California

Internet Service Providers

Compare Local Plans (CA)

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ISPLowest Price (cheapest plan)Top Speeds (fastest plan)
ATT10 mbps for $60/mo100 mbps for $60/mo
ATT Fiber300 mbps for $60/mo1000 mbps for $80/mo
Cox100 mbps for $50/mo1 GB for $100/mo
Frontier500 mbps for $50 / mo2 GBS mbps for $150 / mo
Earthlink3 to 15 mbps for $50 / 60 per mo5 GB for $189 per mo
Spectrum300 mbps for $50/mo1 GB for $90/mo
Xfinity60 mbps for $40/mo2000 mbps for $300/mo
Google Fiber100 mbps for $50/mo1000 mbps for $160/mo

Satellite

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ISPLowest PriceTop Speeds
Viasat12 Mbps for $5030 Mbps fo $100
HughesNet25 Mbps for $40/mo (promo)25 Mbps for $150/mo w/50GB

ATT 844-383-4450

Basic Internet Plans

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost
.8.4$50
1.51$50
51$50
  • Basic plans are $50 per month
  • $99 install fee
  • 1TB data allowance

These plans are good for email, web surfing, social networking, and small file downloads.

Internet Only Plans

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost
55$60
1010$60
2525$60
5050$60
100100$60
  • Speeds depend on where you live and wiring in your location
  • Plans are $60 per month
  • $99 install fee
  • 1TB data allowance

These plans are better for multiple device usage, streaming video, online gaming, large files, etc

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AT&T Fiber 833-270-5669

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost
300300$55
500500$65
1GB1000$80

Max speed per plan is based on your location.


Cox 1-855-791-4148

Gen5 Service Plans

down (GB)up (GB)cost (GB)
1003$50
25010$60
50030$80
1 GB35$100

  • 1 year commitment
  • installation & equipment fees not included
  • includes wi-fi hotspots and security.

Cox Solutions Stores or dealers located in Chula Vista, Escondido, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, National City, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rolling Hills Estates, San Clemente, San Diego, Santa Barbara & Santee (San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles & Santa Barbara County).

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Earthlink 1-833-601-5693

Internet Packages

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
3 to 15 Mbps1.0 Mbps$49.95 to 59.95
18 to 30 Mbps1.5 Mbps$59.95
40 to 80 Mbps40 Mbps$59.95 to $79.95
100 to 115 Mbps *100 Mbps$59.95 to $79.95
200 to 500 Mbps500 Mbps$69.95 to $89.95
1 Gb1Gb$89.95
2 Gb2 Gb$19.95
5 Gb5 Gb$189.95
  • * Most popular plan
  • All speeds are dependent on serviceability at physical address—speeds vary by distance.
  • 24/7 Customer support via phone or chat
  • 12 month commitment
  • Router Rental: $12.95/month
  • Professional Installation: $79.95 one-time fee

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Frontier 855-917-9662

Fios

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
500?$50
940880$75
2 GB?$149
  • Fiber network
  • 2 yr plans
  • Price does not include equipment and a few other minor fees

Fios High Speed Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
66$28
2525$35
115115$45
  • High speed internet (private line connection) as opposed to cable
  • Cable speeds may vary throughout the day since the signal is sent from a nearby cable box that might be shared with your neighbors.

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Spectrum 1-833-826-1164

Spectrum Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
300 (no data caps)$50
500(Internet Ultra upgrade)$70
1 GB(Internet Gig upgrade)$90

  • Advanced WiFi option lets you control what devices get wifi
  • Cable connection
  • Free modem
  • Contract free plan
  • No data caps


Corporate stores located in Alhambra, Anaheim, Banning, Chatsworth, Chino Hills, Corona, Culver City, Downey, Fullerton, Glendale, Glendora, Irvine, Irwindale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Ontario, Lynwood, Moreno Valley, Murrietta, Palm Springs, Riverside, Santa Ana, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Van Nuys, Westminster & Whittier

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Xfinity 855-401-5362

Xfinity Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
602 (Performance)$40
2505 (Blast!)$60
40010 (Extreme Pro)$80
100035 (Gigabit)$90
20002K (Gigabit Pro)$300

  • Minimum 1 year agreement required
  • Equipment and installation fees

Service centers in Fresno, Monterey, Napa, Oakland, Palo Alto, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Sunnyvale, and many other locations.

Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, Fresno, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Tuolumne, & Yolo counties.

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GoogleFiber

Fiber Plans

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
100100$50
10001000$70
100 + TV100$140
1000 + TV1000$160

  • Includes home Wi-Fi
  • No contracts or installation fees
  • 24/7 customer service

Available in Oakland, Orange County, San Diego, & San Francisco metro areas.

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Viasat Satellite (855) 242-8953

Metered broadband

download speed (Mbps)high speed data (GB)cost
1240 GB$50 / $70
2560 GB$70 / $100
50300 GB$200 / $300
50150 GB$150 / $200
50100 GB$100 / $150

  • 2 yr contract
  • First price shown is for first 3 months (promo)
  • After high speed data limit is used, you still get access to standard data (slower)

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HughesNet 833-270-5638

Internet Only Plans

download speed (Mbps)high speed data (GB)cost
2515 GB$65
2530 GB$75
2545 GB$110
2575 GB$160

  • 2 year commitment
  • lease or purchase equipment
  • includes wi-fi.

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Broadband in California
In general, California is very well connected state. As far back as 2008, the California Broadband Task Force reported that 96% of homes had some sort of broadband connection. However, The California Broadband Council remains responsible for strategic oversight of continued high speed network deployment. Their goal is to facilitate cooperation between public agencies and private service providers to ensure that all communities, no matter how rural have the access they need. Fast connection speeds will enable homes, local business, small companies and municipal organizations to participate in the digital economy.