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Internet providers in Salinas, CA

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Salinas, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL99%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.223%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Salinas internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Salinas 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 Salinas area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Salinas residents. Cable 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 25% of those living in Salinas.

There are seven internet providers serving the Salinas area, and 98.03% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Salinas'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 Salinas

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 53 Mbps 33 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 136 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
Razzo Link 8 Mbps 3 Mbps Wireless
Viasat 12 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
HughesNet 26 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Salinas

The largest internet providers in Salinas are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Salinas.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Salinas residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 98% of the area. Salinas’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Salinas 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 Salinas covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Salinas 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 Salinas, $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 Salinas, $2.04.

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 Salinas. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Salinas's providers, 525 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

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Salinas covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Salinas 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 Salinas, $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 Salinas, $2.04.

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 Salinas. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Salinas's providers, 525 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 Salinas covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Salinas 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 Salinas, $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 Salinas, $2.04.

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 Salinas. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Salinas's providers, 525 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Salinas with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Salinas. The next fastest internet provider in Salinas is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 0.223% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Salinas with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salinas, $54.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Salinas, covering 0.223% of the city.

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.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.