Internet providers in San Luis Obispo, CA

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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 93% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in San Luis Obispo, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 100 Mbps.

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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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in San Luis Obispo, $52.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Luis Obispo, $1.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in San Luis Obispo. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all San Luis Obispo's providers, 41 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in San Luis Obispo, $52.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Luis Obispo, $1.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in San Luis Obispo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all San Luis Obispo's providers, 41 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 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in San Luis Obispo, $52.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Luis Obispo, $1.19.

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, 41 Mbps.

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San Luis Obispo, CA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 25 Mbps DSL 93%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 Mbps Cable 100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 Mbps Satellite 100%
Ranch WiFi LLC - - Wireless 54%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in San Luis Obispo with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in San Luis Obispo. The next fastest internet provider in San Luis Obispo is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 93% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in San Luis Obispo with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in San Luis Obispo, $52.49.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.