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Internet providers in National City, CA

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National City, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Google Fiber $70.00 1,000 - 2,000 MbpsWired4.858%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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National City internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in National City 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 National City area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of National City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 55% of those living in National City.

There are five internet providers serving the National City area, and 95.03% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among National City's five 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 National City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Cox 109 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable
AT&T 166 Mbps 112 Mbps DSL
Viasat 15 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in National City

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all National City residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Cox, which covers 96% of the area. National City’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of National City 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

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in National City covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in National City 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 National City, $57.99.

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 National City, $0.27.

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 National City. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all National City's providers, 122 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 National City covering 96% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but National City 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 National City, $57.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in National City, $0.27.

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 National City. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all National City's providers, 122 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 National City covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of National City 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 National City, $57.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in National City, $0.27.

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 National City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all National City's providers, 122 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in National City with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in National City. The next fastest internet provider in National City is Google Fiber, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 4.858% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in National City with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in National City, $57.99.

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.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.