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Internet providers in Poway, CA

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Poway, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable21%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.541%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 cable, which covers 100% of Poway residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.450% of those living in Poway.

There are seven internet providers serving the Poway area, and 96.79% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Poway's seven 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 Poway

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
San Diego Broadband 36 Mbps 15 Mbps Wireless
AT&T 69 Mbps 17 Mbps DSL
Cox 190 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable
Spectrum 84 Mbps 59 Mbps Cable

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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Poway, $54.27.

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 Poway, $0.94.

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 Poway. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Poway's providers, 250 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Poway, $54.27.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Poway, $0.94.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Poway. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Poway's providers, 250 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 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, $54.27.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Poway, $0.94.

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 Poway. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Poway's providers, 250 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Poway at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Poway residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Poway may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Poway DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Poway with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Poway. The next fastest internet provider in Poway is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 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, $54.27.

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

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.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.