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Internet providers in Poway, CA

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AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL98%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable21%
Cox $119.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.541%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable96%
GTT Communications - -DSL10%
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Poway internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Poway 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 Poway area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Poway residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.540% of those living in Poway.

There are eight internet providers serving the Poway area, and 96.79% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Poway's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Poway

The largest internet providers in Poway are AT&T, Spectrum, and Cox bringing DSL and cable options to Poway.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Poway residents, covering 98% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 21% of the area. Poway’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 96% of Poway residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Poway covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Poway 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 Poway, $42.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Poway, $1.00.

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 Poway. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Poway's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

21%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to some, but not many households in Poway covering 21% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Poway, $42.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Poway, $1.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Poway. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Poway's providers, 342 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 Poway covering 96% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Poway 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 Poway, $42.99.

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 Poway, $1.00.

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 Poway. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Poway's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Poway, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Poway, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Poway and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Poway at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Poway at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Poway residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Poway with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.541% of households in Poway. The next fastest internet provider in Poway is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 21% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Poway with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Poway, $42.99.

Cox is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Poway, covering 2.541% of the city.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.