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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.


Population with faster than 1.00 Gbps available.


Population with only 100.00 Mbps speeds or less available.


Population with only 25.00 Mbps speeds or less available.

42.90 Mbps

Average internet download speed across the state


Population with no wired internet access available.


Population with wired internet access available.


Population underserved with minimum service options available


Average broadband score for California

Broadband in California

Largest Cities in CaliforniaProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Anaheim, CA25300.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps19.77 Mbps2.19 Mbps36
Bakersfield, CA1990.00 Mbps11.00 Mbps12.93 Mbps2.15 Mbps21
Chula Vista, CA221.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps27.20 Mbps9.90 Mbps30
Concord, CA242.00 Gbps25.00 Mbps30.36 Mbps3.46 Mbps33
Corona, CA221.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps26.56 Mbps4.05 Mbps36
Elk Grove, CA282.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps50.80 Mbps35.95 Mbps47
Escondido, CA242.00 Gbps35.00 Mbps36.72 Mbps5.03 Mbps41
Fontana, CA251.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps64.19 Mbps44.33 Mbps60
Fremont, CA232.00 Gbps100.00 Mbps33.39 Mbps10.35 Mbps29
Fresno, CA202.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps24.61 Mbps5.07 Mbps27
Fullerton, CA25300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps19.96 Mbps2.35 Mbps32
Garden Grove, CA25300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps20.73 Mbps3.15 Mbps32
Glendale, CA291.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps23.81 Mbps2.80 Mbps43
Hayward, CA232.00 Gbps100.00 Mbps25.22 Mbps8.52 Mbps29
Huntington Beach, CA24300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps19.96 Mbps3.46 Mbps28
Irvine, CA261.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps30.53 Mbps4.76 Mbps41
Lancaster, CA251.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps40.12 Mbps24.86 Mbps36
Long Beach, CA28300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps21.30 Mbps2.98 Mbps39
Los Angeles, CA341.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps58.31 Mbps32.77 Mbps71
Modesto, CA212.00 Gbps25.00 Mbps25.41 Mbps3.14 Mbps29
Moreno Valley, CA21300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps23.55 Mbps3.44 Mbps29
Oakland, CA252.00 Gbps100.00 Mbps25.54 Mbps8.57 Mbps30
Oceanside, CA21300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps23.76 Mbps2.98 Mbps32
Ontario, CA251.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps63.23 Mbps43.53 Mbps59
Orange, CA25300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps31.34 Mbps3.31 Mbps36
Oxnard, CA19300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps21.72 Mbps3.25 Mbps27
Palmdale, CA261.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps20.75 Mbps2.71 Mbps29
Pasadena, CA291.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps23.14 Mbps2.46 Mbps41
Pomona, CA26300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps21.92 Mbps2.98 Mbps36
Rancho Cucamonga, CA221.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps28.08 Mbps6.21 Mbps36
Riverside, CA221.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps71.88 Mbps49.25 Mbps62
Roseville, CA252.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps44.51 Mbps18.68 Mbps40
Sacramento, CA312.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps42.03 Mbps28.29 Mbps47
Salinas, CA182.00 Gbps25.00 Mbps23.83 Mbps3.71 Mbps21
San Bernardino, CA24300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps23.09 Mbps2.81 Mbps35
San Diego, CA291.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps21.88 Mbps3.80 Mbps41
San Francisco, CA262.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps69.82 Mbps43.59 Mbps55
San Jose, CA302.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps39.12 Mbps9.25 Mbps43
Santa Ana, CA26300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps30.63 Mbps3.60 Mbps35
Santa Clara, CA252.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps20.24 Mbps3.74 Mbps30
Santa Clarita, CA241.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps18.48 Mbps1.99 Mbps26
Santa Rosa, CA262.00 Gbps100.00 Mbps18.48 Mbps2.69 Mbps24
Simi Valley, CA20300.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps22.45 Mbps2.38 Mbps26
Stockton, CA262.00 Gbps25.00 Mbps19.45 Mbps3.11 Mbps19
Sunnyvale, CA222.00 Gbps30.00 Mbps20.86 Mbps3.96 Mbps26
Thousand Oaks, CA22300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps21.45 Mbps3.35 Mbps29
Torrance, CA26300.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps31.17 Mbps4.20 Mbps38
Vallejo, CA212.00 Gbps25.00 Mbps22.48 Mbps3.12 Mbps26
Victorville, CA20100.00 Mbps30.00 Mbps10.50 Mbps2.22 Mbps22
Visalia, CA182.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps26.79 Mbps6.80 Mbps21
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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ProviderAvg. Speeds
Viasat25.00 Mbps
Exede25.00 Mbps
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