Internet providers in Santa Monica, CA

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Santa Monica, CA internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsFiber-optic80%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsDSL78%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
GTT Communications - -DSL9.326%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Santa Monica internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Santa Monica residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 80% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% of those living in Santa Monica.

There are five internet providers serving the Santa Monica area, and 82.79% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Santa Monica's five internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Santa Monica

The largest internet providers in Santa Monica are Frontier and Spectrum bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Santa Monica.

Fiber-optic internet from Frontier is available to most Santa Monica residents, covering 80% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Frontier, which covers 78% of the area. Santa Monica’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Santa Monica residents.

Frontier fiber-optic internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

80%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Santa Monica covering 80% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Frontier is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Santa Monica than other internet types.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Santa Monica, $45.74.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Monica, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Santa Monica. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Santa Monica's providers, 103 Mbps.

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Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to most households in Santa Monica covering 78% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Santa Monica 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Santa Monica, $45.74.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Monica, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Santa Monica. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Santa Monica's providers, 103 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Santa Monica covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Santa Monica, $45.74.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Monica, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Santa Monica. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Santa Monica's providers, 103 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Santa Monica, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Santa Monica, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Santa Monica and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Santa Monica at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Santa Monica at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Santa Monica residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Santa Monica with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Santa Monica. The next fastest internet provider in Santa Monica is Frontier, offering download speeds up to 30 Mbps to 80% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Santa Monica with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Santa Monica, $45.74.

Frontier is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Santa Monica, covering 80% of the city.

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.

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.

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.