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Internet Service in California

The state of California is home to excellent high speed Internet connectivity. Wireless Internet is available in 99.8% of the state. Cable Internet is available to 94.3% of Californians. DSL is available to 91.6% of the state. Fiber Internet is available to 15.7% of the population. An impressive 99.4% of the state has access to wireless or wired speeds of up to 10 Mbps. Over 60% of Californians have 3 or more wire Internet providers to choose from.

However, despite the options available, only 80.5% of Californians have high speed Internet at home. In fact, 5.6% of Californians have no Internet connection available to them due to economics, geography or other limitations.

0.60%

Population with faster than 1 gbps available.

38.20%

Population with only 100 mbps speeds or less available.

6.20%

Population with only 25 mbps speeds or less available.

43 mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

2.10%

Population with no wired internet access available.

97.90%

Population with wired internet access available.

6.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

22

Average broadband score for California

Broadband in California

Largest Cities in CaliforniaProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Anaheim, CA24300 mbps20 mbps31 mbps3 mbps36
Bakersfield, CA1890 mbps10 mbps17 mbps2 mbps21
Chula Vista, CA201 gbps1 gbps27 mbps9 mbps30
Concord, CA22250 mbps25 mbps31 mbps3 mbps33
Corona, CA211 gbps1 gbps40 mbps4 mbps36
Elk Grove, CA261 gbps1 gbps53 mbps38 mbps47
Escondido, CA221 gbps1 gbps38 mbps5 mbps41
Fontana, CA241 gbps1 gbps77 mbps46 mbps60
Fremont, CA21250 mbps100 mbps35 mbps11 mbps29
Fresno, CA181 gbps1 gbps25 mbps4 mbps27
Fullerton, CA24300 mbps30 mbps32 mbps3 mbps32
Garden Grove, CA24300 mbps30 mbps32 mbps4 mbps32
Glendale, CA281 gbps1 gbps34 mbps3 mbps43
Hayward, CA21250 mbps100 mbps26 mbps9 mbps29
Huntington Beach, CA23300 mbps30 mbps32 mbps4 mbps28
Irvine, CA251 gbps1 gbps42 mbps5 mbps41
Lancaster, CA241 gbps1 gbps41 mbps14 mbps36
Long Beach, CA27300 mbps30 mbps32 mbps3 mbps39
Los Angeles, CA331 gbps1 gbps68 mbps34 mbps71
Modesto, CA20250 mbps25 mbps30 mbps3 mbps29
Moreno Valley, CA20300 mbps30 mbps37 mbps4 mbps29
Oakland, CA231 gbps100 mbps26 mbps9 mbps30
Oceanside, CA20300 mbps30 mbps25 mbps3 mbps32
Ontario, CA241 gbps1 gbps77 mbps46 mbps59
Orange, CA24300 mbps30 mbps44 mbps4 mbps36
Oxnard, CA19300 mbps30 mbps37 mbps4 mbps27
Palmdale, CA251 gbps1 gbps32 mbps3 mbps29
Pasadena, CA281 gbps1 gbps33 mbps3 mbps41
Pomona, CA25300 mbps30 mbps33 mbps3 mbps36
Rancho Cucamonga, CA211 gbps1 gbps40 mbps5 mbps36
Riverside, CA211 gbps1 gbps87 mbps52 mbps62
Roseville, CA231 gbps1 gbps45 mbps18 mbps40
Sacramento, CA291 gbps1 gbps44 mbps30 mbps47
Salinas, CA16250 mbps25 mbps24 mbps3 mbps21
San Bernardino, CA23300 mbps30 mbps36 mbps3 mbps35
San Diego, CA281 gbps1 gbps23 mbps4 mbps41
San Francisco, CA241 gbps1 gbps74 mbps47 mbps55
San Jose, CA291 gbps1 gbps42 mbps9 mbps43
Santa Ana, CA25300 mbps30 mbps42 mbps4 mbps35
Santa Clara, CA231 gbps1 gbps21 mbps3 mbps30
Santa Clarita, CA231 gbps1 gbps31 mbps2 mbps26
Santa Rosa, CA241 gbps100 mbps18 mbps2 mbps24
Simi Valley, CA19300 mbps20 mbps37 mbps3 mbps26
Stockton, CA24250 mbps25 mbps19 mbps3 mbps19
Sunnyvale, CA20250 mbps30 mbps21 mbps4 mbps26
Thousand Oaks, CA21300 mbps30 mbps35 mbps4 mbps29
Torrance, CA25300 mbps30 mbps43 mbps5 mbps38
Vallejo, CA19250 mbps25 mbps23 mbps3 mbps26
Victorville, CA20100 mbps30 mbps15 mbps2 mbps22
Visalia, CA161 gbps1 gbps26 mbps5 mbps21
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in California
ProviderAvg. Speeds
Viasat25 mbps
Exede25 mbps
HughesNet25 mbps
AT&T U-verse17 mbps
Spectrum205 mbps
Frontier14 mbps
Time Warner259 mbps
Xfinity by Comcast231 mbps
unWired Broadband21 mbps
Charter Spectrum99 mbps