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High-Speed Internet for Chico

With EarthLink Internet, you’ll never get pricked by a slow internet connection ever again. As a top internet provider in Chico, we’re bringing the fastest speeds and most reliable connection to the City of Roses. Plus, Chico has been rated as one of the top places to reboot your life and kick-start your business — meaning that the expansion of fiber internet is a must.

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Download speed up to 1000 Mbps per second*

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Fast Facts

  • There are two fiber internet providers in the Chico area
  • Roughly 18% of Chico has access to fiber internet
  • EarthLink has the best high-speed internet coverage
  • Chico is the “Best Place to Reboot Your Life” because of its strong business ecosystem, per Sunset Magazine 1
  • Chicostart aims to help local startups and entrepreneurs thrive 2
  • The average internet speed in Chico is 1,000 Mbps 3
  • The cost of living in Chico is 6% more than the national average 4
  • The median home price in Chico is $456,154 5

Things to Do in Chico

A charming Northern California town, Chico has it all: beautiful weather all year round, tons of natural escapes, delicious local produce, and fun-filled activities for the whole family. See why everyone loves it here.


Explore the 3,670-acre Bidwell Park, one of the largest city parks in the country and the pride of Chico.


Choose from several tours at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and get a behind-the-scenes look at this nationally-loved company.


Stop by the National Yo-Yo Museum to catch a glimpse of a massive 256-pound wooden yo-yo. And yes, it still works!


Pick up fresh local produce, nuts, and more at the Chico Certified Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Saturday.

Better connectivity for increased productivity

EarthLink considers internet speed to be the most essential requirement for any user, which is why we provide a wide range of speeds up to 1 Gig. Call today to compare internet speeds available near Chico, California.

Mobile Service

The right connection and transparent pricing also extends to your mobile provider. EarthLink Mobile offers five plans to fit any lifestyle, all with the best nationwide coverage. Plus, you can bring your own phone or upgrade to a newer device. Call to get started today!

EarthLink Security & Tools for Chico, California

We’re not just a California internet provider. With a whole suite of tools, we’re here for every part of your digital life. We offer:

EarthLink Protect+ Powered by Norton Life Lock:
Keeps you safer than ever. This cyber safety tool offers real-time protection and dark web monitoring plus a secure VPN, million-dollar protection package, and more.

EarthLink Online Backup:
Never worry about a missing file again. Use online backup to automate your data backup, sync your files across multiple devices, and easily view and share your files with family and friends.

EarthLink Guardian:
Keeping your kids safer online is a full-time job — we can help. Powered by Bark, Guardian is a parental control tool that helps families manage and protect their children’s online lives while still preserving privacy.

EarthLink EasyTech:
The solution to your smart device problems is our remote IT support. If you have a TV that won’t connect, a video doorbell that won’t ring (or any other smart device issue), just call our product experts, and they’ll work to resolve your problem remotely.

Internet Service Comparison Chart

Not sure which type of high-speed internet service is actually the best? We break down a few options here, or you can find out more. Spoiler: fiber is the clear winner.

Internet Type Speed Price Accessibility Reliability
Fiber Highest Medium High High
Wireless Home Medium Medium High High
Cable High Medium High Medium
Satellite Low Medium High Low

As a Chico internet provider, EarthLink offers:

  • Chico Fiber Internet: the fastest speeds with no data caps and maximum reliability.
  • Chico Wireless Home Internet: faster speeds than your cell phone’s hotspot, wide availability, and easy installation.
  • Chico Satellite Internet: a dependable choice for rural internet with a variety of plans to fit your needs.
  • Chico Rural Internet: if you live in a hard-to-reach area or an internet desert, we can help keep you connected.
  • Chico Business Internet: if you’re ready to take your small business to the next level, trust one of the top internet providers in California.

Nearby Cities/Zip Codes

With a population of 221,117 people (and counting), the entire area is flourishing. You don’t have to live in the very heart of downtown to get the best Chico internet — but we can reach you there, too.

  • Chico — including zip codes 95926, 95927, 95928, 95929, 95973, 95976
  • Belden — including zip codes 95915 and 95980
  • Corning — including zip codes 96021 and 96029
  • Durham — including zip codes 95938 and 95958
  • Oroville — including zip codes 95915, 95940, 95965, 95966, 95980
  • Paradise — including zip codes 95967 and 95969
  • Redding — including zip codes 96001, 96002, 96003, 96049, 96099
  • Yuba City — including zip codes 95991, 95992, 95993

Frequently Asked Questions

No. If you’re already an EarthLink customer, we make it easy to transfer your service to your new address.

It only takes a few minutes to let us know you’re moving. We can help in two ways: check the available service for your new address above or call us at 888-327-8454.

For the smoothest transition, let us know you’re moving at least two weeks before you need service at your new address. It takes a little time, so the sooner you can let us know, the better. We ask for at least two weeks to avoid any downtime. We’ll keep you posted on progress via text on the phone number updated on your account.

An installation fee will be determined when your relocation order is submitted. Similar to the original installation, we’ll send a professional installer to get you all set up. Any early termination fees at the old address will be waived when service is established at the new address. Your new service will have an updated early termination fee.

Take your modem, power cord, and cables. When the technician arrives to set up your transferred service, they’ll take back what isn’t needed. Don’t be surprised if the technician provides new and better equipment.

You can upgrade at any time! We would have to check serviceability first to see what higher speeds are supported at your new address.

Not a problem! You can respond to the relocation confirmation text you receive from us or call as soon as you are aware that you need to make a change. The number is 888-327-8454 and select the “relocation” option if prompted. Please note: an adult (18 years or older) must be present at the new address at the time of installation.

We continue to widen our national internet service footprint, so this is getting more and more unlikely. However, if we can’t make this happen (we’ll miss you!), we will let you know right away so you can plan accordingly. Please note: any early termination fees will apply if the move occurs while the service is under contract.

Not a problem. We’ll need to talk to both of you together to transfer ownership of the service. Details we’ll need to collect: name, email, phone, method of payment, and all security questions (which we will verify separately) to transition the account. Also remember: EarthLink email addresses can also be transferred.

We will make arrangements to move your email address and any other service you have subscribed to.

*Actual speeds may vary based on network activity, configuration, and other factors. Subject to availability. Some prices shown may be introductory offers. Equipment fees, taxes, and other fees and restrictions may apply.


  1. “Rated ‘Best Place to Reboot Your Life’” via Downtown Chico, 2021
  2. “Our Mission” via Chicostart, 2021
  3. “Cable Internet Providers and TV Companies in Chico, CA” via Best Neighborhood, 2021
  4. “Cost of Living in Chico, CA” via Salary.com, 2021
  5. “Chico Home Values” via Zillow, 2021