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Internet providers in Watsonville, CA

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Watsonville, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable99%
Suddenlink $30.00 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.782%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL29%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired29%
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Watsonville internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Watsonville 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 Watsonville area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Watsonville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Watsonville, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are nine internet providers serving the Watsonville area, and 96.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Watsonville's nine internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Watsonville

The largest internet providers in Watsonville are AT&T, Spectrum, and Sonic Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to Watsonville.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Watsonville residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 99% of the area. Watsonville’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 29% of Watsonville residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Watsonville covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Watsonville 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Watsonville, $55.43.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Watsonville, $0.96.

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 Watsonville. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Watsonville's providers, 199 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Watsonville covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Watsonville, $55.43.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Watsonville, $0.96.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Watsonville. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Watsonville's providers, 199 Mbps.

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Sonic Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Sonic Telecom

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

29%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to some, but not many households in Watsonville covering 29% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in Watsonville 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 Sonic Telecom start at $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Watsonville, $55.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic Telecom offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in Watsonville. These download speeds are available to 29% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Watsonville's providers, 199 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Watsonville and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Watsonville at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are lower than average in Watsonville at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Watsonville residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Watsonville may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Watsonville cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Suddenlink is the fastest internet provider in Watsonville with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.782% of households in Watsonville. The next fastest internet provider in Watsonville is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 99% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Watsonville with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Watsonville, $55.43.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.