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Internet providers in Monterey, CA

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Monterey, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Razzo Link $69.95 3 - 30 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Monterey internet service at a glance

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

There are six internet providers serving the Monterey area, and 98.99% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Monterey's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Monterey

The largest internet providers in Monterey are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Monterey.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Monterey residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Monterey’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Monterey residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Monterey covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Monterey 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Monterey, $47.99.

AT&T 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 Monterey, $3.20.

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 Monterey. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Monterey's providers, 226 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Monterey covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Monterey, $47.99.

Xfinity 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 Monterey, $3.20.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Monterey. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Monterey's providers, 226 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 Monterey covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Monterey 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 Monterey, $47.99.

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 Monterey, $3.20.

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 Monterey. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Monterey's providers, 226 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Monterey with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Monterey. The next fastest internet provider in Monterey is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 75 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Monterey with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Monterey, $47.99.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

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%.