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Internet providers in La Mesa, CA

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La Mesa, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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La Mesa internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in La Mesa 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 La Mesa area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of La Mesa residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 29% of those living in La Mesa.

There are four internet providers serving the La Mesa area, and 95.12% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among La Mesa's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in La Mesa

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 182 Mbps 143 Mbps DSL
Cox 153 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in La Mesa

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all La Mesa residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Cox, which covers 96% of the area. La Mesa’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of La Mesa residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in La Mesa covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in La Mesa 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in La Mesa, $54.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in La Mesa, $3.06.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in La Mesa. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all La Mesa's providers, 109 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in La Mesa covering 96% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but La Mesa 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 La Mesa, $54.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in La Mesa, $3.06.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in La Mesa. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all La Mesa's providers, 109 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of La Mesa 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in La Mesa, $54.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in La Mesa, $3.06.

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 La Mesa. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all La Mesa's providers, 109 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in La Mesa with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in La Mesa. The next fastest internet provider in La Mesa is Cox, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in La Mesa with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in La Mesa, $54.99.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.