Lakewood is one of the areas of California in which various Internet service provider companies overlap, with each providing a different method for Internet access for people who don't have phone lines, such as via fiber optics, cables or even satellite dishes. It provides Lakewood residents a full menu of pricing and service plans from which to choose.
Time Warner Cable offers high-speed, broadband Internet service throughout Lakewood for an introductory rate of $34.95 a month for 12 months at the time of publication. The package, which doesn't require a phone line, includes free anti-spam and antivirus software and the ability to conduct downloads at a speed of up to 15 megabits per second (Mbps). The offer is valid for new customers only and does not include installation fees.
Verizon's fiber optic Internet service (FiOS) is available throughout the city of Lakewood. The company offers four rate plans that don't require phone lines, with each depending on the upload and download speeds of each. There's a 15/5 package, which includes an upload speed of 15 Mbps and download of 5 Mbps, for a cost of $54.99 a month. The 25/25 upload and download speed package is priced at $69.99 monthly, and a 50 Mbps upload/20 Mbps download speed package for $89.95 a month is available. In addition, there's a 150/35 Mbps upload/download package for $199.99 per month.
Comcast Cable's high-speed Internet is available in Lakewood for an introductory price of $19.99 a month for the first six months for existing Comcast customers, and $29.99 a month for new customers. Customers have the option of installing a cable modem themselves or having a professional do it for them. No phone line is required. The monthly service also comes with free computer security software and upload/download speeds of up to 12 Mbps.
WildBlue is a company that offers broadband high-speed Internet via satellite throughout Lakewood and the surrounding areas. In addition to a computer, two pieces of equipment are needed: a 26-inch satellite mini-dish and a modem, both of which are supplied by the company at the time of installation. No phone line is required. The cost is $49.95 per month and installation, and 24-hour customer support are free.