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Internet service in Los Angeles

Los Angeles internet providers keep you connected whether you’re at home, at work or out enjoying the California sun. Top internet providers in Los Angeles include Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable), AT&T and Frontier. 

Fiber internet technology has yet to reach much of the Los Angeles area, but a cable or DSL connection is available for nearly every household. Learn more about internet availability in Los Angeles below.

Internet coverage and availability

Internet Type % of Los Angeles covered Providers
Cable 98.9% Spectrum
DSL 99.1% AT&T, Frontier
Fiber 9.6% AT&T, Frontier

Advantages and disadvantages of each internet type in Los Angeles:

Cable

Advantages

  • Availability: cable internet is available for nearly every household in LA.
  • Speeds: You can expect download speeds up to 100 Mbps with cable.

Disadvantages

  • Plan options: If you want an internet-only plan, you may only have one or two plans to choose from.
  • Shared bandwidth: Users may experience slower speeds during “peak” usage times.

DSL

Advantages

  • Availability: DSL is one of the most readily-available internet types out there.
  • Price: Since DSL delivers internet over existing phone lines, prices are typically lower.

Disadvantages

  • Speeds: DSL technology generally limits download speeds to the 3-12 Mbps range.
  • Proximity affects service: Quality may diminish as you get farther away from the provider.

Fiber

Advantages

  • Speed - Fiber technology offers some of the fastest download and upload speeds available.
  • Price - Considering the speeds you get with fiber, pricing is low for megabits per second.

Disadvantages

  • Availability - Fiber cables are not nearly as prevalent as traditional cable or phone lines, so areas where fiber internet is available are limited.

Top Los Angeles internet providers

For most areas in Los Angeles, you have a choice in internet provider. Depending on your specific location, you could be eligible for internet service in Los Angeles from the following providers:

AT&T

  • DSL plans starting at $20/mo.
  • AT&T Fiber available in select areas
  • 1 TB of data allowance/mo.
  • TV, internet and phone bundles available

Charter Spectrum

  • Internet-only plans starting at $44.99/mo
  • Download speeds starting at 60 Mbps
  • No data caps
  • Free internet modem included
  • TV, internet and phone bundles available

Frontier

  • DSL plans starting at $19.99/mo.
  • DSL download speeds up to 12 Mbps
  • Fiber available in select areas
  • Free Wi-Fi router included
  • Internet and phone bundles available

Best internet in Los Angeles

Availability, speeds and pricing are important factors to consider when choosing the best internet in Los Angeles for your home. Here’s how each home internet provider in Los Angeles ranks in each category.*

 

Availability

#1 - Charter Spectrum

#2 - AT&T (DSL or Fiber)

#2 - AT&T (DSL or Fiber)

Internet Speeds

#1 - AT&T Fiber

#2 - Frontier FiOS

#3 - Charter Spectrum

#4 - AT&T DSL

#5 - Frontier

Pricing

#1 - Frontier

#2 - AT&T

#3 - Charter Spectrum

*Availability, speeds and pricing for each provider will vary by location.

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Fastest internet in Los Angeles: Up to 1 Gbps download speed

About 10% of households in the Los Angeles area have access to fiber internet, which is what you will need to get download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps). AT&T is the largest provider of fiber internet in Los Angeles, though Frontier also offers fiber internet in select areas. Both providers plan to expand their fiber coverage to the greater Los Angeles area.

Has fiber internet reached your Los Angeles neighborhood? Search your address to check availability.

Lowest-priced internet in Los Angeles: $19.99/mo.

DSL is typically the cheapest internet you will find in Los Angeles. AT&T and Frontier offer DSL internet services throughout Los Angeles and cover 99.1% of households. Here are the lowest prices for DSL internet in Los Angeles, available from Frontier and AT&T.

Frontier

Starting at $19.99/mo

Speeds up to 6 Mbps

Free Wi-Fi router

1 year price lock

Must bundle with qualifying Frontier service

ATT

Starting at $20/mo

Speeds up to 5 Mbps

1 TB monthly data allowance

Access to AT&T Wi-Fi Hotspots

Must bundle with qualifying AT&T phone or TV service

If you just need an internet connection for checking emails and browsing the web, the least expensive internet plan will likely be your most cost-effective option. However, if you want to use your connection for heavier internet activity, such as streaming or online gaming, the cheapest internet in Los Angeles will likely not give you the best experience.

Use Allconnect to compare low-cost internet plans in your area. Click below to get started.

Internet provider hotspots in Los Angeles

Wi-Fi “hotspots” can provide an internet oasis when you’re out in LA. AT&T and Charter Spectrum offer access to free Wi-Fi hotspots with many of their internet plans, and both have Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Southern California. Click on the links below to find your closest Wi-Fi hotspots from AT&T and Charter Spectrum.

Locations with free Wi-Fi in Los Angeles

Select public areas of Los Angeles offer free Wi-Fi, so you can use the internet away from home or the office without using data or connecting to your internet provider’s service. Here are some of the places you can find free Wi-Fi in Los Angeles:

Public libraries

Cabrillo Beach

Echo Park Lake

Grand Central Market

Microsoft Square/Staples Center

FIGat7th

Griffith Observatory

Pershing Square

Reseda Park

Venice Beach

For more information about free Wi-Fi in LA, click here. And, if taking advantage of all that free Wi-Fi has drained your smartphone battery, check out these free USB charging stations in Los Angeles.