Internet Service Providers

Broadband Access in Amador and other Sierra Foothills Counties

Many people in Amador County (and surrounding areas) do not have access to reliable broadband Internet services. There is significant demand for these services, but the current infrastructure does not serve that demand.

(Please note that satellite-based internet systems such as Starband, DirectPC/HugesNet, and WildBlue are not true broadband due to significant performance and compatibility limitations.)

Central Sierra Connect (http://centralsierraconnect.org) is engaged in an effort to bring expanded broadband internet access to our area. If you are interested in this effort, you should check out their web site–there are several interesting reports on their site, including an in-depth discussion of broadband demand (and the extent to which the demand is not being served) in our area.⇒ Read More...


Bub's Coffee Bar and Video (AKA Bub's Video Rainbow)

Bub's is located in Pine Grove. Coffee/espresso bar, video rentals, and a wifi hotspot. What more can you ask?


Centralhouse Internet

Central House Internet is located in Plymouth.

Connectivity services offered as of this writing (8/23/06):

  • Dialup
  • DSL*

* Available in limited areas. Check with vendor for availability.


Volcano Communications

Volcano Communications is located in Pine Grove.

Connectivity services offered as of this writing (8/23/06):

  • Cable Internet*
  • Dialup
  • DSL*
  • Line-of-sight wireless**
  • Wireless (WiFi)*
  • ISDN

* Available in limited areas. Check with vendor for availability.

** Service may have been discontinued. Was available in limited areas. Check with vendor for availability.


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