Internet providers in National City, CA

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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 DSL, which covers 97% of National City residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in National City, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six 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 six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in National City, $47.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in National City, $1.07.

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 National City. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly slower 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

300 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, $47.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in National City, $1.07.

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 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*
$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 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in National City, $47.99.

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 higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in National City, $1.07.

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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National City, CA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Cox $29.99/mo. 10 - 300 MbpsCable96%
Google Fiber Inc. $50/mo. 100 - 200 MbpsWired4.858%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - -DSL4.554%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in National City with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in National City. The next fastest internet provider in National City is Google Fiber Inc., offering download speeds up to 200 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, $47.99.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

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.