Internet providers in Salinas, CA

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Salinas, CA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.223%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
RAZZOLINK - 3 - 30 MbpsWireless100%
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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 99% of Salinas residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Salinas, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Salinas, $51.00.

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 Salinas, $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 Salinas. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Salinas's providers, 452 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 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, $51.00.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salinas, $1.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 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, 452 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 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Salinas, $51.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salinas, $1.00.

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, 452 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Salinas with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.223% of households in Salinas. The next fastest internet provider in Salinas is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 98% 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, $51.00.

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

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.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.