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Internet providers in Monterey, CA

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Monterey, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Razzo Link - -Wireless100%
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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 cable, which covers 98% of Monterey 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 29% of those living in Monterey.

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 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Monterey

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 103 Mbps 54 Mbps DSL
Viasat 8 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 171 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable

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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Monterey, $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, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Monterey, $2.29.

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 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, 275 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 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, $54.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Monterey, $2.29.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 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, 275 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 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Monterey, $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 Monterey, $2.29.

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, 275 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Monterey with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Monterey. The next fastest internet provider in Monterey is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 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, $54.99.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.