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Internet providers in Lake San Marcos, CA

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Lake San Marcos, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL100%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable16%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Lake San Marcos internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lake San Marcos 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 Lake San Marcos area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Lake San Marcos residents. DSL 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 7.020% of those living in Lake San Marcos.

There are five internet providers serving the Lake San Marcos area, and 100.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lake San Marcos's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Lake San Marcos

The largest internet providers in Lake San Marcos are AT&T, Spectrum, and Cox bringing DSL and cable options to Lake San Marcos.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Lake San Marcos residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Lake San Marcos’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 16% of Lake San Marcos 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

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Lake San Marcos covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Lake San Marcos 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 Lake San Marcos, $53.99.

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, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake San Marcos, $0.73.

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 Lake San Marcos. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lake San Marcos's providers, 142 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Lake San Marcos covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lake San Marcos, $53.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake San Marcos, $0.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Lake San Marcos. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lake San Marcos's providers, 142 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

16%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to a limited number of households in Lake San Marcos covering 16% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Lake San Marcos 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 Lake San Marcos, $53.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake San Marcos, $0.73.

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 Lake San Marcos. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lake San Marcos's providers, 142 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Lake San Marcos, you’ll likely have options from DSL and cable internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Lake San Marcos, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Lake San Marcos and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lake San Marcos at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lake San Marcos at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Lake San Marcos residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Lake San Marcos with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Lake San Marcos. The next fastest internet provider in Lake San Marcos is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Lake San Marcos with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lake San Marcos, $53.99.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.