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Internet providers in Valley Center, CA

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Valley Center, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $49.99 10 - 75 MbpsDSL90%
Mediacom $39.99 60 - 200 MbpsCable91%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
San Diego Broadband $59.95 1.5 - 30 MbpsWireless26%
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Valley Center internet service at a glance

At 94%, broadband coverage in Valley Center 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 Valley Center area will have access to cable, which covers 91% of Valley Center residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Valley Center, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Valley Center area, and 87.43% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Valley Center's five internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Valley Center

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 138 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
Viasat 18 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
San Diego Broadband 23 Mbps 10 Mbps Wireless
AT&T 67 Mbps 37 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Valley Center

The largest internet providers in Valley Center are AT&T, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Valley Center.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Valley Center residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 91% of the area. Valley Center’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Valley Center residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Valley Center covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Valley Center 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 Valley Center, $49.98.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Valley Center, $2.27.

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 Valley Center. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Valley Center's providers, 68 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

91%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Valley Center covering 91% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Valley Center, $49.98.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.67 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Valley Center, $2.27.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Valley Center. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Valley Center's providers, 68 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Valley Center covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Valley Center 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Valley Center, $49.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Valley Center, $2.27.

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 Valley Center. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Valley Center's providers, 68 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Valley Center with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 91% of households in Valley Center. The next fastest internet provider in Valley Center is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 75 Mbps to 90% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Valley Center with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Valley Center, $49.98.

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.

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.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.