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Internet providers in Isla Vista, CA

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Isla Vista, CA internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 12 MbpsDSL98%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable92%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Isla Vista internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Isla Vista 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 Isla Vista area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Isla Vista residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Isla Vista, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Isla Vista area, and 90.36% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Isla Vista's four internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Isla Vista

The largest internet providers in Isla Vista are Frontier, Cox, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Isla Vista.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Isla Vista residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Cox, which covers 92% of the area. Isla Vista’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Isla Vista residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Isla Vista covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Isla Vista 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Isla Vista, $41.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Isla Vista, $3.23.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Isla Vista. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Isla Vista's providers, 91 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

92%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Isla Vista covering 92% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Isla Vista 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 Isla Vista, $41.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Isla Vista, $3.23.

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 Isla Vista. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Isla Vista's providers, 91 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 Isla Vista covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Isla Vista 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 Isla Vista, $41.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Isla Vista, $3.23.

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 Isla Vista. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Isla Vista's providers, 91 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Isla Vista with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 92% of households in Isla Vista. The next fastest internet provider in Isla Vista is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Isla Vista with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Isla Vista, $41.99.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.