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Least Connected Cities in CA | BroadbandSearch

Broadband Search consolidated and averaged out numbers to bring you one, easy-to-understand Broadband score. The scores are on a scale of 0-100, and a score close to 100 means the area has superior internet speeds, good coverage, budget friendly packages, and positive customer reviews. The cities listed below are some of the largest cities in the state of California and surprisingly received low Broadband scores.

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Los Angeles and Long Beach

Los Angeles and Long Beach Internet ScoreLos Angeles is the most populated city in California and one of the most bustling cities in the world. Surprisingly, it received a Broadband score of 53.7, which is 13.4% less than the state average of 60. Internet availability in this area can be hit or miss, with less than 2% of the population having access to speeds of 1 gbps and maximum download speeds of only 23 mbps. This internet speed can accommodate casual browsing but will most likely not allow customers to stream high definition videos.

Los Angeles has poor availability, ranking number 89 in the state and 446 in the nation. However, they do have a good amount of provider options with 15 fiber, 7 DSL, 5 cable, and 3 wireless. Long Beach, which is a heavily populated beach town located just outside L.A., received the same Broadband score.

San Diego

San Diego Internet ScoreInternet connectivity in areas with a Broadband score of 43.9 can be unpredictable. There are about 40 areas in San Diego County, including the large city of San Diego, that share this score. It ranks 38.6% behind the California state average of 60 and suggests decent access to wireless internet technology such as cable, DSL and fiber. However, with this score, reliability, budget friendly options, and positive reviews are going to be a hit or miss.

Residents in San Diego will struggle to browse the internet at lightning fast speeds, with the average customer receiving download speeds of about 26 mbps. Residents will be able to compare providers for attractive offers that include reliable fiber and custom packages. Despite this, San Diego score is far from superior when compared to the top ranking score of 88 in Sacramento, the states capital.

Anaheim

Anaheim Internet ScoreAnaheim is the 10th largest city in the state of California, however its Broadband score of 49.4 ranked 23.3% less than the state average. This score indicates that the options for providers, pricing packages, and internet speeds are often times inferior. Residents of Anaheim often struggle with large downloads because they average max download speed is 21 mbps.

About 68% of Anaheims residents have access to the internet, which is about 26.4% less the total amount of Californians who are able to connect to the internet. This indicates they have mediocre availability ranking them 100th in the state and 457th in the nation.

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills Internet ScoreBeverly Hills, although not one of the most populated cities in California, is considered one of the most popular cities. However, they received a less than average Broadband score of 53, 13.4% less than the state. Customers have decent number of providers options but struggle to access fast internet speeds, with maximum download speeds of only 30mbps. A score of 53 also means they have average prices and customer reviews.