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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.

15.7%

Californians with fiber internet available

99.8%

Californians with wireless internet available

94.3%

Californians with cable internet available

91.6%

Californians with DSL internet available

99.4%

Californians with access to 10 mbps

>60%

Californians with access to more than 3 providers

5.6%

Californians who lack an internet connection

Broadband in California

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Anaheim, CA2021.12N/AN/A3.8210045726
Antioch, CA189.45N/AN/A2.747743468
Bakersfield, CA237.05N/AN/A0.9811146827
Berkeley, CA1720.86N/AN/A2.7014450168
Buena Park, CA2221.12N/AN/A3.8215451131
Burbank, CA2522.59N/AN/A3.8612047732
Carlsbad, CA1925.63N/AN/A1.969345025
Carson, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.861837531
Chico, CA156.66N/AN/A1.6411747465
Chino, CA207.90N/AN/A2.1316151847
Chula Vista, CA1925.63N/AN/A1.967042725
Citrus Heights, CA2814.39N/AN/A2.152738478
Clovis, CA207.45N/AN/A1.4910446169
Compton, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.8614750431
Concord, CA189.45N/AN/A2.743038768
Corona, CA2114.89N/AN/A5.0312348048
Costa Mesa, CA2121.12N/AN/A3.825240929
Daly City, CA198.19N/AN/A1.793238969
Downey, CA2522.59N/AN/A3.867843532
El Cajon, CA1925.63N/AN/A1.969545225
El Monte, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.868744431
Elk Grove, CA2814.39N/AN/A2.1511347078
Escondido, CA1925.63N/AN/A1.9614049725
Fairfield, CA249.28N/AN/A1.1812948673
Fontana, CA227.90N/AN/A2.137543249
Fremont, CA1820.86N/AN/A2.704940669
Fresno, CA207.45N/AN/A1.499645369
Fullerton, CA2121.12N/AN/A3.8214350029
Garden Grove, CA2121.12N/AN/A3.8212448129
Glendale, CA2522.59N/AN/A3.867443132
Hawthorne, CA2522.59N/AN/A3.8613248932
Hayward, CA1720.86N/AN/A2.7013949668
Hemet, CA1914.89N/AN/A5.033839546
Hesperia, CA227.90N/AN/A2.132638349
Huntington Beach, CA2221.12N/AN/A3.824540231
Indio, CA2014.89N/AN/A5.0316552248
Inglewood, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.863539231
Irvine, CA2221.12N/AN/A3.828644331
Lakewood, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.862338031
Lancaster, CA2522.59N/AN/A3.8613048732
Livermore, CA1720.86N/AN/A2.7013549268
Long Beach, CA2622.59N/AN/A3.866942635
Los Angeles, CA2522.59N/AN/A3.868944632
Mather, CA27N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A77
Menifee, CA2014.89N/AN/A5.036141846
Merced, CA1514.42N/AN/A1.3915851564
Mission Viejo, CA2021.12N/AN/A3.8215050728
Modesto, CA1813.05N/AN/A0.9210846567
Moreno Valley, CA2114.89N/AN/A5.0310946648
Murrieta, CA1914.89N/AN/A5.035941646
Newhall, CA24N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A31
Newport Beach, CA2221.12N/AN/A3.8216051731
Norwalk, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.8613849532
Oakland, CA1820.86N/AN/A2.7010346069
Oceanside, CA1925.63N/AN/A1.9613349025
Ontario, CA227.90N/AN/A2.1312147849
Orange, CA2121.12N/AN/A3.826241929
Oxnard, CA165.73N/AN/A1.7411647322
Palmdale, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.868444131
Pasadena, CA2622.59N/AN/A3.868043735
Pomona, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.8613449131
Rancho Cucamonga, CA217.90N/AN/A2.137142849
Redding, CA165.40N/AN/A0.8915551219
Rialto, CA217.90N/AN/A2.1313148847
Richmond, CA189.45N/AN/A2.743739468
Riverside, CA2114.89N/AN/A5.0310546248
Roseville, CA247.81N/AN/A2.015741474
Sacramento, CA2914.39N/AN/A2.157943679
Salinas, CA1931.79N/AN/A1.796442166
San Bernardino, CA227.90N/AN/A2.1311447149
San Diego, CA1925.63N/AN/A1.969144825
San Francisco, CA199.92N/AN/A3.388143869
San Jose, CA2124.63N/AN/A3.277343072
San Leandro, CA1820.86N/AN/A2.708243969
San Marcos, CA1925.63N/AN/A1.9610746425
San Mateo, CA198.19N/AN/A1.794440169
Santa Ana, CA2121.12N/AN/A3.829044729
Santa Barbara, CA167.21N/AN/A1.484840567
Santa Clara, CA2124.63N/AN/A3.2712247972
Santa Clarita, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.864640331
Santa Maria, CA157.21N/AN/A1.489445166
Santa Monica, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.8615651331
Santa Rosa, CA2210.56N/AN/A1.5111046771
Simi Valley, CA18N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A24
South Gate, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.8613649331
Stockton, CA239.45N/AN/A0.796342069
Sunnyvale, CA2024.63N/AN/A3.279945671
Temecula, CA1914.89N/AN/A5.037643346
Thousand Oaks, CA185.73N/AN/A1.7414149824
Torrance, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.866041731
Tracy, CA229.45N/AN/A0.797242968
Vacaville, CA249.28N/AN/A1.189745473
Vallejo, CA249.28N/AN/A1.182838573
Ventura, CA18N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A24
Victorville, CA207.90N/AN/A2.139244947
Visalia, CA184.44N/AN/A1.293339062
Vista, CA1925.63N/AN/A1.9611246925
West Covina, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.863439132
Westminster, CA2021.12N/AN/A3.823138826
Whittier, CA2422.59N/AN/A3.8610646332
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in California

Since 2009, the California Public Utilities Commission has been awarded $7,981,304.00 in federal dollars for California's "Broadband Task Force" program. California has awarded these monies to 24 organizations and departments within the state.

State to offer up to $55 million annually for discounts to schools and libraries.