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Internet providers in San Luis Obispo, CA

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San Luis Obispo, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL93%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Ranch Wifi - -Wireless54%
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San Luis Obispo internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of San Luis Obispo residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 33% of those living in San Luis Obispo.

There are six internet providers serving the San Luis Obispo area, and 93.13% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among San Luis Obispo's six internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in San Luis Obispo

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 3 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 122 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable
AT&T 175 Mbps 148 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in San Luis Obispo

The largest internet providers in San Luis Obispo are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to San Luis Obispo.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all San Luis Obispo residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. San Luis Obispo’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of San Luis Obispo residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in San Luis Obispo covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in San Luis Obispo 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in San Luis Obispo, $61.98.

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 San Luis Obispo, $0.78.

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 5 Mbps in San Luis Obispo. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Luis Obispo's providers, 37 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

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in San Luis Obispo covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in San Luis Obispo, $61.98.

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 San Luis Obispo, $0.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in San Luis Obispo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Luis Obispo's providers, 37 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 San Luis Obispo covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of San Luis Obispo 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in San Luis Obispo, $61.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Luis Obispo, $0.78.

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 San Luis Obispo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all San Luis Obispo's providers, 37 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in San Luis Obispo with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in San Luis Obispo. The next fastest internet provider in San Luis Obispo is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in San Luis Obispo with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in San Luis Obispo, $61.98.

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.

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.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.