High Speed Internet in Landers, California

by Mark Nero

Thanks to deregulation of the telecommunications industry in California, residents of the city of Landers and the surrounding areas have multiple choices when it comes to picking a high-speed Internet service provider. And the various companies serving the city and region have unique service packages, which include varying pricing and upload/download speeds.

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Verizon

Verizon offers two high-speed Internet packages for Landers residents. The less-expensive package comes with download speeds of up to 1 megabit per second (Mbps) and uploads of 384 kilobits per second (Kbps). As of the time of this publication, the introductory price was $19.99 a month with a two-year contract. The other package comes with download speeds of up to 7.1 Mbps and uploads of 768 Kbps for a price of $39.99 a month with a two-year contract.

Comcast

Comcast offers high-speed Internet in Landers for an introductory price of $19.99 a month for the first six months of service, at the time of this publication. The package comes with download speeds of 12 to 15 Mbps, as well as a free suite of antivirus and anti-spam software that the company values at $120. The company also offers "bundle" deals, where you can get Internet, cable TV and phone service together at a reduced rate.

Wild Blue

Wild Blue is a company that offers satellite-based high-speed Internet in Landers. Customers are provided with satellite mini-dishes and modems to receive service. The company has three packages from which to choose: Value, Select and Pro. The value package, which is for low-volume users, comes with download speeds of up to 512 Kbps and uploads of up to 128 Kbps. The Select package comes with download speeds of up to 1 Mbps and uploads of 200 Kbps. The Pro package is the speediest, at 1.5 Mbps downloads and 256 Kbps uploads. The standard upfront fee is $150, as of the time of this publication, but the company periodically offers $50 off deals for first-time customers, along with free installation.

HughesNet

HughesNet is a high-speed Internet service company that uses mini satellite dishes to provide customers with service. The company offers three different types of packages in Landers: Basic, Power 150 and Power 200. The basic package comes with download speeds of 1 Mbps and uploads of 200 Kbps. Power 150 consists of 1.5 Mbps downloads and 250 Kbps uploads. And the Power 200 package comes with download speeds of up to 2 Mbps and uploads of 250 Kbps. As of the time of this publication, packages range in cost from $39.99 to $89.99 a month.

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