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Internet providers in Santa Monica, CA

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Santa Monica, CA internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesFiber-optic80%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 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 79% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 73% of those living in Santa Monica.

There are four 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 four internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Santa Monica

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 12 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Frontier 237 Mbps 205 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 96 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Santa Monica

The largest internet providers in Santa Monica are Frontier, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing fiber-optic, cable, and satellite 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 cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Santa Monica’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Santa Monica residents.

Frontier fiber-optic internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Santa Monica, $59.99.

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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

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Santa Monica, $59.99.

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 Santa Monica, $0.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 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, 117 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 Santa Monica covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica, $59.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Monica, $0.54.

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 Santa Monica. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Santa Monica's providers, 117 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Santa Monica with download speeds up to 1,00*0 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Santa Monica. The next fastest internet provider in Santa Monica is Viasat, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Santa Monica with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Santa Monica, $59.99.

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

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

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.