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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, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.8210045749
Antioch, CA199.45N/AN/A2.747743479
Bakersfield, CA237.05N/AN/A0.9811146844
Berkeley, CA1820.86N/AN/A2.7014450179
Buena Park, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.8215451149
Burbank, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.8612047753
Carlsbad, CA2025.63N/AN/A1.969345044
Carson, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.861837553
Chico, CA156.66N/AN/A1.6411747474
Chino, CA217.90N/AN/A2.1316151857
Chula Vista, CA2025.63N/AN/A1.967042744
Citrus Heights, CA2914.39N/AN/A2.152738489
Clovis, CA207.45N/AN/A1.4910446178
Compton, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.8614750453
Concord, CA199.45N/AN/A2.743038779
Corona, CA2214.89N/AN/A5.0312348058
Costa Mesa, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.825240949
Daly City, CA198.19N/AN/A1.793238979
Downey, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.867843553
El Cajon, CA2025.63N/AN/A1.969545244
El Monte, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.868744453
Elk Grove, CA2914.39N/AN/A2.1511347089
Escondido, CA2025.63N/AN/A1.9614049744
Fairfield, CA249.28N/AN/A1.1812948682
Fontana, CA237.90N/AN/A2.137543259
Fremont, CA1820.86N/AN/A2.704940679
Fresno, CA207.45N/AN/A1.499645378
Fullerton, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.8214350049
Garden Grove, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.8212448149
Glendale, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.867443153
Hawthorne, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.8613248953
Hayward, CA1820.86N/AN/A2.7013949679
Hemet, CA2014.89N/AN/A5.033839556
Hesperia, CA237.90N/AN/A2.132638359
Huntington Beach, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.824540249
Indio, CA2014.89N/AN/A5.0316552256
Inglewood, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.863539253
Irvine, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.828644349
Lakewood, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.862338053
Lancaster, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.8613048753
Livermore, CA1820.86N/AN/A2.7013549279
Long Beach, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.866942653
Los Angeles, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.868944653
Mather, CA29N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A89
Menifee, CA2214.89N/AN/A5.036141858
Merced, CA1614.42N/AN/A1.3915851574
Mission Viejo, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.8215050749
Modesto, CA1813.05N/AN/A0.9210846576
Moreno Valley, CA2214.89N/AN/A5.0310946658
Murrieta, CA2014.89N/AN/A5.035941656
Newhall, CA27N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A53
Newport Beach, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.8216051749
Norwalk, CA2522.59N/AN/A3.8613849552
Oakland, CA1820.86N/AN/A2.7010346079
Oceanside, CA2025.63N/AN/A1.9613349044
Ontario, CA237.90N/AN/A2.1312147859
Orange, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.826241949
Oxnard, CA185.73N/AN/A1.7411647344
Palmdale, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.868444153
Pasadena, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.868043753
Pomona, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.8613449153
Rancho Cucamonga, CA217.90N/AN/A2.137142857
Redding, CA175.40N/AN/A0.8915551239
Rialto, CA237.90N/AN/A2.1313148859
Richmond, CA199.45N/AN/A2.743739479
Riverside, CA2214.89N/AN/A5.0310546258
Roseville, CA267.81N/AN/A2.015741486
Sacramento, CA2914.39N/AN/A2.157943689
Salinas, CA1931.79N/AN/A1.796442175
San Bernardino, CA237.90N/AN/A2.1311447159
San Diego, CA2025.63N/AN/A1.969144844
San Francisco, CA199.92N/AN/A3.388143879
San Jose, CA2224.63N/AN/A3.277343083
San Leandro, CA1820.86N/AN/A2.708243979
San Marcos, CA2025.63N/AN/A1.9610746444
San Mateo, CA198.19N/AN/A1.794440179
Santa Ana, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.829044749
Santa Barbara, CA157.21N/AN/A1.484840575
Santa Clara, CA2224.63N/AN/A3.2712247983
Santa Clarita, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.864640353
Santa Maria, CA157.21N/AN/A1.489445175
Santa Monica, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.8615651353
Santa Rosa, CA2210.56N/AN/A1.5111046780
Simi Valley, CA20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A45
South Gate, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.8613649353
Stockton, CA239.45N/AN/A0.796342079
Sunnyvale, CA2224.63N/AN/A3.279945683
Temecula, CA2014.89N/AN/A5.037643356
Thousand Oaks, CA205.73N/AN/A1.7414149845
Torrance, CA2722.59N/AN/A3.866041753
Tracy, CA239.45N/AN/A0.797242979
Vacaville, CA249.28N/AN/A1.189745482
Vallejo, CA249.28N/AN/A1.182838582
Ventura, CA20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A45
Victorville, CA217.90N/AN/A2.139244957
Visalia, CA174.44N/AN/A1.293339070
Vista, CA2025.63N/AN/A1.9611246944
West Covina, CA2522.59N/AN/A3.863439152
Westminster, CA2321.12N/AN/A3.823138849
Whittier, CA2522.59N/AN/A3.8610646352
* 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.

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