Local Broadband Providers & Coverage Maps

Broadband Providers

We recommend you consult our table, then perform an Internet search to find contact info. (If you’re a local provider and are not listed, please email us.)

Provider Wireline Cellular Wireless
Fixed Wireless
Satellite
AT&T Yes (DSL, U-verse)
Yes
No No
Colfax.net No No Yes No
Comcast Yes (Cable) No No No
DigitalPath No No Yes No
Oasis Broadband No No Yes No
HughesNet
No No No Yes
Plumas Sierra Telecommunications Yes (Fiber) No No No
Race Communications Yes (Fiber) No No No
SmarterBroadband
Yes (DSL)
No Yes
No
Sprint No Yes No No
Succeed.net Yes (DSL)
No Yes No
Starlink Yes (Initial rollout as of early 2022) No No Yes
Suddenlink Yes (Cable)
No
No No
Vast Networks Yes (Fiber for commercial / institutional accounts only) No No No
Verizon Wireless
No
Yes No No
ViaSAT No No No Yes

If you’re a business, most providers have a special business sales unit to service you. Ask for the local representative when you call their main numbers as you will get better service from a representative that knows your area.

Coverage Map

The State of California conducts regular surveys of providers to build a broadband coverage map. There is a lot of debate in the community on the accuracy of these maps. As discussed under The Challenge, it is difficult for a provider to describe the larger general area they cover and then to accurately take out all the individual “pockets” that they can’t reach. This leaves the map with a more positive depiction of local broadband coverage than is reality. The best thing to do is to contact all the providers in your area and find out which ones can actually service your location, then at what speeds and for what costs.

Multiple Provider Options

Many residents don’t realize that there are multiple broadband providers in our community, so if you call one and they can’t provide you service, don’t give up. Keep contacting other providers, especially the wireless providers for the more rural locations.