice Broadband4159 Mbps2 MbpsResidential, business.
Lone Pine Communications,INC415100 Mbps100 MbpsResidential, business.
Ind-Co Cable TV Inc.4083 Mbps1 MbpsResidential, business.
Dillon Beach Internet Service259200 Mbps200 MbpsResidential, business.
Whittrio2261000 Mbps1000 MbpsBusiness
SBC Wireless Internet19755 Mbps25 MbpsResidential
Fortis Telecom16325 Mbps15 MbpsResidential, business.
VCA2840 Mbps10 MbpsResidential, business.
Cybernet1126 Mbps6 MbpsResidential
Tailwind Voiceand Data1115 Mbps5 MbpsBusiness
California Telecom, Inc.00 Mbps0 MbpsBusiness
Spectrotel010 Mbps2 MbpsBusiness

This page is based on a database of California-based internet service providers maintained by ConnectCalifornia.com. This page updates automatically as we update the database on a monthly basis. The last modification was made in September of September.

Page Summary
  • 76.83% of the California population has access to fixed wireless internet service, although serviceability is dependent on line of site with the provider tower in most cases.
  • Urban use of fixed wireless internet is on the rise, thanks to improvements in the underlying hardware and the advent of 5G.
  • Rural use of fixed wireless is most common in rural areas where it is used to bridge the last mile to remote locations where building fiber or even copper lines might be difficult and expensive.

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Published: June 26, 2020
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