Internet providers in Montecito, CA

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At 100%, broadband coverage in Montecito 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 Montecito area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Montecito residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Montecito, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Montecito area, and 98.66% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Montecito's four internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Montecito

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Montecito residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Cox, which covers 100% of the area. Montecito’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Montecito residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$24.99/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to all households in Montecito covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Montecito 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 $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Montecito, $41.24.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Montecito, $5.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Montecito. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Montecito'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

100%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in Montecito covering 100% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Montecito 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 Montecito, $41.24.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Montecito, $5.16.

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 Montecito. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Montecito'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 Montecito covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Montecito 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 Montecito, $41.24.

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 lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Montecito, $5.16.

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

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Montecito, CA internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 12 MbpsDSL99%
Cox $29.99/mo. 10 - 300 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

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

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Montecito with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Montecito, $41.24.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.