If you live in Fresno and are looking for either a new or different internet provider, we’ve done a lot of the work for you by reviewing the options in the area and selecting the best three:
With some really great options in the area, this was a difficult choice, but Xfinity edges out the competition due to its slightly faster average speeds (~140 Mbps) and also because it offers all users the chance to upgrade to a gigabit connection (1000 Mbps).
Not everyone needs this, and they shouldn’t get it if they don’t because of the extra expense, but it’s nice to know it’s an option.
There are several intermediate plans that will get you all you need and more for not nearly as much money, and you can also bundle with TV and phone services to save even more.
AT&T is a close second to Xfinity in the Fresno area. It covers the same area, and average connection speeds are only just slower at around 130 Mbps.
However, perhaps the reason AT&T didn’t make it to #1 is that AT&T Fiber, the company’s gigabit service, is only available to about 21 percent of the region.
In most cases, we wouldn’t recommend Earthlink only because connection speeds are quite a bit slower than what you will get from the competition.
But the advantage to Earthlink is that it is cheaper, and its connection speeds are still serviceable; the average is between 20-30 Mbps.
If this is enough for you, the savings you get from Earthlink (plans max at about $25/month) could very well be worth it.
Most Fresno residents will probably choose either Xfinity or AT&T, but there are other options, meaning you should have no trouble finding what you need at the right price.