Internet providers in El Cajon, CA

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El Cajon internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in El Cajon is comparable to the rest of California - 93%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the El Cajon area will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of El Cajon residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.390% of those living in El Cajon.

There are five internet providers serving the El Cajon area, and 96.77% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among El Cajon's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in El Cajon

The largest internet providers in El Cajon are AT&T, Cox, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to El Cajon.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all El Cajon residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Cox, which covers 97% of the area. El Cajon’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of El Cajon residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in El Cajon covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in El Cajon to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in El Cajon, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in El Cajon, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in El Cajon. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all El Cajon's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

Provider
Cox
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in El Cajon covering 97% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but El Cajon residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in El Cajon, $47.49.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in El Cajon, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in El Cajon. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all El Cajon's providers, 353 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in El Cajon covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of El Cajon where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in El Cajon, $47.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in El Cajon, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in El Cajon. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all El Cajon's providers, 353 Mbps.

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El Cajon, CA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.393%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Cox $29.99/mo. 10 - 300 MbpsCable97%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - -DSL3.377%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in El Cajon with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.393% of households in El Cajon. The next fastest internet provider in El Cajon is Cox, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in El Cajon with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in El Cajon, $47.49.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in El Cajon, covering 1.393% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.